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Rituals of war : the body and violence in Mesopotamia

Author: Zainab Bahrani
Publisher: New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge : Distributed by the MIT Press, 2008.
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"Rituals of War is an investigation into the earliest historical records of violence and biopolitics. In Mesopotamia, ancient Iraqi (ca. 3000-500 BC) rituals of war and images of violence constituted part of the magical technologies of warfare that formed the underlying irrational processes of war. In Rituals of War, Zainab Bahrani weaves together three lines of inquiry into one historical domain of violence: war,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Bahrani, Zainab, 1962-
Rituals of war.
New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge : Distributed by the MIT Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607896940
Online version:
Bahrani, Zainab, 1962-
Rituals of war.
New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge : Distributed by the MIT Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608743965
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zainab Bahrani
ISBN: 9781890951849 1890951846
OCLC Number: 137325300
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The king's head --
Babylonian semiotics --
The mantic body --
Death and the ruler --
Image of my valor --
The art of war --
Omens of terror --
The essence of war.
Responsibility: Zainab Bahrani.
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Rituals of war and images of violence in Mesopotamia ca. 3000-500 BCE examined as "magical technologies of warfare."  Read more...

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Rituals of War is an ambitious attempt to find new ways of viewing the ancient past, and for that Zainab Bahrani should be applauded. What makes Bahrani's examination of the Battle of Til-Tuba so Read more...

 
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