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The tragedy in history : Herodotus and the Deuteronomistic history

Author: Flemming A J Nielsen
Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 251.; Copenhagen international seminar, 4.
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In this challenging new work, Nielsen compares Herodotus with Old Testament historiography as represented by the so-called Deuteronomistic History. He finds in the Old Testament evidence of a tragic form like that encountered in Herodotus's Histories. Nielsen begins by outlining Herodotus's Greek context with its roots in Ionic natural philosophy, the epic tradition and Attic tragedy, and goes on to analyse in some  Read more...
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Nielsen, Flemming A.J.
Tragedy in history.
Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997
(DLC) 98103667
(OCoLC)38212852
Named Person: Herodotus.; Herodotus.; Herodotus; Hérodote.; Hérodote.; Herodotus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Flemming A J Nielsen
ISBN: 9780567187031 0567187039
OCLC Number: 283799042
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages).
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 HERODOTUS; Chapter 3 THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORICAL WORK; Chapter 4 CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Names.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 251.; Copenhagen international seminar, 4.
Responsibility: Flemming A.J. Nielsen.

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In this challenging new work, Nielsen compares Herodotus with Old Testament historiography as represented by the so-called Deuteronomistic History. He finds in the Old Testament evidence of a tragic form like that encountered in Herodotus's Histories. Nielsen begins by outlining Herodotus's Greek context with its roots in Ionic natural philosophy, the epic tradition and Attic tragedy, and goes on to analyse in some detail the outworking of the Herodotean tragedy. Against that background, the Deuteronomistic History is to be viewed as an ancient Near Eastern historiographic text in the tragic t.

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