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Baal and the politics of poetry

Author: Aaron Tugendhaft
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Series: The ancient word
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Genre/Form: Texts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Tugendhaft
ISBN: 9781138063624 1138063622
OCLC Number: 1004511939
Description: xiv, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Baal and the modern study of myth --
The Baal Cycle and Bronze Age politics --
Divine combat as political discourse at Mari --
The politics of time --
Unsettling sovereignty --
Kinship contested --
Conclusion --
Appendix : the Envoy Scene (KTU 1.2 I 11-46).
Series Title: The ancient word
Responsibility: Aaron Tugendhaft.

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"Aaron Tugendhaft's book comes as a very welcome contribution. For he means to overturn the standard interpretation of the well-known ancient Ugaritic poem about the god Ba'al, which sees it as a Read more...

 
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