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The graven image : representation in Babylonia and Assyria

Author: Zainab Bahrani
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003.
Series: Archaeology, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A welcome addition to the study of the ancient Near East. It breaks away from Eurocentric approaches and tries to do justice to Mesopotamian thought, thus shedding new light on the relationship between text and representation ... Bahrani's book will become the center of a lively debate."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bahrani, Zainab, 1962-
Graven image.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003047322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zainab Bahrani
ISBN: 9780812206777 0812206770
OCLC Number: 794702288
Language Note: In English.
Notes: OldControl:muse9780812206777.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction; 1. THE AESTHETIC AND THE EPISTEMIC: RACE, CULTURE, AND ANTIQUITY; 2. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIENT: DESPOTIC TIME AND THE TIME OF THE DESPOTS; 3 . ETHNOGRAPHY AND MIMESIS: REPRESENTING AESTHETIC CULTURE; 4. BEING IN THE WORD: OF GRAMMATOLOGY AND MANTIC; 5. SALMU: REPRESENTATION IN THE REAL; 6. DECOYS AND LURES: SUBSTITUTION AND THE UNCANNY DOUBLE OF THE KING; 7. PRESENCE AND REPETITION: THE ALTAR OF TUKULTI-NINURTA; 8. CONCLUSION: IMAGE, TEXT, AND DIFFÉRANCE, OR FROM DIFFERENCE TO DIFFÉRANCE; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Archaeology, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Zainab Bahrani.
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