Founding Gods, Inventing Nations

Founding Gods, Inventing Nations

Conquest and Culture Myths From Antiquity to Islam

eBook - 2012
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From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab conquests of the Near East, William McCants looks at the ways the conquerors and those they conquered reshaped their myths of civilization's origins in response to the social and political consequences of empire. The Greek and Roman conquests brought wi.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781283280679
1283280671
9781400840069
1400840066
0691151482
9780691151489
Characteristics: 1 online resource ([ix], 179 pages)

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