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The Resource Poetic heroes : literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world, Mark S. Smith

Poetic heroes : literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world, Mark S. Smith

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Poetic heroes : literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world
Title
Poetic heroes
Title remainder
literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Smith
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Warfare exerts a magnetic power, even a terrible attraction, in its emphasis on glory, honor, and duty. In order to face the terror of war, it is necessary to face how our biblical traditions have made it attractive -- even alluring. In this book Mark Smith undertakes an extensive exploration of "poetic heroes" across a number of ancient cultures in order to understand the attitudes of those cultures toward war and warriors. Smith examines the Iliad and the Gilgamesh; Ugaritic poems commemorating Baal, Aqhat, and the Rephaim; and early biblical poetry, including the battle hymn of Judges 5 and the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1. Smith's Poetic Heroes analyzes the importance of heroic poetry in early Israel and its disappearance after the time of David, building on several strands of scholarship in archaeological research, poetic analysis, and cultural reconstruction. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Smith, Mark S.
Dewey number
809/.933581
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.W3
LC item number
S65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War in literature
  • War and literature
  • War stories
  • War and literature
  • War in literature
  • War stories
Label
Poetic heroes : literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world, Mark S. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880418756
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 636 pages
Isbn
9780802867926
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880418756
Label
Poetic heroes : literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world, Mark S. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880418756
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 636 pages
Isbn
9780802867926
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880418756

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