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The Resource The fall of cities in the Mediterranean : commemoration in literature, folk-song, and liturgy, edited by Mary R. Bachvarova, Dorota Dutsch, Ann Suter

The fall of cities in the Mediterranean : commemoration in literature, folk-song, and liturgy, edited by Mary R. Bachvarova, Dorota Dutsch, Ann Suter

Label
The fall of cities in the Mediterranean : commemoration in literature, folk-song, and liturgy
Title
The fall of cities in the Mediterranean
Title remainder
commemoration in literature, folk-song, and liturgy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary R. Bachvarova, Dorota Dutsch, Ann Suter
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A body of theory has developed about the role and function of memory in creating and maintaining cultural identity. Yet there has been no consideration of the rich Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of laments for fallen cities in commemorating or resolving communal trauma. This volume offers new insights into the trope of the fallen city in folk song and a variety of literary genres. These commemorations reveal memories modified by diverse agendas, and contain responses to the narrative structures and motifs in which the meaning of memory-making about fallen cities resided, repurposing them or even denying their meaning or silencing them. Opening a new avenue of research into the Mediterranean genre of city lament, this book examines references to, or re-workings of, otherwise lost texts or ways of commemorating fallen cities in the extant texts, and with greater emphasis than usual on the point of view of the victors"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
809/.933582
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1389
LC item number
.F36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bachvarova, Mary R.
  • Dutsch, Dorota
  • Suter, Ann
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laments
  • Ruins in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Laments
  • Ruins in literature
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
The fall of cities in the Mediterranean : commemoration in literature, folk-song, and liturgy, edited by Mary R. Bachvarova, Dorota Dutsch, Ann Suter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
Foreword / Margaret Alexiou -- Introduction / Ann Suter -- The city lament genre in the ancient Near East / John Jacobs -- The destroyed city in ancient "world history": from Agade to Troy / Mary R. Bachvarova -- Mourning a city "empty of men": stereotypes of Anatolian communal lament in Aeschylus' Persians / Mary R. Bachvarova and Dorota Dutsch -- Seven against Thebes, city laments, and Athenian history / Geoffrey Bakewell -- Lament for fallen cities in early Roman drama: Naevius, Ennius, and Plautus / Seth A. Jeppesen -- City lament in Augustan epic: antitypes of Rome from Troy to Alba Longa / Alison Keith -- The fall of Troy in Seneca's Troades / Jo-Ann Shelton -- How to lament an Eternal City: the ambiguous fall of Rome / Catherine Conybeare -- Messengers, angels, and laments for the fall of Constantinople / Andromache Karanika -- "A sudden longing": lamenting the lost city of Smyrna / Gail Holst-Warhaft
Control code
917131586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781107031968
Lccn
2015024872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)917131586
Label
The fall of cities in the Mediterranean : commemoration in literature, folk-song, and liturgy, edited by Mary R. Bachvarova, Dorota Dutsch, Ann Suter
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
Foreword / Margaret Alexiou -- Introduction / Ann Suter -- The city lament genre in the ancient Near East / John Jacobs -- The destroyed city in ancient "world history": from Agade to Troy / Mary R. Bachvarova -- Mourning a city "empty of men": stereotypes of Anatolian communal lament in Aeschylus' Persians / Mary R. Bachvarova and Dorota Dutsch -- Seven against Thebes, city laments, and Athenian history / Geoffrey Bakewell -- Lament for fallen cities in early Roman drama: Naevius, Ennius, and Plautus / Seth A. Jeppesen -- City lament in Augustan epic: antitypes of Rome from Troy to Alba Longa / Alison Keith -- The fall of Troy in Seneca's Troades / Jo-Ann Shelton -- How to lament an Eternal City: the ambiguous fall of Rome / Catherine Conybeare -- Messengers, angels, and laments for the fall of Constantinople / Andromache Karanika -- "A sudden longing": lamenting the lost city of Smyrna / Gail Holst-Warhaft
Control code
917131586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781107031968
Lccn
2015024872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)917131586

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