Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 07, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 184 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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