Images Of Nebuchadnezzar 2Nd Ed: The Emergence of a Legend (Hardback)Ronald H. Sack (author)
Hardback 175 Pages / Published: 01/09/2003
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Images of Nebuchadnezzar attempts to probe the diversity of cultural attitudes reflected in the characterizations of this famous king through an examination of both the original cuneiform sources as well as the accounts of chronographers written in Greek, Roman, and medieval times. Included in this revised and expanded second edition are two new chapters that examine both Nebuchadnezzar's administrative policies and the impact that his death had on both contemporary and later cultures. Both the positive and negative images of the king are explored, with conclusions being developed as to what the authors of the various surviving accounts actually thought the king really was. In the process, the whole nature of historiography in the ancient world is analyzed, and a number of broad conclusions are developed. Unfortunately, much of the record of Nebuchadnezzar's achievements that was written in his own time has not survived. Instead, only secondary accounts of his military campaigns or his construction projects in Babylon written in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, or Arabic are available for analysis. These stories vary greatly in content and emphasis. This book attempts to resolve the diverse characterizations of Nebuchadnezzar that appear in these accounts
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
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