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Liverani, Mario

Imagining Babylon

The Modern Story of an Ancient City

Series:Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) 11

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    Publication Date:
    July 2016
    ISBN
    978-1-61451-958-4
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Ever since the archaeological rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, generations of scholars have attempted to reconstruct the "real Babylon,” known to us before from the evocative biblical account of the Tower of Babel. After two centuries of excavations and scholarship, Mario Liverani provides an insightful overview of modern, Western approaches, theories, and accounts of the ancient Near Eastern city.

    Details

    xviii, 488 pages
    53 Fig.
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Near East; cities; historiography; Babylon

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    Mario Liverani, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.

    Reviews

    "[...] this is an eminently readable book, written by one of the most innovative historians of the ancient Near East in the past fifty years. Imagining Babylon is an important contribution to the historiography of the ancient city."
    Felipe Rojas in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.03.28

    "[...] particolarmente avvincente [...]"
    Paola Dordano in: Riv B 65 (2017), 638-639

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