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Author Finn, Jennifer,
Title Much ado about Marduk : questioning discourses of royalty in First Millennium Mesopotamian literature / Jennifer Finn.
Imprint Boston : Walter de Gruyter Inc., [2017]

Author Finn, Jennifer,
Series Studies in ancient Near Eastern records ; volume 16.
Studies in ancient Near Eastern records ; v. 16.
Subject Assyro-Babylonian literature.
Marduk (Babylonian deity)
Iraq -- History -- To 634 -- Kings and rulers.
Assyria -- History -- Sources.
Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary The king in ancient Mesopotamia is often viewed as a figure above reproach. This volume problematizes this assumption through a critical investigation of several Akkadian texts that challenge royal policy. In most cases, the questions raised by these texts pertain to the king's relationship to the Babylonian god Marduk, an issue that becomes increasingly relevant during the Neo-Assyrian period.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Standard Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Reading Counterdiscursive Texts in the First Millennium BC -- Chapter 2. The Kassite Revolution -- Chapter 3. The Library of Assurbanipal and the Counterdiscursive Landscape -- Chapter 4. The "Babylonian Problem" and Scribal Dialogues of Counterdiscursiveness -- Chapter 5. Counterdiscursiveness beyond belles lettres in and out of Nineveh -- Chapter 6. Textual Hegemony and the Counterdiscursive Public -- Epilogue. The Legacy of Late Akkadian Countertexts -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN 9781501504969 (electronic bk.)
1501504967 (electronic bk.)
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1501504975 (electronic bk.)
9781501504983 (EPUB)
1501504983 (EPUB)
OCLC # 1039101760
Additional Format Print version: 9781501513855 1501513850 (DLC) 2017020298.

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