The Resource Founding gods, inventing nations : conquest and culture myths from antiquity to Islam, William F. McCants

Founding gods, inventing nations : conquest and culture myths from antiquity to Islam, William F. McCants

Label
Founding gods, inventing nations : conquest and culture myths from antiquity to Islam
Title
Founding gods, inventing nations
Title remainder
conquest and culture myths from antiquity to Islam
Statement of responsibility
William F. McCants
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 of civilization's origins in response to the social and political consequences of empire. The Greek and Roman conquests brought wi
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
939/.40072
Index
index present
LC call number
DS57
LC item number
.M434 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Founding gods, inventing nations : conquest and culture myths from antiquity to Islam, William F. McCants
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-166) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gifts of the gods : the origins of civilization in ancient Near Eastern and Greek mythology -- The beneficent sky god : cultural history in the Qur'an -- Who was first? : protography and discovery catalogs -- Inventing nations : postconquest native histories of civilization's origins -- "The sciences of the ancients" : speculation on the origins of philosophy, medicine, and the exact sciences
Control code
ocn757398573
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([ix], 179 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283280679
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613280671
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  • 328067
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not applicable
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.b25893701
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757398573
  • pebcs1283280671

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