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Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction  

Trevor Bryce

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198726470
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief ... More
9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)

9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0010
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198726470
‘Babylon in later ages’ begins with Babylonia under Persian rule when Cyrus invaded in 539. He honoured, preserved, and maintained Babylon’s and Babylonia’s time-honoured traditions, cults, ... More
3. Assyrians at home

3. Assyrians at home  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198715900
‘Assyrians at home’ describes the great variety of living conditions and human experiences in the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century, the period when the source material is most numerous ... More
5. Foreigners in Assyria

5. Foreigners in Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198715900
‘Foreigners in Assyria’ looks at Assyrian interactions with the wider world by focusing on foreigners in the city of Aššur and how they got there. The first two cases explore Assyrian ... More
5. Childish thingspictures & conversations

5. Childish things: pictures & conversations  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532155
Fairy tale hovered as a form of literature between children and adults, but in the Victorian era, the fairy way of writing became a mode of communicating moral values, political dreams, and ... More
8. Double visionthe dream of reason

8. Double vision: the dream of reason  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532155
The tradition of fairy tale has lent itself, in the name and interest of rationality, to some of the most acute intellectual creations. Writers have wrapped themselves in fairytale themes ... More
4. Potato souptrue stories/real life

4. Potato soup: true stories/real life  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532155
Princes and queens, palaces and castles dominate the foreground of a fairy tale, but through the gold and glitter, the depth of the scene is filled with vivid and familiar circumstances, as ... More
2. With a touch of her wandmagic & metamorphosis

2. With a touch of her wand: magic & metamorphosis  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532155
‘Magic tale’ has been suggested as a term that captures the idea of the form better than ‘fairy tale’ or even ‘wonder tale’; it points to the pivotal role that enchantment plays, both in ... More
9. On stage & screenstates of illusion

9. On stage & screen: states of illusion  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532155
Because fairy tales can be meddled with, mixed up, and turned around in ways that an authored text resists, they have emerged as the favoured reservoir of contemporary mass entertainment, ... More
7. To the ends of the earth

7. To the ends of the earth  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199946952
With the filling of the large space on the map that was Tibet and High Asia, explorers turned to smaller spaces or else they turned to those untouched extremities where there was no map—the ... More

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