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Description - The Tragedy in History by Flemming A.J. Nielsen

In this challenging new work, Nielsen compares Herodotus with Old Testament historiography as represented by the so-called Deuteronomistic History. He finds in the Old Testament evidence of a tragic form like that encountered in Herodotuss Histories. Nielsen begins by outlining Herodotuss Greek context with its roots in Ionic natural philosophy, the epic tradition and Attic tragedy, and goes on to analyse in some detail the outworking of the Herodotean tragedy. Against that background, the Deuteronomistic History is to be viewed as an ancient Near Eastern historiographic text in the tragic tradition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850756880
ISBN-10: 1850756880
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Flemming A.J. Nielsen

Flemming Nielsen is Research Assistant in Old Testament, Department of Biblical Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.