Culture of Defeat: Submission in Written Sources and the Archaeological Record. Proceedings of a Joint Seminar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Vienna, October 2017 [Hardback]

Katharina Streit (Editor); Marianne Grohmann (Editor)

ISBN: 9781463239206 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Series: Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East | Volume: 16 | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 307p, H229 x W152 (mm)

Culture of Defeat


Culture of Defeat is based on a 2017 conference focusing on the impact on, and responses by, the defeated parties in conflicts in the ancient Near East. Shifting the focus of analysis from the conqueror to the vanquished, the (re-)examination of written sources and the archaeological record sheds new light on the consequences and reactions after often traumatic defeats and allows to gain a more nuanced and complete picture of such events.

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