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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


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.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-3920-6
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 27,2021
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 307
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3920-6
$114.95

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.

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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ContributorBiography

Katharina Streit

Katharina Streit, born 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany, studied Cultural Anthropology, Prehistory, and Near Eastern Archaeology at the Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg, the University of Oxford and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently a researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, Katharina Streit directed excavations at the Neolithic-Chalcolithic site of Ein el-Jarba (Israel), and since 2017, she is co-directing the Austrian Expedition to Lachish together with Felix Höflmayer.

Marianne Grohmann

Marianne Grohmann, born 1969 in Vienna, Austria, studied Protestant Theology and German literature in Vienna and Berlin. She spent two years for studies and research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1992/93 and 1995/96). In 2007, she was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Berkeley, California. Since 2007, she is Professor at the Institute of Old Testament Research and Biblical Archaeology at the University of Vienna.

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