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The Resource Discovering Gilgamesh : geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture, Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Discovering Gilgamesh : geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture, Vybarr Cregan-Reid

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Discovering Gilgamesh : geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture
Title
Discovering Gilgamesh
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geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture
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Vybarr Cregan-Reid
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1872, a young archaeologist at the British Museum made a tremendous discovery. While he was working his way through a Mesopotamian 'slush pile', George Smith, a self-taught expert in ancient languages, happened upon a Babylonian version of Noah's Flood. His research suggested this 'Deluge Tablet' pre-dated the writing of Genesis by a millennium or more. Smith went on to translate what later became 'The Epic of Gilgamesh', perhaps the oldest and most complete work of literature from any culture. Against the backdrop of innovative readings of a range of paintings, novels, histories and photographs, this work demonstrates the Gordian complexity of the Victorians' relationship with history, while also seeking to highlight the Epic's role in influencing models of time in late-Victorian geology
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Discovering Gilgamesh : geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture, Vybarr Cregan-Reid
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Discovering Gilgamesh : geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture, Vybarr Cregan-Reid
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt18mbdzh
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • DISCOVERING GILGAMESH: GEOLOGY, NARRATIVE AND THE HISTORICAL SUBLIME IN VICTORIAN CULTURE; Half Title Page; Title Page ; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Part I: Gilgamesh; Introduction; 1. Discovering Gilgamesh; Part II: Narrative and the historical sublime; 2. Capturing time: the iconography of water in painting and photography; 3. Forgetting the past and the future: Macaulay, Carlyle, and the 'shoreless chaos' of history; 4. Present endings: rethinking closure in the Victorian novel; Part III: Geology, Gilgamesh, and the historical sublime
  • 5. Conclusion: Gilgamesh and the resublimation of deep timeSelect bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
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online
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9781781706466
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations (black and white)
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remote

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