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Reception of Mesopotamia on Film


Reception of Mesopotamia on Film


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von: Maria de Fatima Rosa

46,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 08.09.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119778653
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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<p><b>Explore an insightful account of the reception of Mesopotamia in modern cinema </b>  </p> <p>In <i>Reception of Mesopotamia on Film</i>, Dr. Maria de Fátima Rosa explores how the Ancient Mesopotamian civilization was portrayed by the movie industry, especially in America and Italy, and how it was used to convey analogies between ancient and contemporary cultural and moral contexts. Spanning a period that stretches from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, the book explores how the Assyrian and Babylonian elites, particularly kings, queens, and priestesses, were perceived and represented on screen by filmmakers.  </p> <p>A focus on the role played by Ancient Near Eastern women and on the polytheistic religion practiced in the land between the rivers will be provided. This book also offers an insightful interpretation of the bias message that most of these films portray and how the Mesopotamian past and Antiquity brought to light and stimulated the debate on emerging 20th century political and social issues.   </p> <p>The book also offers: </p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the Old Testament paradigm and the romanticism of classical authors </li> <li>A comprehensive exploration of the literary reception of the Mesopotamian legacy and its staging </li> <li>Practical discussions of the rediscovery, appropriation, and visual reproduction of Assyria and Babylonia </li> <li>In-depth examinations of cinematic genres and cinematographic contexts   </li> </ul> <p>Perfect for students of the history of antiquity and cinematographic history, <i>Reception of Mesopotamia on Film</i> is also an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in reception studies. </p>
<p><b>Maria de Fátima Rosa</b> is Assistant Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and a researcher at the Center for History of the University of Lisbon since 2021. She holds a PhD in the History of Ancient Mesopotamia, and her interests include the reception of Mesopotamian antiquity by modern and contemporary cultures.</p>
<p><b>An insightful exploration of the treatment of Mesopotamia in modern cinema</b> <p>The approach to Ancient Mesopotamian civilization and characters by the movie industry has long stimulated debate and discussion on emerging political and social issues. In <i>Reception of Mesopotamia on Film,</i> Maria de Fátima Rosa explores the treatment of this fascinating society, as well as its kings, queens, and priestesses, by filmmakers. <p>The book explores a period from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, examining how Assyrian and Babylonian elites have been perceived and represented on screen. <p>In addition to a discussion of the biased message found in many 20th and 21st century films, the book investigates the Old Testament paradigm, the romanticism of classical authors, the literary reception of the Mesopotamian legacy and its staging, and the rediscovery, appropriation, and visual reproduction of Assyria and Babylonia. <p>Perfect for students of the history of antiquity and cinema, <i>Reception of Mesopotamia on Film</i> is a must-read for anyone with a personal or professional interest in reception studies.

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