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Sex and slaughter in the tent of Jael : a cultural history of a biblical story / Colleen M. Conway.

Author:
Conway, Colleen M. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
"This book traces the retelling of the biblical story from Judges 4-5 in ancient retellings of the Bible, visual art, poems, plays, and novels. The books shows how these cultural productions of an old biblical story intersect with broader conversations about the often conflicted, and sometimes violent, relationship between women and men"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-208) and indexes.
Contents:
Introduction: a cultural history of Jael and Sisera -- 2. Ancient stories of Jael and Sisera: the biblical versions -- 3. Problem solving in ancient retellings of Jael and Sisera -- 4. From allegory to morality: Jael and Sisera go public -- 5. Painting Jael and Sisera in the renaissance -- 6. Motives for murder in 19th and early 20th century cultural performances of Jael and Sisera -- 7. Jael rides the second wave of feminism -- 8. Gender, and cultural memory in A.S. Byatt's Jael -- 9. Old tales in new forms: reflections on a cultural history of a biblical tradition.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780190626877 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 0190626879 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
LCCN:
2016006303
OCLC:
938855976
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