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Mario Liverani

Full Name: Mario Liverani
Number of Works: 8
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ISBN: 1845531930, 9781845531935
Keywords: city, first, uruk
Pages: 97
Published: 1998
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ISBN: 8484325903, 9788484325901
Keywords: biblia, alla, mas
Pages: 592
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0801443334, 9780801443336
Keywords: historiography, eastern, ancient, politics, myth
Pages: 256
Published: 2001

The essays included in this volume analyze important historical texts from various regions of the Ancient Near East. The distinguished Italian historian Mario Liverani suggests that these historiographical texts were of a "true" historical nature and that their literary forms achieved their intended results. Liverani focuses on two central themes in these texts: myth and politics. There is a close connection, Liverani finds, between the writing of history and the validation of political order and political action. History defines the correct role and behavior of political leaders, e