By Andrew Scheil
Babylon lower than Western Eyes examines the mythic legacy of old Babylon, the close to japanese urban which has served western tradition as a metaphor for energy, luxurious, and unique beauty for greater than thousand years.
Sifting throughout the many references to Babylon in biblical, classical, medieval, and smooth texts, Andrew Scheil makes use of Babylon’s notable literary ubiquity because the beginning for a radical research of the dynamics of edition and allusion in western literature. pertaining to every thing from outdated English poetry to the modern apocalyptic fiction of the “Left at the back of” sequence, Scheil outlines how medieval Christian society and its cultural successors have followed Babylon as a political metaphor, a degenerate archetype, and a spot linked to the sublime.
Combining amazing erudition with a transparent and available sort, Babylon less than Western Eyes is the 1st finished exam of Babylon’s importance in the pantheon of western literature and a testimonial to the ongoing impact of biblical, classical, and medieval paradigms in sleek culture.
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Babylon Under Western Eyes: A Study of Allusion and Myth by Andrew Scheil