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The Resource Time and its adversaries in the Seleucid empire, Paul J. Kosmin

Time and its adversaries in the Seleucid empire, Paul J. Kosmin

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Time and its adversaries in the Seleucid empire
Title
Time and its adversaries in the Seleucid empire
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Kosmin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Time and Resistance in the Seleucid Empire investigates the relationship between the formal temporal structures projected by the Seleucid imperial court and the indigenous temporalities that responded to, undermined, and ultimately resisted these. The complex and competing temporalities of the Hellenistic East - a site of intense creativity in conceptualizing time - have either been unnoticed in scholarship or treated in isolation. Understanding the interactions of these time systems as a coherent phenomenon of cultural and political history will provide new contexts and integrated explanations for questions central to both the classical Mediterranean world - such as post-Alexander state formation and "Hellenization" - and Near Eastern and religious studies - such as textual canonization and the emergence of apocalyptic theologies. The book's first half explores, above all, the invention and institutionalization of the Seleucid Era year count. This was the world's first continuous, irreversible, accumulating, and transcendent count of historical duration. The second part examines the Seleucid subjects' intellectual, religious, and political responses to this radically new temporal order. These include, most significantly, the first emergence of apocalyptic eschatology, that is, total histories of the world, from beginning to predicted end.--
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1984-
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Kosmin, Paul J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time perception
  • Seleucids
  • Calendar
  • Imperialism and science
  • Ethnoscience
  • End of the world
Label
Time and its adversaries in the Seleucid empire, Paul J. Kosmin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • Imperial present: The Seleucid Era and its epoch
  • A government of dating
  • Dynastic time
  • II.
  • Indigenous past and future: Total history 1: rupture and historiography
  • Total history 2: periodization and apocalypse
  • Altneuland: resistance and the resurrected state
Control code
on1028589463
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 379 pages ;
Isbn
9780674976931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1028589463
Label
Time and its adversaries in the Seleucid empire, Paul J. Kosmin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • Imperial present: The Seleucid Era and its epoch
  • A government of dating
  • Dynastic time
  • II.
  • Indigenous past and future: Total history 1: rupture and historiography
  • Total history 2: periodization and apocalypse
  • Altneuland: resistance and the resurrected state
Control code
on1028589463
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 379 pages ;
Isbn
9780674976931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1028589463

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