Soliciting interpretation : literary theory and seventeenth-century English poetry

edited by Elizabeth D. Harvey and Katharine Eisaman Maus

As the site of several miracles in the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Jordan is one of the world's holiest rivers. It is also the major political and symbolic border contested by Israelis and Palestinians. Combining biblical and folkloric studies with historical geography, Rachel Havrelock explores how the complex religious and mythological representations of the river have shaped the current conflict in the Middle East. Havrelock contends that the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stems from the nationalist myths of the Hebrew Bible, where the Jordan is defined as a border of the Promised Land. Both Israelis and Palestinians claim the Jordan as a necessary boundary of an indivisible homeland. Examining the Hebrew Bible alongside ancient and modern maps of the Jordan, Havrelock chronicles the evolution of Israel's borders based on nationalist myths while uncovering additional myths that envision Israel as a bi-national state. These other myths, she proposes, provide roadmaps for future political configurations of the nation. Ambitious and masterly in its scope, River Jordan brings a fresh, provocative perspective to the ongoing struggle in this violence-riddled region.

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書名 Soliciting interpretation : literary theory and seventeenth-century English poetry
著作者等 Harvey, Elizabeth D.
Maus, Katharine Eisaman
Havrelock Rachel S.
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1990
ページ数 xxiii, 351 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0226319598
NCID BA11720570
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国


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All Donne Annabel Patterson
Dating Milton Jonathan Goldberg
From the superfluous to the supernumerary John Guillory
Jacobean poetry and lyric disappointment Jane Tylus
Jonson and the amazons Stephen Orgel
Joyning my labour to my pain Rosemary Kegl
Masculine persuasive force Stanley Fish
Shakespeare's sonnets as literary property Arthur Marotti
That ancient heat Michael Schoenfeldt
The constant subject Maureen Quilligan
The monarchy of wit and the republic of letters David Norbrook
Unspeakable love Gordon Braden