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Author Rowlett, Lori L

Title Joshua and the rhetoric of violence : a new historicist analysis / Lori L. Rowlett
Published Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1996


Description 1 online resource (197 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 226
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 226
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 METHODOLOGY; Chapter 3 HISTORICAL CONTEXT; Chapter 4 DIVINE WARFARE; Chapter 5 THE CONVENTIONAL LANGUAGE OF WAR IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; Chapter 6 THE RHETORIC OF VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA 1.1-9; Chapter 7 THE DISCURSIVE FUNCTION OF [Omitted] IN THE TEXT; Chapter 8 CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary Joshua and the Rhetoric of Violence' examines the book of Joshua as a construction of national identity. This pioneering New Historicist analysis shows how the Deuteronomist used war oracle language and epic historical lore to negotiate sociopolitical boundaries. It asserts that text and context interacted in a programme consolidating King Josiah's authority in the wake of Assyrian imperial collapse. The book argues that the conquest narrative is not simple 'us against them' propaganda but a complex web of negotiations defining identity and otherness. The analysis draws on Foucault's principle
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Cambridge)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-191) and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Joshua, I, 1-9 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Subject War -- Biblical teaching
Violence in the Bible.
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Violence -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
War -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Violence in the Bible.
War -- Biblical teaching.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Jozua (bijbelboek)
War -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Violence -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Groepen (sociologie)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567383167