Tracking the dragon across the ancient Near East

Show simple item record Miller, Robert D. 2016-12-15T05:44:47Z 2016-12-15T05:44:47Z 2014
dc.description.abstract In 2001, Michael Witzel called for “exploring the historical development” of the Indo-European and Near Eastern myth-families “by setting up a family tree of such groupings,” to “fill the gap between, say, the reconstructed Near Eastern branch and the individual local mythology, e.g., that of the Sumerians or Hittites.” The present essay is part of a larger project to track the storm god-slays-dragon myth across the ancient Near East, from the Rig-Veda to Iran and Anatolia, from Sumer through the Levant. This essay is a condensed version of the first half of that trek, “a combination of extremely close reading of text passages in the original … with the traditional Comparative Method.” The comparative method used here is genetic; fundamentally, “its goal is history.” en_ZA
dc.description.department Old Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Miller, RD 2014, 'Tracking the dragon across the ancient Near East', Archív Orientální Quarterly/Journal of African and Asian Studies, vol. 82, pp. 225-245. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0044-8699
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Oriental Institute (ASCR), Prague en_ZA
dc.subject Individual local mythology en_ZA
dc.subject Comparative method en_ZA
dc.subject Sumerians en_ZA
dc.subject Hittites en_ZA
dc.subject Storm god-slays-dragon myth en_ZA
dc.subject Ancient Near East en_ZA
dc.title Tracking the dragon across the ancient Near East en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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