By Andrew Scheil

Babylon less than Western Eyes examines the mythic legacy of historical 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 sleek texts, Andrew Scheil makes use of Babylon’s awesome literary ubiquity because the beginning for an intensive research of the dynamics of version and allusion in western literature. relating every thing from previous 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 notable erudition with a transparent and obtainable variety, Babylon below Western Eyes is the 1st accomplished exam of Babylon’s importance in the pantheon of western literature and a testimonial to the continued effect of biblical, classical, and medieval paradigms in smooth culture.

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