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The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq

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This pioneering study uses an early seventh-century Christian martyr legend to elucidate the culture and society of late antique Iraq. Translated from Syriac into English here for the first time, the legend of Mar Qardagh introduces a hero of epic proportions whose characteristics confound simple classification. During the several stages of his career, Mar Qardagh hunts li ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published April 24th 2006 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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