Lecture at UW
Part of the Simpson Center's New Books in Print Lecture Series
When: Wednesday, March 07, 2007- 4:00 PM
Where: Communications 202 Download e-Flyer
Drawing on both literary and artistic sources, this pioneering study by Joel Walker uses an early 7th-century Christian martyr legend to elucidate the culture and society of late antique Iraq. The legend of Mar Qardagh introduces a hero of epic proportions—one who hunts like a Persian King, argues like a Greek philosopher, and renounces his Zoroastrian family to live with monks high in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan.