Friday, March 02, 2007

Lecture at UW

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

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