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Women’s Bravery: Jane Dieulafoy, Queen Parysatis, and the Reception of the Persian Empire in 19th Century France


 
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1. Title Title of document Women’s Bravery: Jane Dieulafoy, Queen Parysatis, and the Reception of the Persian Empire in 19th Century France - The Hunt for Ancient Israel
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Jorunn Okland; University of Oslo; Norway
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology; Ancient History of Israel
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Parysatis; Jane Dieulafoy; Susa; Louvre; Women Travellers; Reception History; Archaeology and Imperialism; Reception of Ancient Persia
 
5. Subject Subject classification Ancient History, Israel; Biblical Studies
 
6. Description Abstract “Ancient Persia and the “Persian Period” have been important for the production of biblical literature. This essay presents Jane Dieulafoy, French explorer, excavator of Susa, writer, and ethnographer, whose work complemented the knowledge produced by biblical scholars – through studies of material remains, archaeological excavations, and ethnographic fieldwork. Based on and inspired by her findings in the mentioned research areas, she turned her prize-winning novel on the Ancient Persian queen Parysatis into a libretto for a drame lyrique (an operatic sub-genre) of the same name, with incidental music by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The drama is discussed under the umbrella of reception history, including the reception history of the Persian Empire in the imperial ambitions of 19th Century France. Dieulafoy’s interest in the opera format, as demonstrated through the libretto for Parysatis, represents the convergence point for her research areas, cultural engagements and political entanglements
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Nov-2021
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/41657
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.41657
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Hunt for Ancient Israel
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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