The Fatal Obedience Hardback

The Family Romance of Maccabean Martyrdom

by Naomi Janowitz;

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The Fatal Obedience

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Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices and presents a new family romance that encodes unconscious fantasies of child-bearing fathers and eternal mergers with mothers. This study places the martyr story in the historical context of the Hasmonean struggle for legitimacy in the face of Jewish civil wars, and uses psychoanalytic theories to analyze the unconscious meaning of the martyr family story.

The Fatal Obedience by Naomi Janowitz was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in December 2016. The ISBN for The Fatal Obedience is 9781138206663.

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Details for The Fatal Obedience

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (December 2016)
Number of Pages136
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4487813
Page last updated 1st June 2018
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