Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2013

256 Pages | 13 black and white illustrations

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719090516

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Discovering Gilgamesh

Geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Accessible and wide-ranging exploration of the impact of late-Victorian geological debates
  • An innovative and original interpretation of Victorian attitudes to history and time
  • An interdisciplinary approach to a variety of both canonical and unpublished sources
  • Demonstrates that the Victorians' relationship with time and history was extremely complex
  • First book-length treatment on the significance of the discovery of the Epic of Gilgamesh

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