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Sophus Helle

Sophus Helle

Sophus Helle is a writer, translator and cultural historian specializing in the Babylonian epics of ancient Iraq. He is a postdoctoral researcher at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin.

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Between Two Rivers, Between Two Myths

Between Two Rivers, Between Two Myths

In reality, Iraq was created the way all modern states are created: through a messy, protracted confluence of violent conflict, local preferences, external pressures, political skullduggery and cultural mythmaking. In that respect, it is no more fake and no more real than any other nation.

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