By Jeremy McInerney
A spouse to Ethnicity within the old Mediterranean provides a entire selection of essays contributed by way of Classical reviews students that discover questions when it comes to ethnicity within the historic Mediterranean world.
- Covers subject matters of ethnicity in civilizations starting from historical Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into past due Antiquity
- Features state-of-the-art learn on ethnicity with regards to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
- Reveals the categorical relationships among historical and glossy ethnicities
- Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an lively element of social identity
- Represents a primary wondering of officially authorised and stuck different types within the field
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No single approach is completely definitive and no single example is wholly paradigmatic, but taken together they demonstrate that, by drawing on the rich smorgasbord of modern theories and methodologies, the study of the ancient Mediterranean is capable of generating compelling and provocative ways of understanding those complex cultures. Theorizing Ethnicity A number of the contributions pose big questions that situate the study of the ancient Mediterranean within a broader set of issues and avenues for investigation.
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The chapters in this book have been written with these issues in mind, and the variety of the approaches on display here is a fair indication of the many possible ways into the matter of ethnicity. No single approach is completely definitive and no single example is wholly paradigmatic, but taken together they demonstrate that, by drawing on the rich smorgasbord of modern theories and methodologies, the study of the ancient Mediterranean is capable of generating compelling and provocative ways of understanding those complex cultures.