By Jeremy McInerney
A spouse to Ethnicity within the historic Mediterranean provides a entire choice of essays contributed via Classical reviews students that discover questions in relation to ethnicity within the old Mediterranean world.
- Covers themes of ethnicity in civilizations starting from historic Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into past due Antiquity
- Features state of the art learn on ethnicity when it comes to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
- Reveals the specific relationships among historical and smooth ethnicities
- Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an energetic section of social identity
- Represents a basic wondering of officially authorised and glued different types within the field
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Extra resources for A companion to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean
H. Nielsen, Defining Ancient Arkadia (The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 1999); with C. Adams, Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece and the Near East (Oxford 2007); and with H. Cavanagh and W. G. Cavanagh, Honouring the Dead in the Peloponnese (Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies of the University of Nottingham [online] 2011). Jörg Rüpke has been, since 1999, professor of classical philology and comparative religion at the University of Erfurt, where since 2008 he has also been a fellow in religious studies at the Max Weber Centre.
It may be possible, however, to exploit the term usefully as a way not only of gauging what ancient peoples thought about themselves but also as a way of addressing a series of related issues: the conditions under which ethnic identities were formulated, the ways in which these found expression, and the means by which such dynamic processes have been understood (and misunderstood) by writers from antiquity to the present. 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.
A. Bernard Knapp is Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow. Research interests include archaeological theory, island archaeology, gender and social identity, archaeologies of landscape, and the prehistory of the Mediterranean, especially Cyprus. He co-edits the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, and is general editor of the series Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology. Kristian Kristiansen has been professor of archaeology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden since 1994.
A companion to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean by Jeremy McInerney