A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 13, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 608 pages

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world.

  • Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity
  • Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
  • Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities
  • Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity
  • Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field
 

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Contents

Ethnicity and Language in the Ancient Mediterranean
17
Mediterranean Archaeology and Ethnicity
34
Ethnicity and WorldSystems Analysis
50
Ancient Ethnicity and Modern Identity
66
From Social to Cultural and Ethnic Identity
82
Networks and Ethnogenesis
97
Ethnic Identities Borderlands and Hybridity
112
Hittites and Anatolian Ethnic Diversity
127
Black Sea Ethnicities
312
Greeks and Phoenicians in the Western Mediterranean
327
Herodotus and Ethnicity
341
Ethnicity and Representation
356
Greeks Jews and Christians
376
Greek Ethnicity and the Second Sophistic
390
Ethnicity and the Etruscans
405
Romans and Jews
423

Hybridity Hapiru and the Archaeology of Ethnicity in Second Millennium
142
Assyrians and Others
158
Achaemenids Royal Power and Persian Ethnicity
175
Nubian and Egyptian Ethnicity
194
The Study of Greek Ethnic Identities
213
Ethnicity and Local Myth
228
Autochthony in Ancient Greece
241
Ethnicity and the Stage
256
Ethnos and Koinon
270
Messenia Ethnic Identity and Contingency
285
Ethnicity and Geography
298
Romans and Italians
437
Roman Elite Ethnicity
455
Ethnicity in Roman Religion
470
Ethnicity and Gender
483
Ethnicity in the Roman Northwest
497
Lucanians and Southern Italy
514
Who Are You? Africa and Africans
527
Roman Ethnicity and Italian Identity
541
Goths and Huns
555
Index
569
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THE EDITOR

Jeremy McInerney is the Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is the author of The Cattle of the Sun (2010) and The Folds of Parnassos (1999).

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