Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity: The Role of Power and Tradition

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Ton Derks, Nico Roymans
Amsterdam University Press, 2009 - Social Science - 344 pages
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This bold and original volume explores themes of ethnicity and ethnogenesis in the societies of the ancient world. It starts with a current view held by many in the social and historical sciences, namely that ethnicity is a subjective concept shaped through an interaction with the ethnic other. The thirteen essays collected here analyze historical, epigraphic, and archaeological source material in order to consider the dynamic nature of ethnic formations over time, and range thematically from archaic Greece to early medieval Western Europe.


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Ton Derks is assistant professor of Roman archaeology and Nico Roymans is professor of Western European archaeology, both at the Free University of Amsterdam.


Contributors include:

Prof. Jos Bazelmans

Rijksdienst voor Archeologie, Cultuurlandschap en Monumentenzorg


Prof. N. Belayche
Centre Gustave Glotz


Dr. Jan Paul Crielaard

VU University Amsterdam


Dr. Ton Derks

VU University Amsterdam


Prof. Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut

Prof. Catherine Morgan

Director of the British School at Athens

(Professor of Classical Archaeology, Kings College London)

Prof. Nico Roymans

VU University Amsterdam


Prof. R.J. Van der Spek

VU University Amsterdam


Prof. Karl Strobel

Institut für Geschichte

Abteilung für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde


Prof. Frans Theuws

Amsterdams Archeologisch Centrum

Prof. Dick Whittaker (†)

Churchill College


Prof. Greg Woolf

University of St. Andrews

School for Greek, Latin and Ancient History

Prof. Douwe Yntema

VU University Amsterdam


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