This book seeks to explain what happened when different ethnic, social, linguistic and religious groups, among others, came into contact with each other, especially in multiethnic commercial settlements located throughout the region.
Author: Denise Demetriou
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Mediterranean basin was a multicultural region with a great diversity of linguistic, religious, social and ethnic groups. This dynamic social and cultural landscape encouraged extensive contact and exchange among different communities. This book seeks to explain what happened when different ethnic, social, linguistic and religious groups, among others, came into contact with each other, especially in multiethnic commercial settlements located throughout the region. What means did they employ to mediate their interactions? How did each group construct distinct identities while interacting with others? What new identities came into existence because of these contacts? Professor Demetriou brings together several strands of scholarship that have emerged recently, especially ethnic, religious and Mediterranean studies. She reveals new aspects of identity construction in the region, examining the Mediterranean as a whole, and focuses not only on ethnic identity but also on other types of collective identities, such as civic, linguistic, religious and social.
Jeremy McInerney. yet it is the ability of ethnicity to link these apparent polarities
that makes it so marked a feature of both the ancient world and the modern. ...
Demetriou, Denise. 2012. Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean.
Author: Jeremy McInerney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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
Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean: The Archaic and Classical
Greek Multiethnic Emporia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dunbabin,
T. J. 1948. The Western Greeks: The History of Sicily and South Italy from the ...
Author: Sandra Blakely
Publisher: ISD LLC
This volume brings together scholars in religion, archaeology, philology, and history to explore case studies and theoretical models of converging religions. The twenty-four essays offered in this volume, which derive from Hittite, Cilician, Lydian, Phoenician, Greek, and Roman cultural settings, focus on encounters at the boundaries of cultures, landscapes, chronologies, social class and status, the imaginary, and the materially operative. Broad patterns ultimately emerge that reach across these boundaries, and suggest the state of the question on the study of convergence, and the potential fruitfulness for comparative and interdisciplinary studies as models continue to evolve.
Das suedliche Tyrrhenische Meer und die Griechen im 6. Jh. v. Chr. Michail Vysokij: Migration in the archaic Sicily (first part of the Vth century B. C.) Folker Reichert: Wanderer, kommst du nach Troia.
Author: Eckart Olshausen
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Inhalt Vorwort Werner Peukert: Migration und Fremdheit Herbert Gra�l: Zur Logistik antiker Wanderbewegungen Armin Wolf: Odysseus im Phaiakenland - Homer in der Magna Graecia Heinz Warnecke: Die homerische Hafenstadt der Phaiaken - Das Idealbild einer fruehen ionischen Kolonie? Domenico Musti: Fondazioni coloniali su istmi e su stretti Jost Knauss: Migrationen nach der griechischen Sintflut 1529 v.Chr. (Beispiele aus Mittelgriechenland) Wolfgang Orth: Autochthonie und �Ostkolonisation�. Zum politischen Konzept des Isokrates Angelos Chaniotis: Die hellenistischen Kriege als Ursache von Migration: Das Beispiel Kreta Holger Sonnabend: Herodot und die Auswanderung der Lyder nach Italien im Licht der modernen Migrationsforschung John Bintliff: Multi-ethnicity and Population Movement in ancient Greece: Alternatives to a world of �Red-Figure' People Stefan Faller: Von Troia nach Indonesien Kai Ruffing: Die regionale Mobilit�t von H�ndlern und Handwerkern nach den griechischen Inschriften Andreas Gutsfeld: Das maurische Schreckgespenst. Der Nomadendiskurs als Motiv der Herrscherkritik bei Prokop Gerhard H. Waldherr: Lagua(n)tan und Austur - Invasion aus dem Osten oder Ethnogenese ,vor Ort� Franz Sch�n: Germanen sind wir gewesen? Bemerkungen zu den Tungri und Germani Cisrhenani und zum sogenannten taciteischen Namensatz (Tac. Germ. 2,2) Giacomo Manganaro: Il S. C. dei Lanuvini per il rinnovo della �parentela� con i Centuripini Veit Rosenberger: Die geographische Herkunft der Klienten des delphischen Orakels Karin Hornig: Wandernde Kuenstler und ihre Rolle in Migrationsprozessen Oleg L. Gabelko: �Phaennis' Oracle� (Zosim. II. 36-37) and Galatians' Passage to Asia Minor Peter Kehne: Kollektive Zwangsumsiedlungen als Mittel der Au�en- und Sicherheitspolitik bei Persern, Griechen, R�mern, Karthagern, Sassaniden und Byzantinern - Prolegomena zu einer Typisierung v�lkerrechtlich relevanter Deportationsf�lle Linda-Marie Guenther: Sp�te Migranten. Das suedliche Tyrrhenische Meer und die Griechen im 6. Jh. v. Chr. Michail Vysokij: Migration in the archaic Sicily (first part of the Vth century B. C.) Folker Reichert: Wanderer, kommst du nach Troia. Mittelalterliche Reisende auf den Spuren Homers Gian Franco Chiai: V�lker, Sprachen und Kulturen der Troas in der archaischen Zeit (9.-8. Jh. v. Chr.) Pedro Barcel�/Juan Jos� Ferrer: Die Phok�er und die Iberische Halbinsel � Frank Stini: Exil in der r�mischen Kaiserzeit Iris von Bredow: �Sie luden auch die G�tterbilder aus den Tempeln ein und fuhren davon - Probleme des Kultes bei der Migration Eckart Olshausen: Patria als Heimatbegriff Heinz E. Herzig: Novum genus hominum: Ph�nomene der Migration im r�mischen Heer Silke Knippschild/Vera Sauer: Wandernde G�tter Ulf Scharrer: Die Einwanderungen griechischer und makedonischer Bev�lkerungsgruppen in den hellenistischen Osten Michael Kerschner: Die ionische Wanderung im Lichte neuer arch�ologischer Forschungen in Ephesos Michelle Cataudella: Nomadi e Greci nel lontano Oriente fra III e II secolo a. C. Klaus Tausend: Wanderungen vor der Wanderung. Migrationen und Ethnogenese im germanischen Raum Ida Maria Gulletta: Kamikos/Lykos/Halykos. Da �via del sale' a �confine' tra le due eparchie (note di geografia storica nella sicilia centro-occidentale) Register: Antike Personen, G�tter und HEroen / Nicht antike Personen / Sachen / Geographica, Volksst�mme udgl.
Papers from Workshop "Griechische Archaik und der Orient. Interne und Externe Impulse," held 8-10 Nov. 2001 in Innsbruck.
Author: Robert Rollinger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Papers from Workshop "Griechische Archaik und der Orient. Interne und Externe Impulse," held 8-10 Nov. 2001 in Innsbruck.
Toronto : Society of Mediterranean Studies , University of Toronto . and M . C .
Shaw ( 1995 ) . Kommos 1 , 1 : The Kommos Region and ... Small Worlds :
Interaction and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean . In : E . H . Cline and D .
Author: Ina Berg
Negotiating Island Identities explores the history of interaction between Crete and the Cycladic islands from the late Middle to Late Bronze II periods when Minoan influence was at its peak. Based on a thorough investigation of pottery assemblages from key sites, the book advocates a rethink of established acculturation scenarios (such as "Minoanisation") in relation to the Cycladic islands. Openness or closure towards outside influences was not predetermined by cultural, geographical or ecological variables but was socially constructed. Island communities could consciously fashion their worlds and make choices about the nature and degree of interaction with their neighbours.
Adornment in the Ancient Mediterranean World Cynthia S. Colburn, Maura K.
Heyn ... the multifaceted nature of embodied identities is also made clear , as the
body and its presentation are shown to negotiate an array of additional individual
Author: Cynthia S. Colburn
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Personal adornment, as an extension of the body, is a crucial component in social interaction. The active process of adorning the body can shape embodied identities, such as social status, ethnicity, gender, and age. As a result of its dynamic and performative nature, the body can often convey meaning more powerfully and convincingly than verbal communication. Yet adornment is not easily read and does not necessarily reflect actual lived experience. Rather, bodily adornment, and the performances that accompany it, can be manipulated to conceal or exaggerate reality, thus speaking more to identity discourse. The interpretation of such discourse must be grounded in an understanding of the context-specific and negotiable nature of adornment. The essays in this volume, which are united by their focus on material and visual evidence, cover a broad chronological and geographical span, from the ancient Near East to Roman Britain, and bring together innovative scholarly work on adornment by an international group of art historians and archaeologists. This attention to the archaeological evidence makes the volume a valuable resource, as those working with material or visual culture face unique methodological and theoretical challenges to the study of adornment.
... had sailed the Amazon River and that the Quechua and Portuguese languages
were offshoots of ancient Hebrew . ... He also conflated Brazilian and Middle
Eastern identities in his diary of a 1930 trip to the Middle East ( which was
published in 1954 ) . ... At the far limits of the Mediterranean , with its
indescribable flavor .
Author: Jeff Lesser
A comparative study of immigration and ethnicity with an emphasis on the Chinese, Japanese, and Arabs who have contributed to Brazil's diverse mix.
This timely volume fulfils the need for an up-to-date and theoretically informed dialogue on group identity in Balkan prehistory.
Author: Maja Gori
Spatial variation and patterning in the distribution of artefacts are topics of fundamental significance in Balkan archaeology. For decades, archaeologists have classified spatial clusters of artefacts into discrete “cultures”, which have been conventionally treated as bound entities and equated with past social or ethnic groups. This timely volume fulfils the need for an up-to-date and theoretically informed dialogue on group identity in Balkan prehistory. Thirteen case studies covering the beginning of the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age and written by archaeologists conducting fieldwork in the region, as well as by ethnologists with a research focus on material culture and identity, provide a robust foundation for exploring these issues. Bringing together the latest research, with a particular intentional focus on the central and western Balkans, this collection offers original perspectives on Balkan prehistory with relevance to the neighbouring regions of Eastern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Anatolia. Balkan Dialogues challenges long-established interpretations in the field and provides a new, contextualised reading of the archaeological record of this region.
CONTENTS 1. Peering into the Palimpsest: An Introduction to the Volume Norman Yoffee 2. Collecting, Defacing, Reinscribing (and Otherwise Performing) Memory in the Ancient World Catherine Lyon Crawford 3.
Author: Norman Yoffee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that Òall history becomes subjective,Ó that, in fact, Òproperly there is no history, only biography.Ó Today, EmersonÕs observation is hardly revolutionary for archaeologists; it has become conventional wisdom that the present is a battleground where interpretations of the events and meanings of the past are constantly being disputed. What were the major events? Whose lives did these events impact, and how? Who were the key players? What was their legacy? We know all too well that the answers to these questions can vary considerably depending on what political, social, or personal agenda is driving the response. Despite our keen eye for discerning historical spin doctors operating today, it has been only in recent years that archaeologists have begun exploring in detail how the past was used in the past itself. This volume of ten original works brings critical insight to this frequently overlooked dimension of earlier societies. Drawing on the concepts of identity, memory, and landscape, the contributors show how these points of entry can lead to substantially new accounts of how people understood their lives and why things changed as they did. Chapters include the archaeologies of the eastern Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia, Iran, Greece, and Rome; prehistoric Greece; Achaemenid and Hellenistic Armenia; Athens in the Roman period; Nubia and Egypt; medieval South India; and northern Maya Quintana Roo. The contributors show how and why, in each society, certain versions of the past were promoted while others were aggressively forgotten for the purpose of promoting innovation, gaining political advantage, or creating a new group identity. Commentaries by leading scholars Lynn Meskell and Jack Davis blend with newer voices to create a unique set of essays that is diverse but interrelated, exceptionally researched, and novel in its perspectives. CONTENTS 1. Peering into the Palimpsest: An Introduction to the Volume Norman Yoffee 2. Collecting, Defacing, Reinscribing (and Otherwise Performing) Memory in the Ancient World Catherine Lyon Crawford 3. Unforgettable Landscapes: Attachments to the Past in Hellenistic Armenia Lori Khatchadourian 4. Mortuary Studies, Memory, and the Mycenaean Polity Seth Button 5. Identity under Construction in Roman Athens Sanjaya Thakur 6. Inscribing the Napatan Landscape: Architecture and Royal Identity Lindsay Ambridge 7. Negotiated Pasts and the Memorialized Present in Ancient India: Chalukyas of Vatapi Hemanth Kadambi 8. Creating, Transforming, Rejecting, and Reinterpreting Ancient Maya Urban Landscapes: Insights from Lagartera and Margarita Laura P. Villamil 9. Back to the Future: From the Past in the Present to the Past in the Past Lynn Meskell 10. Memory Groups and the State: Erasing the Past and Inscribing the Present in the Landscapes of the Mediterranean and Near East Jack L. Davis About the Editor About the Contributors Index
Descent and Shared History The first feature of Judean identity is one very
prominently displayed in this text , that of descent , ancestry , kinship , and a ...
Negotiating Diaspora : Jewish Strategies in the Roman Empire ( LSTS , 45 ;
London : T. & T. Clark International , 2004 ) , pp . 109-27 . he is even willing to
identify Manetho's Hyksos with these 102 Identity and Interaction in the Ancient
Author: Zeba A. Crook
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
Stephen G. Wilson was Professor of Religion at Carleton University, Ottawa, and Director of the College of Humanities until his retirement in 2007. His contributions to the study of the religious identities of Jews, Christians, and Gentiles in the first three centuries of the Common Era are widely acknowledged; his interests have been no less in the contrasting and sometimes conflicting religious identities within each of these three groups. Among his best-known publications are The Gentiles and the Gentile Mission in Luke DEGREESActs (1973), Luke and the Law (1983), Related Strangers: Jews and Christians 70 DEGREES170 CE (1995), and Leaving the Fold: Defectors and Apostates in Antiquity (2004). The present collection of essays develops further Wilson's researches on the general theme of identity and interaction. The sixteen contributors to this Festschrift include Kim Stratton on curse rhetoric, Adele Reinhartz on Caiaphas, Willi Braun on meals and social formation, Philip Harland on meals and social labelling, Richard Ascough on missionizing associations, John Barclay on Judaean identity in Josephus, John Kloppenborg on the recipients of the Letter of James, Laurence Broadhurst on ancient music, Larry Hurtado on manuscripts and identity, Edith Humphey on naming in the Apocalypse, Michele Murray on the Apostolic Constitutions, Roger Beck on the Late Antique Ohoroscope of Islam, Graydon Snyder on the Ethiopian Jews, Alan Segal on Daniel Boyarin, Robert Morgan on theology vs religious studies, and William Arnal on scholarly identities in the study of Christia
... King observes : Christians were integrally a part of ancient Mediterranean
culture and necessarily shaped their identity ... able also to recognize
differentness ; a delicate negotiation is demanded between asserting an
independent identity .
Author: AnneMarie Luijendijk
Publisher: Harvard Divinity School theological
"Investigates private letters and official documents found at the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus pertaining to Christians in the pre-Constantinian era, taking the reader to the marketplace, church, and court room. Analyzes scribal habits, discoverst