A spouse to Ethnicity within the old Mediterranean offers a finished number of essays contributed by way of Classical stories students that discover questions on the subject of ethnicity within the old Mediterranean global.
Covers subject matters of ethnicity in civilizations starting from historical Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into overdue Antiquity
• beneficial properties state-of-the-art examine on ethnicity on the subject of Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
• unearths the categorical relationships among historical and sleek ethnicities
• Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an lively part of social identification
• Represents a primary wondering of officially authorised and glued different types within the box
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