Memory and the city in ancient Israel / edited by Diana V. Edelman and Ehud Ben Zvi.

Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2014.
ix, 340 pages ; 23 cm
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Palestine.
Civilization, Ancient.
City planning -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500.
City planning -- Social aspects -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500.
Public spaces -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500.
Palestine -- Civilization -- To 1500.
Part 1. Opening the gates : an introduction and invitation to join the conversation about cities and memory / Ehud Ben Zvi
Cities of glory and cities of pride : concepts, gender and images of cities in Mesopotamia and in ancient Israel / Stephanie Anthonioz
Part 2. Crossing the gates and entering into the city (of memory) memories of urban places and spaces
Testing entry: the social functions of city-gates in Biblical memory / Carey Walsh
Inside-outside: domestic living space in Biblical memory / Anne Katrine Gudme
Threshing floors and cities / Francis Landy
Palaces as sites of memory and their impact on the construction of an elite "hybrid" (local-global) cultural identity in Persian period literature / Kare Berge
City gardens and parks in Biblical social memory / Diana Edelman
In defense of the city: memories of water in the Persian period / Karolien Vermeulen
Cisterns and wells in Biblical memory / Hadi Ghantous and Diana Edelman
Part 3. Individual cities and social memory: exploring Jerusalem as a site of memory in the late Persian and early Hellenistic period / Ehud Ben Zvi
The memory of Samaria in the Books of Kings / Russell Hobson
How to slander the memory of Shechem / Yairah Amit
Mizpah and the possibilities of forgetting / Daniel Pioske
Dislocating Jerusalem's memory with Tyre / Philippe Guillaume
Nineveh as meme in Persian period Yehud / Steven W. Holloway
"Babylon" forever, or, How to divinize what you want to damn / Ulrike Sals
Building castles on the shifting sands of memory : from dystopian to utopian views of Jerusalem in the Persian period / Carla Sulzbach.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Orville H. Bullitt Classics Fund.
Edelman, Diana Vikander, 1954- editor.
Ben Zvi, Ehud, 1951- editor.
Orville H. Bullitt Classics Fund.
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Online version: Memory and the city in ancient Israel
9781575063157 (paperback : alkaline paper)
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