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Phoenician identity in context : material cultural "koiné" in the Iron Age Levant / Meir Edrey.

Author/Creator:
Edrey, Meir, author
Publication:
Münster : Ugarit Verlag, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 346 pages : illustrations (partly color), plans ; 25 cm
Series:
Alter Orient und Altes Testament ; 0931-4296 Bd. 469.
Alter Orient und Altes Testament, 0931-4296 ; Band 469
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Subjects:
Phoenician antiquities.
Phoenicia -- Civilization.
Middle East -- Civilization.
Civilization.
Middle East.
Middle East -- Phoenicia.
Summary:
"Phoenician culture was that of autonomous city-states. Indeed, the Phoenicians seem to have zealously held on to this Bronze Age social structure long after it gave way to nationalism and statehood in the southern Levant. Modern scholars often tend to emphasize the regional and individual nature of each Phoenician city to a point that some even question whether the Phoenicians can be referred to as an ethnic unit. As Aubet (2001: 9) stated, the Phoenicians were "a people without a state, without territory and without political unity." In this study, the author aims at examining this very issue through an analysis of the Phoenicians in the eastern Mediterranean during the Iron Age I-III, approx. 1200-332 BCE, the zenith of the Phoenician civilization.koiné ', ie a shared material culture which reflected a common ethnic, religious, cultic, and social identity (Burke 2008: 160), which developed despite the lack of political unity." --Provided by publisher
Contents:
1. Geographical borders. The Phoenician coast ; The borders of Phoenicia
2. The history of Phoenicia. The Bronze Age ; The Irona Age I ; The Iron Age II ; The Iron Age III
3. Phoenician architecture. Construction methods and techniques ; The Phoenician city ; Phoenician domestic architecture ; Phoenician fortifications ; Phoenician harbors ; Phoenician cultic architecture
4. Maritime culture. Navigation ; Hull construction techniques ; Boats and ships ; Anchors
5. Religion and cult. The Phoenician pantheon ; Betils, pillars, and sacred trees ; Funerary rites ; Apotropaic cult ; Maritime cults and rituals ; Dog burials ; Child sacrifice
6. Phoenician funerary practices. Inhumation ; Cremation
7. Ethnicity and identity. Material culture ; The emergence of Phoenician culture.
Notes:
Thesis (doctoral)--Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2016.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-275) and index.
ISBN:
9783868352825
3868352821
OCLC:
1226680296
Publisher Number:
9783868352825