Religion

Historiography and Self-Definition

Author: Gregory Sterling

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 516

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This is the first full and systematic attempt to set Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian historiography within the framework of Greco-Roman traditions. The thesis of the monograph is that a distinct historiographical tradition, apologetic historiography, developed as a result of a dialectic relationship with Greek ethnography. Professor Sterling situates the Hellenistic Jewish historians, Josephus, and Luke-Acts within this tradition.
Architecture

Die Apostelgeschichte und die hellenistische Geschichtsschreibung

Author: Cilliers Breytenbach

Publisher: Ancient Judaism and Early Chri

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Category: Architecture

Page: 385

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This volume - a Festschrift in honour of the renowned Acts of the Apostles-scholar Eckhard Plümacher- contains various articles on several aspects of Luke's Acts of the Apostles
Architecture

The Limits of Historiography

Author: Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

Publisher: Mnemosyne, Supplements

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Category: Architecture

Page: 363

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This volume explores the intersection between historiography and related genres in antiquity, ranging from China to the Mediterranean. Contributors use a range of reading strategies to analyze the place of rhetoric, genre, and intertextuality in these important ancient narratives.
Literary Criticism

Diaspora

Author: Erich S. Gruen

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

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Describes the lives of Jewish people living among the Greeks and Romans, from the reign of Alexander the Great to the Roman destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 A.D.
History

The Greek City from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Kristoffel Demoen

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

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Category: History

Page: 245

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The case studies in this book, by historians, archaeologists and literary scholars, draw a varied image of the protean Greek city. They cover all periods of Greek civilisation and deal not only with the iconic cities of Athens and Constantinople, but also with Antioch, Jerusalem, Thessalonica, and smaller towns in Asia Minor, Crete and the Balkans. The Greek city is studied as a material reality, as an ideological construct, and as the representational setting of literature.Recurrent themes and issues can be subsumed under the following oppositions: continuity/change, multiculturalism/ethnocentrism, metropolis/provincialism, communal identity/individuality.The fourteen papers are organised in three chronological groups, coinciding more or less with thematic and methodological units. The first part essentially deals with the history and archaeology of ancient poleis. The second part covers the Byzantine and Ottoman periods; it includes two literary-rhetorical studies and three discussions of multicultural cities. The last part centres on the representation of Athens in 20th Century Greek literature.
Caribbean literature

Sargasso

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Category: Caribbean literature

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Reference

Historiography

Author: Susan K. Kinnell

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

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Category: Reference

Page: 482

View: 867

Education

Out-heroding Herod

Author: Tamar Landau

Publisher: Ancient Judaism and Early Chri

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Category: Education

Page: 262

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This book discusses the Herod narratives of Josephus in the light of narratology and rhetoric. It offers an innovative interpretation of the rhetorical and dramatic makeup of the parallel accounts of Herod's history and suggests new ways of understanding Josephus' complexity as a historian between two cultures.
History

Athens in Jerusalem

Author: Yaʻaḳov Shaviṭ

Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish

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Category: History

Page: 560

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Shavit (history of the Jewish people, Tel Aviv U.) describes how Jewish intellectuals of the 18th century began finding in classical Greek culture elements they though Jewish culture lacked and would have to embrace in order to become part of the modern world. He explains that by asserting that Judaism had been open to Hellenistic influences since the time of the Second Table, they legitimized their own efforts to secularize Jewish identity and culture. First published as Yahadut bi-re'i ha- Yavanut ve-hofa'at ha-Yehudi ha-Helenisti ha-moderni by Am Oved Published, Tel Aviv, in 1992. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Micronesia

Isla

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Category: Micronesia

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