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    DescriptionThis is an illuminating collection of essays that explore the idea of cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Cultural identity is a slippery and elusive concept. When applied to the collective self-consciousness among people or nations, it becomes all the more difficult to define or grasp. In recent decades scholars have focused on the 'other' - the alien, the unfamiliar, the different, perceived or conceived as the opposite - to highlight the virtues and advantages of the self. While this influential idea continues to hold sway, the time has come for a more nuanced and complex understanding of how the various societies of the ancient Mediterranean shaped their sense of identity. The twenty-four essays in this volume examine the subject from a variety of angles, encompassing a broad range of cultures: Greek, Persian, Jewish, Phoenician, Egyptian, Roman, Gallic, and German - and an impressive array of topics.

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    Cultural Identity
    In the Ancient Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Erich S. Gruen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 572
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,588 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892369690
    ISBN 10: 0892369698

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QRM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QRM
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    LC classification: DE71 .C85 2010
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    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QRM
    Illustrations note
    97 black & white illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Research Institute,U.S.
    Publication date
    25 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Erich S. Gruen is the Gladys Rehard Wood Professor Emeritus of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Review quote
    "Gruen's pragmatic approach allows for greater accessibility than many recent volumes on identity. . . . This volume is a welcome addition to studies of identity, particularly (but not exclusively) within the ancient Mediterranean."--"Bryn Mawr Classical Review"