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    DescriptionIn this book Jonathan Hall seeks to demonstrate that the ethnic groups of ancient Greece, like many ethnic groups throughout the world today, were not ultimately racial, linguistic, religious or cultural groups, but social groups whose 'origins' in extraneous territories were just as often imagined as they were real. Adopting an explicitly anthropological point of view, he examines the evidence of literature, archaeology and linguistics to elucidate the nature of ethnic identity in ancient Greece. Rather than treating Greek ethnic groups as 'natural' or 'essential' - let alone 'racial' - entities, he emphasises the active, constructive and dynamic role of ethnography, genealogy, material culture and language in shaping ethnic consciousness. An introductory chapter outlines the history of the study of ethnicity in Greek antiquity.

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    Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Hall
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 370 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521789998
    ISBN 10: 0521789990

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    23 April 2004
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    'This is an important book. It is not the first study of ancient Greek ethnicity in recent years, but it is by far the most thorough and systematic ... It is a major contribution to Classical studies, and a major challenge to the archaeology of prehistoric ethnicity.' Ian Morris, Cambridge Archaeological Journal ' ... a book which [is] a quite extraordinary combination of theoretical sophistication and historical erudition.' Roger Just, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 'Jonathan Hall's book is an event in classical scholarship.' David Konstan, Diaspora
    Table of contents
    1. Phrasing the problem; 2. The nature and expression of ethnicity: an anthropological view; 3. The discursive dimension of ethnic identity; 4. Ethnography and genealogy: an Argolic case-study; 5. Ethnicity and archaeology; 6. Ethnicity and linguistics; 7. Conclusion.