Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity: The Role of Power and by Ton Derks, Nico Roymans, Antonius Martinus Johannes Derks,

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By Ton Derks, Nico Roymans, Antonius Martinus Johannes Derks, Nico Gerardus Antonius Maria Roymans

This daring and unique quantity explores topics of ethnicity and ethnogenesis within the societies of the traditional international. It begins with a present view held by way of many within the social and ancient sciences, particularly that ethnicity is a subjective inspiration formed via an interplay with the ethnic different. The 13 essays accumulated right here learn old, epigraphic, and archaeological resource fabric for you to think about the dynamic nature of ethnic formations over the years, and diversity thematically from archaic Greece to early medieval Western Europe.

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112 Links between cities and political authority are equally non-exclusive. In particular, the epigraphical record highlights the dependence of ‘secular’ upon ‘divine’ authority in the enforcement of state laws and decrees. In rare instances, divine authority is directly involved in the civil process. A late 6th-century inscription from the agora at Mantineia records the judicial procedure used to try thirteen men in a case of murder,113 with the sentence (loss of property and banishment from the sanctuary) given by ‘divine oracle and human judgement’, and reinforced by a curse.

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94 As shown by Morris 1991. 10 for more recent work). Pherai: for a summary, see Morgan 2003, 92-95.  96 For extensive examination of these issues in relation to mainland Greece, see Morgan 2000; Morgan 2003, chapter 2. 97 Morgan 2003. 99 In other words, trying to trace the rationale for, and form of, a particular ethnic claim forces us to re-examine past assumptions about the complex of relations from which individual communities were constituted. Reconstructing the chronological development of, and balance between, often highly localised ties of place and broader notions of people and/or geography in the construction of political identities is a particularly important challenge.

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