A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world.
- Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity
- Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
- Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities
- Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity
- Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field
Keywords: Ancient Culture, Ethnicity, ethnic, ethnic cleansing, ethnic conflict, ancient world, Mediterranean world, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, antiquity, indigenous, race, racism, race relations, social class, cultural studies, ancestry, ethnogenesis, endogamy, boundary markers, citizen, empire, nationality, non-citizen, ethnic minorities, tribes, ethno-linguistic, phyla, migration, expatriate, diaspora, Jews, Arabs, slaves, ethnicus, ethnos, pagan, barbarian, barbarous, foreign, citizenship