18 Feb Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations has 25 ratings and 1 review. Amanda said: I had to read this Ralph W. Mathisen. Ancient Mediterranean. 3 Nov Ralph W. Mathisen, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. From Prehistory to CE. Second Edition (first published ). Oxford; New York. After a chapter on the origins of history, Mathisen, who holds appointments in history, classics, and medieval studies at the University of Illinois at.
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Brianna marked it as to-read Nov 05, Bryn Mawr Classical Review In fact, they thought that foreigners were somehow not quite human.
Abstract After a chapter on the origins of history, Mathisen, who holds appointments in history, classics, and medieval studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses ancient Mediterranean civilization from prehistory to a. As textbooks go, it was relatively easy to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
As long as these approaches were protected, Egypt was safe from invasion and even to some degree from outside influence. Available to adopters of the text.
The chapter also includes essentializing statements e. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Contrary to the other chapters, it does not adopt a chronological outline.
I benefitted greatly from in-class feedbacks and discussion with my students, whom I am grateful to.
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE
Brian Prinz marked it as to-read Jun 30, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, The bibliography is abundant, but see notably Versteeg R. This also extends to the sourcebook, which is heavily text-centered and includes a large number of outdated translations. The predictable replenishment of the soil, coupled with the lack of fear of floods or invasions, gave the Egyptians a completely different outlook mediterrsnean life from the Mesopotamians.
Amanda Dotterer rated it liked it Apr 29, An Introduction to the Ancient World. Wittfogel, they amount to a combination of environmentally-deterministic, Eurocentric and Orientalist topoi that betray a lack of engagement with most recent scholarship in ancient environmental and socio-economic history.
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From Prehistory to CE focuses on continuity and connections, along with cultural diffusion and cultural diversity, to show how history is a cumulative process and that numerous themes recur in different times and places. First, Mathisen ignores most recent scholarship and has a propensity to use lack of evidence as evidence. Pam marked it as to-read Sep 22, Ocksbrown marked it as to-read Dec 04, Mary marked it as to-read Jul 07, It is to be hoped that a third edition will resolve these issues.
In general, passages such as these highlight two methodological issues. Documents, Maps, and Images. Ali Rizvi marked it as to-read Sep 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of mediterraneaan you want to read. The text also explores sensitive issues and debates including attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and tolerance; gender issues and roles; slavery; social mobility; religion; political evolution; the nature of government; and imperialism.
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to CE by Ralph W. Mathisen
The chapters most pertinent to the NT field include those on Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic age, the rise of Rome and the Roman republic, the decline of the republic and the founding of the principate, the Roman peace, the formation of the late Roman medierranean, and the Christian empire and the late Roman world. History Program in Medieval Studies Classics. Jared Fourez rated it really liked it Jul 19, OUP, ; de Blois, L.
The Egyptians were supremely optimistic, convinced that they were the best people, with the best life, on Earth. mmediterranean
The Ancient Mediterranean World. On the other hand, the volume reproduces several outdated, Orientalist stereotypes that undermine its overall reliability.
Finally, despite—or because—of its ambition, ch. N2 – After a chapter on the origins of history, Mathisen, who holds appointments in history, classics, and medieval studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses ancient Mediterranean civilization from prehistory to a. Rachel Dowdy rated it it was amazing Oct 16, AB – After a chapter on the origins of history, Mathisen, who holds appointments in history, classics, and medieval studies at the University mediterranewn Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses ancient Mediterranean civilization from prehistory to a.
Each chapter comes with a selected bibliography in English, and there is a handy clvilizations at the end.