Reviews...Great achievement and contribution of this work. It appears when the study of the Phoenicians is blossoming with new fresh approaches, research questions, and syntheses. Regev must be applauded for her efforts to produce such a extensive study and overview that is made up of numerous local case studies and interactions.
Review of Biblical Literature
Dalit Regev’s book on Canaanite-Phoenician trade-nets offers a thought-provoking new interpretation of maritime trade in antiquity, which according to the author was dominated by the Phoenicians. It addresses a large and complex topic that incorporates many different types of finds: pottery, metal, agricultural products and various kinds of luxury items.
Regev’s book—with its broad scope and, in part, provocative theories—will inspire important and certainly lively discussions in the years to come. Not all theories put forth in it will find consent, I believe, but I am looking forward to the debates.
Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Stimulating volume ... an interesting portrait of the Mediterranean from the perspective of Phoenician networks.
Regev’s book serves as an exceptional resource for Phoenician presence in commercial activities across the Mediterranean basin and beyond. It is a commendable compilation of archaeological, epigraphic, and historical evidence on the Phoenicians covering a vast scope that has rarely been explored to such an extent. Her longue durée approach, spanning the Bronze Age through the Roman and Byzantine periods, aligns well with the Phoenician civilization, which is characterized by remarkable continuity throughout the ages.
Both of her recent studies significantly contribute to our knowledge of this remarkable Levantine culture that extensively influenced and shaped the early Mediterranean world. Her research sheds light on the Phoenicians’ far-reaching impact and enriches our understanding of their historical significance.
Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies