Levantine Entanglements - Cultural Productions, Long-Term Changes and Globalizations in the Eastern Mediterranean - Terje Stordalen

Levantine Entanglements - Cultural Productions, Long-Term Changes and Globalizations in the Eastern Mediterranean - Terje Stordalen

A New Format for Writing the History of the Levant: Introduction to the Volume

Levantine Entanglements - Cultural Productions, Long-Term Changes and Globalizations in the Eastern Mediterranean - Terje Stordalen

Terje Stordalen [+-]
University of Oslo
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Terje Stordalen is professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. He also holds a chair as Obel Visiting Social Science professor at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Øystein S. LaBianca [+-]
Andrews University
Øystein S. LaBianca is research professor of anthropology in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and associate director of the Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University, Michigan, USA.

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This cross-disciplinary volume makes the case for the Levant, including the use of the term, as a unit of analysis for the study of cultural production and change over the long-term in the Eastern Mediterranean. It offers a new perspective on the history of this region that overcomes Orientalist approaches and introduces a global history perspective. It posits a way forward for studying the agency of the local as a key to understanding the long-term history of cultural production over the long-term in the region. Finally, it tells the story of the crystallization within the region of a type of sub-imperial power, illustrated by the canonical discourses popularly associated with the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Stordalen, Terje; LaBianca, Øystein. A New Format for Writing the History of the Levant: Introduction to the Volume. Levantine Entanglements - Cultural Productions, Long-Term Changes and Globalizations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-17 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781781799123. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38436. Date accessed: 06 Dec 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38436. Nov 2021

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