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

Concluding Reflections: On a Way Forward for Understanding the Levant

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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Ending this research initiative, let us return to the metaphor of this volume as a quilt (cf. introduction). At this point, the reader has been acquainted with the result: the quilt has been presented, with all its irregular pieces, uneven fabric, shifting patterns, and still many obvious blank spots—but also with hopefully fresh insights on the complex character of the Levant and on certain subtle lines of development going through the tapestries when explored from the vantage points engaged in this volume. Obviously, the volume is too complex, and too explorative, to be neatly summarized in a few pages. Nevertheless, we thought that we would share a few reflections and lessons about crystallizing a more inclusive narrative of the Levantine past that we learned in the process. We do hope that these might be helpful to future explorers.

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Stordalen, Terje; LaBianca, Øystein. Concluding Reflections: On a Way Forward for Understanding the Levant. Levantine Entanglements - Cultural Productions, Long-Term Changes and Globalizations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 616-627 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781781799123. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38463. Date accessed: 22 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38463. Nov 2021

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