Levantine Entanglements - Local Dynamics of Globalization in a Contested Region - 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.
Øystein S. LaBianca [+-]
Andrews University
Øystein S. LaBianca is a professor of anthropology at Andrews University in Michigan. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of over twenty books dealing with the archaeology of Jordan and is a founding co-director of the Madaba Plains Project.


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. Illustrations. Levantine Entanglements - Local Dynamics of Globalization in a Contested Region. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Sep 2021. ISBN 9781781799123. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41361. Sep 2021

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