Description - Israel's History and the History of Israel by Mario Liverani
In 'Israel's History and the History of Israel' one of the world's foremost experts on antiquity addresses the birth of Israel and its historic reality. Many stories have been told of the founding of ancient Israel, all rely on the biblical story in its narrative scheme, despite its historic unreliability. Drawing on the literary and archaeological record, this book completely rewrites the history of Israel. The study traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Mario Liverani
Mario Liverani teaches the History of the Ancient Near East at the University of Rome 'La Sapienz'. He is Lincei Academic and honorary member of the American Oriental Society. He is the coordinator of the archaeological expedition in the Acacus (Libyan Sahara). He has published Ancient Orient (1991), which has been translated into Spanish by Critica, War and Diplomacy in the Ancient Orient (1994), Uruk: The First City (1998), translated into English by University of Chicago Press, and Myth and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Historiography (2004, Equinox).