Description: Hélène Sader presents the history and archaeology of Phoenicia based on
the available contemporary written sources and the results of archaeological
excavations in Phoenicia proper. Sader explores the origin of the term Phoenicia;
the political and geographical history of the city-states Arwad, Byblos, Sidon,
and Tyre; and topography, climate, and natural resources of the Phoenician
homeland. Her limited focus on Phoenicia proper, in contrast to previous studies
that included information from Phoenician colonies, presents the bare realities
of the opportunities and difficulties shaping Phoenician life. Sader’s evaluation
and synthesis of the evidence offers a corrective to the common assumption of a
unified Phoenician kingdom.
Subjects: Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Archaeology
Review by Wolfgang Zwickel
Citation: Wolfgang Zwickel, review of Hélène Sader, The History and Archaeology of Phoenicia, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
Review by Helen Dixon
Citation: Helen Dixon, review of Hélène Sader, The History and Archaeology of Phoenicia, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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