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The Levant: Crossroads of Late Antiquity. History, Religion and Archaeology
Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw and John M. Fossey, editors

Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. xxx + 478. $206.00

Series Information
McGill University Monographs in Classical Archaeology and History, 22


Description: The Levant: Crossroads of Late Antiquity. History, Religion, and Archaeology / Le Levant: Carrefour de l'Antiquité tardive explores the monumental, religious, and social developments that took place in the Roman province of Syria during the 3rd through 6th centuries CE. Ellen Bradshaw Aitken and John M. Fossey bring together the work of twenty scholars of archaeology, art history, religious studies, and ancient history to examine this dynamic period of change in social, cultural, and religious life. Close attention to texts and material culture, including palaeo-Christian mosaics and churches, highlights the encounters of peoples and religions, as well as the rich exchange of ideas, practices, and traditions in the Levant. The essays bring fresh perspectives on “East” and “West” in antiquity and the diversity of ancient religious movements.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Titus, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, 1 Peter, Revelation, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Acts, Apocalypses, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Textual Criticism, Archaeology, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology, Sociology, Other Acts, The Apocryphon of John

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Review by Jürgen Zangenberg
Published 8/4/2016
Citation: Jürgen Zangenberg, review of Ellen Bradshaw Aitken and John M. Fossey, eds., The Levant: Crossroads of Late Antiquity. History, Religion and Archaeology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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