Item description for The City in Roman Palestine by Daniel Sperber...
This book is a study of the city and urban life in Roman Palestine during the Talmudic period, 100-400 B.C. Rather than focus on a specific city, Daniel Sperber synthesizes what is known about city life in Talmudic Palestine to create a paradigmatic hypothetical Palestinian city. Drawing on numerous literary records for his information, he describes the structure and use of many physical aspects of the city, such as its markets, pubs, streets, bathhouses, roads, walls, toilets, and water supply. Rounding out the study is a chapter describing the archeological evidence, written by Sperber's colleague, Professor Joshua Schwartz. With the recent upsurge of interest in urbanization in the Greco-Roman world, The City in Roman Palestine will attract not only scholars of Judaic literature and history, but also classicists and ancient historians.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.69" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Oct 22, 1998
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 019509882X ISBN13 9780195098822
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More About Daniel Sperber
Dan Sperber is Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. He has been visiting Professor at Princeton University, The London School of Economics and the University of Michigan. He is author of "Rethinking Symbolism," "On Anthropological Knowledge" and, with Deirdre Wilson," Relevance: Communication and Cogntion" (1995).