Canaanites (Hardcover)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon, and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium B.C.

Jonathan N. Tubb makes judicious use of the Hebrew Bible in describing Canaanite culture. He views the Bible as a rich resource for understanding the literary and theological heritage of Israel, which he classifies as a subculture of Canaan. At the same time he reveals the limitations of the Bible as a historical document, arguing that to reconstruct the Canaanites'' history we must first look at the archaeological data.

Tubb stresses the continuity of Canaanite civilization, portraying events such as the imposition of Egyptian imperial rule and the development of historical Israel as episodic interruptions.

Specifications

Publisher Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Mfg Part# 9780806131085
SKU 30461687
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 080613108X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 7.5L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon, and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium B.C. Jonathan N. Tubb makes judicious use of the Hebrew Bible in describing Canaanite culture. He views the Bible as a rich resource for understanding the literary and theological heritage of Israel, which he classifies as a subculture of Canaan. At the same time he reveals the limitations of the Bible as a historical document, arguing that to reconstruct the Canaanites' history we must first look at the archaeological data. Tubb stresses the continuity of Canaanite civilization, portraying events such as the imposition of Egyptian imperial rule and the development of historical Israel as episodic interruptions. He also looks at the role of the Canaanites in the international trading community of the ancient Mediterranean, examining their interactions with neighbouring countries and the effects of these contacts on the material culture of Canaan in particular and the Near East in general.
Editors Note 1 Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon, and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium B.C.Jonathan N. Tubb makes judicious use of the Hebrew Bible in describing Canaanite culture. He views the Bible as a rich resource for understanding the literary and theological heritage of Israel, which he classifies as a subculture of Canaan. At the same time he reveals the limitations of the Bible as a historical document, arguing that to reconstruct the Canaanites? history we must first look at the archaeological data.Tubb stresses the continuity of Canaanite civilization, portraying events such as the imposition of Egyptian imperial rule and the development of historical Israel as episodic interruptions.
Editors Note 2 This illustrated volume is intended for the general reader, but it will also appeal to those looking for an approachable and solid overview of the ancient populations of modern Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon and coastal Syria. Tubb places emphasis on the continuities of Canaanite history in the context of developments elsewhere, including the imposition of Egyptian imperial rule and the rise of Israel, and the extent and influence of the Canaanites' participation in the trade of the Eastern Mediterranean. Archaeological data is usefully integrated throughout to give context to the narrative, and is fully illustrated.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0160
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Series Part 02

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Buy.com
$16.40 + $3.75 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

On Order
Add to Cart
Ria Christie Collections $34.19 + $7.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$16.40 + $3.75 shipping
$21.95 You save $5.55 (25%)
Earn 17 ($0.17) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Hardcover
Condition: Brand New
More coming soon, order now. On Order
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT