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Author Hall, Jonathan M.

Title Ethnic Identity in Greek antiquity / Jonathan M. Hall
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Phrasing the problem. Introduction. The Dorians in a 'sociology of knowledge' -- 2. The nature and expression of ethnicity: an anthropological view. The rise and fall of instrumentalism. Defining the ethnic group. The genesis and maintenance of ethnic groups. Summary -- 3. The discursive dimension of ethnic identity. Ethnic groups in ancient Greece. Myths of ethnic origins. The Athenians: Ionians or autochthons? Dorians and Herakleidai -- 4. Ethnography and genealogy: an Argolic case-study. The ethnic populations of the Argolid. The genealogies of the Argolid. Decoding the genealogical grammar. Staking the Heraklid claim. Ethnicity and cult: Hera, Herakles and the Herakleidai -- 5. Ethnicity and archaeology. Excavating the ethnic group
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-212) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Minorities -- Greece -- Ethnic identity.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511005318 (electronic bk.)
9780511005312 (electronic bk.)