Mensch und Umwelt im Spiegel der Zeit

Aspekte geoarchäologischer Forschungen im östlichen Mittelmeergebiet

Author: Torsten Mattern,Andreas Vött

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447058773

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Eine wichtige Voraussetzung fur das Verstandnis von historischen und kulturellen Prozessen bildet die Untersuchung ihrer naturlichen Umwelt, denn bereits mit dem fruhesten Auftreten des Menschen entsteht ein Beziehungsgefl echt, das eine stringente Trennung von Naturraum und Kulturraum obsolet werden lasst. Der Sammelband zeigt in Fallbeispielen die Moglichkeiten zur Analyse derartiger historischer Mensch-Umwelt-Gefl echte auf. Neben grundsatzlichen methodischen Erwagungen zur Siedlungsarchaologie wird die Rekonstruktion der Umwelt und ihrer Fauna und Flora ebenso behandelt wie dorfl iche Okonomien, Wasserversorgung und Wasserbau. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf Beispielen im ostlichen Mittelmeerbereich, fur die Problematik von Flussveranderungen wird aber auch der Rhein einbezogen. Neben der Geographie, der Palaobotanik und der Archaologie sind so auch die Alte Geschichte und die Altorientalistik in Beitragen vertreten und zeigen damit, auf welch vielfaltige Weise gemeinsame Fragestellungen zum Verhaltnis des Menschen zu seiner Umwelt bearbeitet werden konnen.

Old Testament Parallels

Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East (Fully Revised and Expanded Fourth Edition)

Author: Victor Harold Matthews,Don C. Benjamin

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587686163

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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A readable, portable anthology of ancient Near Eastern laws and stories that share parallel themes and issues with biblical stories, now in a fourth edition, revised and expanded.

Reading the Bible as Women

Perspectives from Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Author: Katharine Doob Sakenfeld,Sharon H. Ringe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 165

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Exchange Relationships at Ugarit

Author: Kevin M. McGeough

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 8889

Excavations at Late Bronze Age Ugarit (in Syria) have provided a wealth of information about economic activities within the city itself and in the Eastern Mediterranean more generally. This volume explores how economic agents in and around Ugarit operated in different exchange networks and how elite actors could gain power by operating across more than one network. By applying a Network-based model to both the textual and the archaeological data from the site of Ugarit, economic activities at the site are reconstructed in this volume. The textual evidence is investigated in detail, with special attention paid to the alphabetic economic texts and associated vocabulary. The archaeological evidence is examined seperately and both types of data are then used in tandem to reconstruct ancient economic relationships at Ugarit. This volume is of interest not only to specialists in Ugarit and Ancient Syria but to any scholar interested in exploring new method for understanding ancient economic relationships.

God, Justice, and Society

Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Author: Jonathan Patrick Burnside

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 542

View: 6595

What is the real meaning of 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth'? Where did the idea for the 'Jubilee 2000' and 'Drop the Debt' campaigns come from? And what, really, are the 'Ten Commandments'? In God, Justice, and Society, Jonathan Burnside looks at aspects of law and legality in the Bible, from the patriarchal narratives in the Hebrew Bible through to the trials of Jesus in the New Testament. He explores the nature of biblical law, legal thinking, and legal institutions by setting the biblical texts in their literary, social, and theological context. Burnside questions the biblical texts from the perspective of an academic lawyer and criminologist and asks what the biblical materials contribute to our understanding about the nature and character of law. He examines much of biblical law and narrative that has formed the basis of Western civilization, while at the same time exploring differences between biblical law and modern legal concepts and legal assumptions. The resulting book is a cross-disciplinary analysis which recognizes the integration of law and theology. God, Justice and Society presents biblical law as an integration of instructional genres in the Bible which together express a vision of a society ultimately accountable to God. Burnside seeks to understand both the application of law and legal theory to the Bible and the extent to which biblical law contributes important insights into legal dilemmas in today's world. A holistic teaching website to support this book, containing downloadable resources, is available at www.seekjustice.co.uk.

Milestone Documents in World History: 2350 BCE-1058 CE

Author: Brian Bonhomme,Cathleen Boivin

Publisher: Schlager Group Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1872

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Key documents from all important world cultures are included, from the ancient Near East and ancient Egypt to the Greek and Roman Empires, medieval Islam, Renaissance Europe, and modern Africa and Asia. Constitutions, speeches, letters, acts, treaties, and legal cases are all covered. Among the documents included in the set are iconic legal and constitutional documents such as the Code of Hammurabi, Magna Carta, Meiji Constitution, and the Constitutive Act of the African Union; famous treatises such as the Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," the Communist Manifesto, and Osama bin Laden's Declaration of Jihad against America; important legislative acts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the Treaty of Nanjing to the Treaty of Versailles; and cultural and political declarations such as Martin Luther's 95 Theses, Gandhi's "Quit India" Speech, and Nelson Mandela's Inaugural Address.--From publisher description.

Birkat Shalom

studies in the Bible, ancient Near Eastern literature, and postbiblical Judaism presented to Shalom M. Paul on the occasion of his seventieth birthday

Author: Chaim Cohen,Shalom M. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575061559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1071

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