Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances by Annette Weissenrieder

By Annette Weissenrieder

What are the correct conceptualities and terminologies marking political, cultural, cultic, or spiritual borders and border zones? What phrases symbolize 'border' or 'border zones' and what did they represent in antiquity? during this quantity, a world staff of archaeologists, classicists, historians, and biblical students investigates a variety of phrases, performances, and characteristics of borders, and ideologies of obstacles in antiquity. Their basic concentration is on actual borders and border zones of political businesses in addition to of sanctuaries and homes, and on borderlines that are skilled in demarcations and their relevance for spiritual lifestyles. The contributions additionally talk about situations the place definitions of exterior borders are renounced altogether and states are equipped from the heart towards the outer margins, for instance, with the sub-divisions of a given territory final undefined. and so they look at trans-boundary social relationships, investigated at the foundation of archaeological reveals and textual resources, and their importance for the move of knowledge.

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