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Bibil Identifier bibil:203409
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die archäologische Konstruktion von Geschichte: Das Beispiel der jüdischen Aufstände gegen Rom
Author Kuhnen, Hans-Peter
Journal Trumah. Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg (Volume: 18)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 56-86 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient des illustrations.
Abstract Though archaeological research on the period between Herod and Bar Kochba started in Jerusalem with the discovery of Robinson’s famous arch 170 years Holy Land archaeology for many decades was limited to illustrate the records of Flavius Josephus and the contemporary written sources. Only in the last three decades archaeology became aware of its specific contribution to history and started to develop a historical narrative of its own. Behind the political and religious events as recorded by Josephus begins to emerge a complex social and economic change of the country. Jerusalem’s city economy was reshaped by new, highly specialised industrial activities, as for example the production of stone vessels, mould-blown glass or fine painted pottery. This corresponded with a process of regional diversification of Palestine’s rural economy, with certain areas specialized on animal husbandry, on field crops or tree plantations, or on the production of luxury goods. This in turn stimulated far-reaching trade also with foreign provinces. Grave archaeology however shows that from a demographical point of view all these developments were carried on the shoulders of the autochthonous population which, except for the aristocracy, opposed itself to modern Roman concepts of representation and afterlife. In sum, archaeological evidence opens new views on the Ancient Holy Land and prevents us from being too dependent on selective historical information by the written sources.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (37 BCEE- 324 CE.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE)
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