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Bibil Identifier bibil:220264
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Colonies - Colonisation - Colonialism
Title (English, ) A Typological Reappraisal
Author Sommer, Michael
Journal Ancient West & East (Volume: 10)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 183-193 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Colonies, colonisation and, in particular, colonialism are concepts carrying heavy ideological subtexts – yet they loom over the current debate about the dynamism of the Iron Age Mediterranean. Forty years after M.I. Finley’s ‘attempt at a typology’, this paper tries to thin out the terminological jungle: by employing cross-cultural historical comparison, it demonstrates how complex and manifold seemingly straightforward ideal types are; and that ‘colonies’ and ‘colonialism’ in the classical period of European imperialism were altogether different from the settlements Greeks and Phoenicians established in their Mediterranean diasporas.
DOI 10.2143/AWE.10.0.2141818
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Colony
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