logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

The Invention of Ancient Israel : The Silencing of Palestinian History, Paperback / softback Book

The Invention of Ancient Israel : The Silencing of Palestinian History Paperback / softback

Description

The Invention of Ancient Israel shows how the history of ancient Palestine has been obscured by the search for Israel.

Keith W. Whitelam argues that ancient Israel has been invented by scholars in the image of a European nation state.

He explores the theological and political assumptions which have shaped research into ancient Israel by Biblical scholars, and contributed to the vast network of scholarship which Said identified as 'Orientalist discourse'. Keith W. Whitelam's groundbreaking study argues that Biblical scholars, through their traditional view of this region, have contributed to dispossession of both a Palestinian land and a Palestinian past.

This is important reading for historians, biblical specialists, social anthropologists and all those who are interested in the history of ancient Israel and Palestine.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9780415107594

Other Formats

£30.99

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops