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Inscribing devotion and death : archaeological evidence for Jewish populations of North Africa

Author: Karen B Stern
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, v. 161.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon scholarship of cultural identity, anthropology and historical linguistics, this book offers a contextual approach to the interpretation of archaeological evidence for Jewish populations in North Africa and elsewhere.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stern, Karen B.
Inscribing devotion and death.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(DLC) 2007046983
(OCoLC)181424152
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen B Stern
ISBN: 9789047423843 9047423844
OCLC Number: 312933554
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Toward a cultural history of Jewish populations in Roman North Africa --
Locating Jews in a North African world --
Naming like the neighbors: Jewish onomastic practices in Roman North Africa --
Inscribing the dead to describe the living: reading Jewish identity through funerary language --
Questioning "Jewishnesss" in the North African synagogue: Hammam Lif as a case study --
North African Jewish responses to death: choosing appropriate gods, neighbors, and houses in the afterlife.
Series Title: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, v. 161.
Responsibility: by Karen B. Stern.

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