The Dodecanese and the East Aegean Islands

Author: Marc Dubin

Publisher: Rough Guides


Category: Travel

Page: 535

View: 335

A comprehensive handbook to the two scenic archipelagos of the Dodecanese and East Aegean, this guide contains a full-colour section introducing the islands' highlights, plus critical reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink. The book also provides detailed coverage of the best hikes, unspoilt beaches and historic monuments and practical guidance on local transport and inter-island ferries. Boat and bus schedules are included."

North Africa

Author: Graham Hutt

Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd


Category: Sports & Recreation


View: 517

Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia including Gibraltar, Pantelleria and the Pelagie Islands and Malta. The 4th edition (2010) of this popular pilot has been updated, new photos added and harbour plans revised.

The Dodecanese and the East Aegean

Author: Marc Dubin

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited


Category: Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)

Page: 512

View: 626

This is a guide intended both for island-hoppers on a flight-only deal, and for package holidaymakers based on one or two islands for a couple of weeks. This book covers all the islands in sufficient detail to be useful even to those who have had their accommodation pre-booked.

The Middle East and North Africa 2004

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 1370

View: 976

Now in its 50th edition, this title continues to provide the most up-to-date geo-political and economic information for this important world area.

An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades

Author: Cyprian Broodbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 274

A case study of the Greek Cyclades, documenting new ways of studying global island archaeology.

The Philistines and Aegean Migration at the End of the Late Bronze Age

Author: Assaf Yasur-Landau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Social Science


View: 944

In this study, Assaf Yasur-Landau examines the early history of the biblical Philistines who were among the 'Sea Peoples' who migrated from the Aegean area to the Levant during the early twelfth century BC. Creating an archaeological narrative of the migration of the Philistines, he combines an innovative theoretical framework on the archaeology of migration with new data from excavations in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel and thereby reconstructs the social history of the Aegean migration to the southern Levant. The author follows the story of the migrants from the conditions that caused the Philistines to leave their Aegean homes, to their movement eastward along the sea and land routes, to their formation of a migrant society in Philistia and their interaction with local populations in the Levant. Based on the most up-to-date evidence, this book offers a new and fresh understanding of the arrival of the Philistines in the Levant.

Biblical peoples and ethnicity

an archaeological study of Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, and early Israel, 1300–1100 B.C.E.

Author: Ann E. Killebrew

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit


Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 931

Ancient Israel did not emerge within a vacuum but rather came to exist alongside various peoples, including Canaanites, Egyptians, and Philistines. Indeed, Israel’s very proximity to these groups has made it difficult—until now—to distinguish the archaeological traces of early Israel and other contemporary groups. Through an analysis of the results from recent excavations in light of relevant historical and later biblical texts, this book proposes that it is possible to identify these peoples and trace culturally or ethnically defined boundaries in the archaeological record. Features of late second-millennium B.C.E. culture are critically examined in their historical and biblical contexts in order to define the complex social boundaries of the early Iron Age and reconstruct the diverse material world of these four peoples. Of particular value to scholars, archaeologists, and historians, this volume will also be a standard reference and resource for students and other readers interested in the emergence of early Israel.

Religion and Politics in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Jeffrey Haynes

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 119

In the early twenty-first century, it is now clear that religion is increasingly influential in the political realm in ways which call into question the principles and practices of secularism. The Iranian revolution of 1978-9 marked the decisive ‘reappearance’ of political religion in global politics, highlighting a major development which is the subject of this edited volume. Addressing a highly salient and timely topic, this book examines the consequences of political interactions involving the state and religious actors in Christian, Muslim and Judaist contexts. Building on research, the basic premise of this text is that religious actors – including Islamist groups, the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox churches – pose various challenges for citizenship, democracy, and secularisation in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The key questions on which the book focuses are: Why, how, and when do religious actors seek to influence political outcomes in these regions? Providing a survey of what is happening in relation to the interaction of religion and politics, both domestically and internationally, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, religion, European and Middle East studies.