DID ANCIENT IDENTITY DEPEND ON ETHNICITY? A PRELIMINARY PROBE

@article{Gruen2013DIDAI,
  title={DID ANCIENT IDENTITY DEPEND ON ETHNICITY? A PRELIMINARY PROBE},
  author={Erich Stephen Gruen},
  journal={Phoenix},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
  • E. Gruen
  • Published 1 January 2022
  • Sociology
  • Phoenix
Abstract:To what degree did ancient peoples base their distinctive identities upon ethnicity, i.e., descent, lineage, ancestry, and kinship? This article questions the significance of ethnicity in that sense as a prime marker of group self-consciousness. It argues for a diversity of meanings for ethnic terminology and a complex combination of plural identities in ancient self-perception. 

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