Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History, The

By: Whitelam, Keith W.

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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.

Title: Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History, The

Author: Whitelam, Keith W.

Categories: History, General, Ancient History, Middle East,

Publisher: N Y, Routledge: 1997

ISBN Number: 0415107598

ISBN Number 13: 9780415107594

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 120147

Description: Library stamp, but no other markings. 281 pages.