A ‘Repertoire of Otherness’? Identities in early Iron Age Philistia

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Recent study of the Philistine culture of the Iron Age Southern Levant has enabled to suggest a much more
complex and multi-faceted understanding of the origins, composition and development of this fascinating culture, first appearing in the transition between the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. In this paper, I discuss the entangled identities that can be identified in Iron Age Philistia, and caution from previous, and in some cases, contemporary, simplistic definitions and understanding of the identity matrix of the Philstines and their relations
with neighboring groups and cultures.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationFrom the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant
Editorslamoni marco
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-5511-047-1
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameWest & East
PublisherEUT Edizioni Universita di Trieste

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Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale


  • Philistines
  • Iron Age
  • Southern Levant
  • Identity
  • Entanglement


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