Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances by Annette Weissenrieder

By Annette Weissenrieder

What are the appropriate conceptualities and terminologies marking political, cultural, cultic, or spiritual borders and border zones? What phrases symbolize 'border' or 'border zones' and what did they represent in antiquity? during this quantity, a world staff of archaeologists, classicists, historians, and biblical students investigates a variety of phrases, performances, and features of borders, and ideologies of limitations in antiquity. Their basic concentration is on actual borders and border zones of political agencies in addition to of sanctuaries and homes, and on borderlines which are skilled in demarcations and their relevance for spiritual existence. The contributions additionally speak about situations the place definitions of exterior borders are renounced altogether and states are prepared from the guts towards the outer margins, for instance, with the sub-divisions of a given territory final undefined. they usually investigate trans-boundary social relationships, investigated at the foundation of archaeological reveals and textual assets, and their importance for the move of knowledge.

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