9781444350241

The Gift in Antiquity

  • ISBN 13:

    9781444350241

  • ISBN 10:

    1444350242

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/01/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

The Gift in Antiquity presents a collection of 14 original essays that apply French sociologist Marcel Mauss's notion of gift-giving to the study of antiquity. Covers such wide-ranging topics as vows in the Hebrew Bible; ancient Greek wedding gifts; Hellenistic civic practices; Latin literature; Roman and Jewish burial practices; and Jewish and Christian religious giftsOrganizes essays around theoretical concerns rather than chronologically Takes an explicitly cross-cultural approach to the study of ancient history

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