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Archaeological correlates of the united monarchy of ancient Israel: evaluating and reconsidering interpretive frameworks

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posted on 28.03.2022, 15:33 by Zachary Thomas
This thesis seeks to apply the idea of ancient Israel as a patriarchal and patrimonial state within its ancient Near Eastern context as adumbrated by David Schloen to the debate concerning the historicity of the biblical United Monarchy. Specifically, this thesis will apply this sociological idea to the archaeological aspects of this debate, a debate that has so far not taken account of the form and nature of ancient Israelite society as an aspect of the interpretation of the relevant archaeology and associated issues. Rather it has been content with a functionalist approach to archaeological interpretation that has not yet explored or justified its own assumptions about the social world and the legitimation of authority in ancient Israel. This thesis will discuss and analyse this functionalist approach, before moving on to apply a sociologically-informed approach centred upon patrimonial society to the methodology of the interpretation of the archaeological correlates for the United Monarchy.

History

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction -- Part II. The functionalist approach -- Part III. The sociologically-informed approach -- Part IV. Conclusion.

Notes

Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 81-97

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award

2015

Principal Supervisor

Kyle Keimer

Rights

Copyright Zachary Thomas 2015. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Israel

Extent

1 online resource (viii,97 pages) illustrations (some colour)

Former Identifiers

mq:46404 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1084614