Monday, July 10, 2023

Pg. 99: Denise Demetriou's "Phoenicians among Others"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Phoenicians among Others: Why Migrants Mattered in the Ancient Mediterranean by Denise Demetriou.

About the book, from the publisher:
Phoenicians among Others provides the first history of Phoenician immigrants in the ancient Mediterranean from the fourth to the first centuries BCE. Through an examination of inscriptions, many bilingual in Phoenician and Greek or Egyptian, Phoenicians among Others demonstrates how mobility and migration challenged migrants and states alike. Far from being excluded, and despite facing prejudices, immigrants mobilized adaptive strategies to mediate their experiences and encourage a sense of membership and belonging, constructed new identities, and transformed the societies they joined.

By integrating the voices and histories of immigrants with those of the states in which they lived, Denise Demetriou highlights the diverse ways that migrants influenced the development of societies, introduced new institutions, shaped the policies of their home and host states, made notions of citizenship more fluid, and changed the course of local, regional, and Mediterranean histories.
Learn more about Phoenicians among Others at the Oxford University Press website.

The Page 99 Test: Phoenicians among Others.

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