We and They: Decolonizing Biblical and Graeco-Roman Antiquities [Hardback]

Jonathan Cahana (Editor); Karmen MacKendrick (Editor)

ISBN: 9788771844436 | Published by: Aarhus University Press | Series: Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity | Volume: 14 | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 200p, H240 x W170 (mm)

We and They


The articles collected in this volume share a very similar goal: to decolonize our understanding of antiquity, thus allowing modernity to converse with antiquity without constraining the latter to be either the direct precedent or the thoroughly other of the former. It is certainly true that the past is a foreign country. However, history has repeatedly demonstrated that colonialism never contributed to mutual understanding and constructive exchange of ideas, and that such is the dialogue we should strive forthwith our contemporaries as well as with our ancestors.

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