The Gift in Antiquity presents a collection of 14 original essays that apply French sociologist Marcel Mauss s tion of gift-giving to the study of antiquity. Features a collection of original essays that cover 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 gifts Organizes essays around theoretical concerns rather than chrologically Generates unique insights into gift-giving and reciprocity in antiquity Takes an explicitly cross-cultural approach to the study of ancient history
Michael L. Satlow is Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice (2006); Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (2001); Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality (1995) and numerous essays on Jews and Judaism in antiquity.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Ancient World: Comparative Histories
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)