The House of the Father as Fact and Symbol: Patrimonialism by J. David Schloen

By J. David Schloen

The 1st volumes on patrimonialism in Ugarit and the traditional close to East, this ebook opens with a long advent at the interpretation of social motion and families within the historical global. Following this origin, Schloen embarks on a societal and family research of the past due Bronze Age state of Ugarit in its wider close to japanese context.

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