Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 Bce to 200 Ce

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T. M. Lemos traces changes in the marriage customs of ancient Palestine over the course of several hundred years. The most important of these changes was a shift in emphasis from bridewealth to dowry, the latter of which clearly predominated in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Whereas previous scholarship has often attributed these shifts to the influence of foreign groups, Lemos connects them instead with a transformation that occurred in Palestine's social structure during the very same period. In the early Iron Age, ...

Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 BCE to 200 CE 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107643215

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Marriage Gifts and Social Change in Ancient Palestine: 1200 BCE to 200 CE 2010, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521113496

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