Chapter 14. Social Tensions in the Ancient Near East

  1. Daniel C. Snell
  1. John F. Robertson

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch14

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Robertson, J. F. (2005) Social Tensions in the Ancient Near East, in A Companion to the Ancient Near East (ed D. C. Snell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232933

Online ISBN: 9780470997086

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Keywords:

  • ancient near eastern society;
  • social tensions;
  • environmental instability;
  • social change;
  • village peasant farmers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Survival and Identity

  • Survival, Environmental Instability, Societal Tension, and Change

  • Tensions among Farming Villagers, Pastoral Nomads, and City Dwellers

  • Tensions between Ruler and Ruled

  • Societal Tensions Produced by Ethnic Differences or Alienness

  • Tensions Produced by Religious Differences