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The Punic Mediterranean
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Introduction Josephine Crawley Quinn and Nicholas C. Vella; Part I. Contexts: 1. Phoinix and Poenus: usage in antiquity Jonathan R. W. Prag; 2. The invention of the Phoenicians Nicholas C. Vella; 3. Punic identities and modern perceptions in the western Mediterranean Peter van Dommelen; 4. Phoenicity, Punicities Sandro Filippo Bondi; 5. Death among the Punics Carlos Gomez Bellard; 6. Coins and their use in the Punic Mediterranean Suzanne Frey-Kupper; Part II. Case Studies: 7. Defining Punic Carthage Boutheina Maraoui Telmini, Roald Docter, Babette Bechtold, Fethi Chelbi and Winfred van de Put; 8. Punic identity in North Africa: the funerary world Habib Ben Younes and Alia Krandel-Ben Younes; 9. A Carthaginian perspective on the altars of the Philaeni Josephine Crawley Quinn; 10. Numidia and the Punic world Virginie Bridoux; 11. Punic Mauretania? Emanuele Papi; 12. Punic after Punic times? The case of the so-called 'Libyphoenician' coins of southern Iberia Alicia Jimenez; 13. More than neighbours: Punic-Iberian connections in southeast Iberia Carmen Aranegui Gasco and Jaime Vives-Ferrandiz Sanchez; 14. Identifying Punic Sardinia: local communities and cultural identities Andrea Roppa; 15. Phoenician identities in Hellenistic times: strategies and negotiations Corinne Bonnet; Afterword Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

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A revisionist exploration of identities and interactions in the 'Punic World' of the western Mediterranean.

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Josephine Crawley Quinn is University Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor of Worcester College, and works on Mediterranean history and archaeology. She has a particular interest in ancient North Africa, but has published articles on topics from Roman imperialism to Athenian sculpture to Carthaginian child sacrifice to Edwardian education, and she co-edited another volume of essays on The Hellenistic West (with Jonathan Prag, Cambridge, 2013). She co-directs, with Andrew Wilson and Elizabeth Fentress, the excavations at Utica (Tunisia) as well as, with Jonathan Prag, the Oxford Centre for Phoenician and Punic Studies. She is currently writing a book on Phoenicianism from Homer to the Arab Spring. Nicholas C. Vella is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta. His research interests are varied and include the historiography of antiquarianism and archaeological practice in the Mediterranean, later Mediterranean prehistory, and Phoenician and Punic ritual practices. He has co-edited Debating Orientalization (2006) with Corinna Riva, and has recently published another collection of essays on the Maltese Bronze Age with Davide Tanasi. He supervised the University of Malta excavations at the Phoenician sanctuary site of Tas-Silg in Malta between 1996 and 2005, and has co-edited the final report that is forthcoming with Peeters (Leuven). He co-directed the excavations of a small Punic shrine in Gozo (Malta) between 2005 and 2010, and is co-director of a field-walking project in Malta.

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'This stimulating, informative, and timely volume advances our understanding of the Phoenicians' place in the western Mediterranean, and reminds us that the Greeks and Romans should not be thought of as the only owners of the 'Classical' past.' Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'... the work coordinated by Quinn and Vella contributes brilliantly to the deconstruction and reformulation of 'Punic' (and 'Phoenician') identities through concepts - heterogeneity, connectivity, fluidity, negotiation, local agency and hybridism.' Manuel Alvarez Marti-Aguilar, Antiquity

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