By C R Higginbotham

A robust Egyptian presence and governance of thirteenth and twelfth centuries BC Palestine has due to the fact that lengthy develop into transparent from either textual and archaeological proof. How this Egyptianization took place in Ramesside Palestine kinds the point of interest at the current examine. Carolyn Higginbotham convincingly attends to inner components affecting the region's cultural and political improvement. versions are rigorously thought of. The prevailling concept, that Egyptian coverage shifted from financial and political domination to army profession, is contrasted with a brand new, convincing version, elite emulation, derived from sleek core-periphery stories. The author's end is that Egyptian coverage remained principally unchanged, and that the elevated Egyptianization of the fabric tradition represents voluntary adoption of the overwhelming Egyptian tradition by way of the Palestinian ruling category. The appendices are specifically very important for students drawn to historic overseas connections in Palestine; they catalogue all Egyptian and Egyptian-style fabric from LB IIB - Iron 1A Palestine.

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Troeltsch's insistence on the independence of religion was significant to the intellectual situation in his time. It reveals the reason for stressing the "autonomy" of religion. As a "deep and energetic belief", religion stands "in a certain tension with culture". 35 For Troeltsch, there was no question as to whether religions can prevail against modern culture. They can! And certainly more than mere survivals. As religions of world rejection, which set the soul at odds with the world, they create the preconditions for a genuine personality of the individual.

Perpeet, "Kulturphilosophie". Archiv fur Begriffsgeschichte 20 (1976) pp. 42-99 on pp. 44-45. 33 The German middle classes, at least in part, perceived at the end of the 19th century the "social question" as no longer the most urgent. "The socio-political discourse that had been dominant until then was increasingly superimposed with, and then largely displaced by, a new discourse of cultural criticism" (Introduction in: R. W. Graf/G. ), Kultur und Kulturwissenschaften urn 1900. Vol. 1. Krise der Moderne und Glaube an die Wissenschaft.

52 V. RELIGIONS EXPLAINING THE MODERN WORLD In 1989 a conference was held in Groningen, dedicated to Gerardus van der Leeuw, student of Brede Kristensen. Nine years later his teacher was honored in Oslo. H. Gerth/C. ), From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology. New York 1958 p. 139. 51 Max Weber, Economy and Society. An Outline of Interpretive Sociology. Berkeley 1978, Vol. 1 p. 506. "Je mehr der Intellektualismus den Glauben an die Magie zuruckdrangt und so die Vorgange der Welt 'entzaubert' werden, ihren magischen Sinngehalt verlieren, nur noch 'sind' und 'geschehen', aber nichts mehr 'bedeuten', desto dringlicher erwachst die Forderung an die Welt und 'Lebensfuhrung' je als Ganzes, daB sie bedeutungshaft und 'sinnvoll' geordnet seien" (Max Weber, "Religionssoziologie (Typen religioser Vergemeinschaftung)" (1913).

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