Thursday, September 19, 2013

Neither Ancient Israel nor Even Palestine

I received the following notification:

We are pleased to announce the Journal of Ancient Near EasternHistory.  JANEH is an international, double blind peer reviewed journal that will be published by De Gruyter twice a year beginning in 2014...

Aims and scope:

The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History seeks to encourage and stimulate the study of the history of the ancient Near East, which is broadly defined to include areas from Iran to the western Anatolian coast and the Black Sea to Southern Arabia from its prehistoric foundations to the Late Antique period. The journal is also interested in interactions with other regions and cultures, such as Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean World, the Indian Ocean and Central Asia. Articles may focus on any aspect of history (political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, etc.) and of modern historiography. The journal seeks to integrate the study of the ancient Near East firmly in the historical discipline in general and encourages its authors to take into account current methodological debates and approaches.

"Modern historiography"? 

"Current methodological debates"?

Is that why neither "Ancient Israel" or even "Palestine" is missing in the territory covered?


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