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Mediterranean
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Syria and Palestine were part of a supraregional Mediterranean economic system (see also Trade and traffic in the Mediterranean world) from the second millennium bce to the 16th century ce. During this period, the economic and cultural center of what may be termed the “First World” of the time was initially concentrated in the eastern Mediterranean, only to encompass the entire Mediterranean from the first millennium bce onward. Even the non-seafaring adjoining states and cultures integrated themselves in the basic structure of agrarian, tribal …

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Knauf, Ernst Axel, “Mediterranean”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14261>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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