Jürgen K. Zangenberg and Dianne van de Zande

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History


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This article studies the urbanization of Palestine. It looks at the start of urbanization in Israel, followed by the mechanisms of urbanization during the Hellenistic period. Some of these mechanisms were administrative organization and urban planning. It studies urbanization under indigenous Jewish rulers and during the Roman period. The article concludes with a discussion of the relationship and dependency between the city and the countryside, as well as the different attitudes towards the urban cities.

Keywords: urbanization; mechanisms of urbanization; indigenous Jewish rulers; urban cities

Article.  10803 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Historical Archaeology

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