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Conclusion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 October 2019

Anthony Keddie
Affiliation:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
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This book has argued that Judaean elites gradually increased their political, economic, and ideological power as agents of institutional change in Early Roman Palestine. These Judaean elites were boundedly rational – they were self-interested social actors, but often their actions were economically inefficient because they were influenced by dispositions that we would designate as cultural or religious. The surging power of Judaean elites, notably, did not generally correspond to the increased impoverishment of non-elites relative to earlier periods and other provinces.

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Class and Power in Roman Palestine
The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins
, pp. 249 - 254
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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  • Conclusion
  • Anthony Keddie, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Book: Class and Power in Roman Palestine
  • Online publication: 03 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656757.007
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  • Conclusion
  • Anthony Keddie, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Book: Class and Power in Roman Palestine
  • Online publication: 03 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656757.007
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  • Conclusion
  • Anthony Keddie, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Book: Class and Power in Roman Palestine
  • Online publication: 03 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656757.007
Available formats
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