Helena Trindade Lopes

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Maria Helena Trindade Lopes is a full professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, where she coordinates the master\'s in Egyptology. She is also a researcher at the university\'s Center of Humanities (CHAM), where she directs the group \"Representations, Discourses, Materialities and Uses of the Past.\" She is the author and editor of 20 scientific books and has published more than 120 book chapters and articles in national and foreign academic journals and in the proceedings of scientific meetings. She has organized and participated in several international congresses and was the director of the first and only Portuguese archaeological project in Egypt (Apriés Palace, Memphis/Kom Tuman). She was awarded the Medal of Grand Officer of Public Instruction in 2003.

Helena Trindade Lopes

3books edited

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The usages of the past, and of antiquity, were felt throughout history, reflecting the fabric of apologetic and ideological narratives. Antiquity is studied to understand time to understand the way in which the past is received, integrated, and used. This work gathers seven essays featuring case studies on ancient cultural identity via interdisciplinary approaches. Interdisciplinarity, thanks to the intersection of history, archaeology, and linguistics, corresponds to the transversal, comprehensive, and complex look essential to understand the intrinsic value of antiquity in each time and in each present. Ancient history and archaeology demonstrate how diverse the ancient world truly was. Socio-cultural change and dynamics in contact situations between groups of distinct cultures produced constant innovations and adaptations. In this book, the reader will access debates on intercultural experiences from the perspective of Phoenician colonists in Spain; the formation of a particular Greek identity built by Greek colonists in Sicily; the dramatic social and cultural transformations in the southern Levant following the regional transition to the Bronze Age; the integration of pre-Islamic Somalia in a trade network connected to the Mediterranean, from the Bronze to Iron ages; the multicultural influences inspiring the Book of Genesis; the cultural identity of early Christians as the New Testament is developed under the influence of Near Eastern traditions; and the complex multi-cultural and multi-ethnic dialogue behind the process of formation of Koine Greek during Byzantine times.

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