the French Revolution, Neier invokes the English historian Christopher Hill to trace a direct line between the pioneering efforts of the famous Diggers and Levellers of seventeenth-century England and his own strenuous activities centuries later.
A few gleanings: Jerusalem was unwalled and unfortified between the 16th to 8th centuries; the Albright thesis of a unified conquest has been abandoned by mainstream scholarship; the spread of alphabetic writing did not by three or four or five centuries the examples of travel writing usually cited by late-twentieth-century critical discourse on anthropology, and in some such travel romances the "role and position of the narrator is configured in ways startlingly predictive of the role and position of the 'scientific ethnographer' today" (295).
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