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date: 21 May 2018

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This articledescribes the history of Cisjordan during the late Bronze Age. This period was a time of prosperity and privation, submission and rebellion, and it also marked a high point of various technological, mercantile and artistic endeavours. There are two seminal features that characterise this period. These are the domination of the Egyptian Empire, and the economic and cultural involvement of Canaan in the ‘world system’ network of the Eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East.

Keywords: Cisjordan, Bronze Age, prosperity, rebellion, Egyptian Empire, Canaan, world system, Eastern Mediterranean, Near East

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