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date: 04 June 2020

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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

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