Age of Iron

Der Krieger

Author: Angus Watson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971849

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Dug Sealskinner, ein kampfesmüder Söldner, hilft ständig den falschen Leuten. Da wäre Spring, ein Mädchen, das er auf dem Schlachtfeld findet. Oder Lowa, eine der gefürchtetsten Bogenschützinnen des Reiches, auf ihrem persönlichen Rachefeldzug gegen den König. Jetzt steht Dug auf der falschen Seite jenes Heeres, in das er ursprünglich eintreten wollte. Und nicht nur Zadars Krieger trachten ihm und seinen Gefährten nach dem Leben, sondern auch ein blutrünstiger Druide mit schier unbezwingbaren Kräften. Alles, was Dug dem entgegensetzen kann, sind seine Kriegsaxt, ein kleines Mädchen und die unbezähmbare Lowa, die sie noch alle ins Grab bringen wird. Ja, es ist ein guter Tag, um zu sterben.

Moab in the Iron Age

Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology

Author: Bruce Routledge

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812238013

Category: History

Page: 312

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Moab was an ancient kingdom located in the highlands east of the Dead Sea, in what is now Jordan. Known primarily from references in the Hebrew Bible, Moab has long occupied a marginal position, one defined by the complex interrelationship of history, theology, and politics that underlies biblical archaeology. Moab in the Iron Age: Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology inverts this position, using Moab as the centerpiece of an extended reflection on the nature and meaning of state formation. Focusing on the state as an effect rather than a cause, Bruce Routledge examines the constitution of the kingdom over a period of some seven hundred years. In particular, he develops Antonio Gramsci's concept of hegemony by examining the ways intellectual products, such as inscriptions, public buildings, and administrative practices, transformed local cultural resources in order to construct political dominance as a moral order. Through a careful analysis that combines archaeology and textual study, Routledge demonstrates how long-established principles underlying local identities were transformed when appropriated for particular state building projects. From this, he offers insights into the realization and historical reproduction of political power in everyday life. Rich in previously unpublished material, Moab in the Iron Age reinvigorates discussions of politics and culture in early complex societies, and presents a novel approach to the study of state formation.

Africa in the Iron Age

C.500 BC-1400 AD

Author: Roland Anthony Oliver,Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521099004

Category: History

Page: 228

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Traces the dramatic political, social, economic, and religious changes that occurred throughout the African continent as a result of the technological advances of the period

Iron Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology

Page: N.A

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Iron Age Britain

Author: Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849942404

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4823

This revised introduction to Britain in the first millennium BC incorporates modifications to a story that is still controversial. It covers a time of dramatic change in Europe, dominated by the emergence of Rome as a megastate. In Britain, on the extremity of these developments, it was a period of profound social and economic change, which saw the end of the prehistoric cycle of the Neolithic and bronze Ages, and the beginning of a world that was to change little in its essentials until the great voyages of colonization and trade of the 16th century. The theme of the book is that of social change within an insular society sitting on the periphery of a world in revolution.

The Cypro-Phoenician Pottery of the Iron Age

Author: Nicola Schreiber

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128545

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 392

This major study of Cypro-Phoenician (or Black-on-Red) pottery provides a fresh assessment of Iron Age East Mediterranean chronology, investigates the relative roles of Cyprus and Phoenicia in trade to the Aegean, and explores the ancient trade in perfumed oil.

Local Responses to Colonization in the Iron Age Meditarranean

Author: Tamar Hodos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134182805

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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From North Syria to Sicily and North Africa, this is the first study to bring together such a breadth of data, and compares responses to colonization in the Iron-Age Mediterranean.

On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age

Historical and Topographical Researches

Author: Edward Lipiński

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042917989

Category: History

Page: 483

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The history of Canaan in the Iron Age is generally written from the perspective of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The scope of this book is to inverse this relation and to focus on "the skirts of Canaan", while regarding the "United Monarchy" and the "Divided Monarchy" as external and sometimes marginal players of the regional history. After having examined the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the mid-12th century B.C., the book deals thus with the Philistines and the role of Egypt in Canaan during Iron Age II, especially in the face of the Assyrian expansion. It treats further of the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans. There follow five chapters on Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom with the Negeb. Several indices facilitate the consultation of the work on particular topics.

The Iron Age Community of Osteria Dell'Osa

A Study of Socio-political Development in Central Tyrrhenian Italy

Author: Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521326285

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri deals in this monograph with a major archaeological site, the Iron Age cemetery of Osteria dell'Osa, near Rome.

The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age

Continuity and Change Between the Twelfth and Eighth Centuries BC

Author: Oliver Dickinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134778716

Category: History

Page: 320

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Following Oliver Dickinson’s successful The Aegean Bronze Age, this textbook is a synthesis of the period between the collapse of the Bronze Age civilization in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries BC, and the rise of the Greek civilization in the eighth century BC. With chapter bibliographies, distribution maps and illustrations, Dickinson’s detailed examination of material and archaeological evidence argues that many characteristics of Ancient Greece developed in the Dark Ages. He also includes up-to-date coverage of the 'Homeric question'. This highly informative text focuses on: the reasons for the Bronze Age collapse which brought about the Dark Ages the processes that enabled Greece to emerge from the Dark Ages the degree of continuity from the Dark Ages to later times. Dickinson has provided an invaluable survey of this period that will not only be useful to specialists and undergraduates in the field, but that will also prove highly popular with the interested general reader.

The European Iron Age

Author: John Collis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134746377

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This ambitious study documents the underlying features which link the civilizations of the Mediterranean - Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan and Roman - and the Iron Age cultures of central Europe, traditionally associated with the Celts. It deals with the social, economic and cultural interaction in the first millennium BC which culminated in the Roman Empire. The book has three principle themes: the spread of iron-working from its origins in Anatolia to its adoption over most of Europe; the development of a trading system throughout the Mediterrean world after the collapse of Mycenaean Greece and its spread into temperate Europe; and the rise of ever more complex societies, including states and cities, and eventually empires. Dr Collis takes a new look at such key concepts as population movement, diffusion, trade, social structure and spatial organization, with some challenging new views on the Celts in particular.

El-Ahwat, A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel

Excavations 1993-2000

Author: Adam Zertal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004176454

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 6675

This report presents the findings of a unique archaeological site in central Israel. The site is a fortified city, possibly from the Sea-Peoples Shardana, that contains intriguing architecture and many Egyptian finds. The Egyptian finds specifically indicate that it may have been an Egyptian stronghold with foreign mercenaries.

Recent Excavations in Israel

Studies in Iron Age Archaeology

Author: Seymour Gitin

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9780897570497

Category: History

Page: 152

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The Iron Age in Northern Britain

Britons and Romans, Natives and Settlers

Author: Dennis W. Harding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134417861

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The Iron Age in Northern Britain examines the archaeological evidence for earlier Iron Age communities from the southern Pennines to the Northern and Western Isles and the impact of Roman expansion on local populations, through to the emergence of historically recorded communities in the post-Roman period. The text has been comprehensively revised and expanded to include new discoveries and to take account of advanced techniques, with many new and updated illustrations. The volume presents a comprehensive picture of the ‘long Iron Age’, allowing readers to appreciate how perceptions of Iron Age societies have changed significantly in recent years. New material in this second edition also addresses the key issues of social reconstruction, gender, and identity, as well as assessing the impact of developer-funded archaeology on the discipline. Drawing on recent excavation and research and interpreting evidence from key studies across Scotland and northern England, The Iron Age in Northern Britain continues to be an accessible and authoritative study of later prehistory in the region.

The Iron Age in Lowland Britain

Author: D.W. Harding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317602862

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ‘Arras’ culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ‘Belgic’ cemeteries of south-eastern Britain as the product of immigrants from continental Europe. Sympathetic to the idea of population mobility as one mechanism for cultural innovation, as widely recognized historically, it nevertheless attempted a critical re-appraisal of the southern British Iron Age in its continental context. Subsequent fashion in later prehistoric studies has favoured economic, social and cognitive approaches, and the cultural-historical framework has largely been superseded. Routine use of radiocarbon dating and other science-based applications, and new field data resulting from developer-led archaeology have revolutionized understanding of the British Iron Age, and once again raised issues of its relationship to continental Europe.

The Human Body in Early Iron Age Central Europe

Burial Practices and Images of the Hallstatt World

Author: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351998722

Category: History

Page: 332

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Identities and social relations are fundamental elements of societies. To approach these topics from a new and different angle, this study takes the human body as the focal point of investigation. It tracks changing identities of early Iron Age people in central Europe through body-related practices: the treatment of the body after death and human representations in art. The human remains themselves provide information on biological parameters of life, such as sex, biological age, and health status. Objects associated with the body in the grave and funerary practices give further insights on how people of the early Iron Age understood life and death, themselves, and their place in the world. Representations of the human body appear in a variety of different materials, forms, and contexts, ranging from ceramic figurines to images on bronze buckets. Rather than focussing on their narrative content, human images are here interpreted as visualising and mediating identity. The analysis of how image elements were connected reveals networks of social relations that connect central Europe to the Mediterranean. Body ideals, nudity, sex and gender, aging, and many other aspects of women’s and men’s lives feature in this book. Archaeological evidence for marriage and motherhood, war, and everyday life is brought together to paint a vivid picture of the past.

Greek Iron Age architecture

developments through changing times

Author: Kåre Fagerström

Publisher: Paul Astroms Forlag


Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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