The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

Author: Harry Fokkens,Anthony Harding

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572860

Category: History

Page: 979

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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by expert specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterize the period, and of the specific developments that took place in the various countries of Europe. After an introduction and a discussion of chronology, successive chapters deal with settlement studies, burial analysis, hoards and hoarding, monumentality, rock art, cosmology, gender, and trade, as well as a series of articles on specific technologies and crafts (such as transport, metals, glass, salt, textiles, and weighing). The second half of the book covers each country in turn. From Ireland to Russia, Scandinavia to Sicily, every area is considered, and up to date information on important recent finds is discussed in detail. The book is the first to consider the whole of the European Bronze Age in both geographical and thematic terms, and will be the standard book on the subject for the foreseeable future.
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The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

Author: Chris Fowler,Jan Harding,Daniela Hofmann

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199545847

Category: History

Page: 1166

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The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic - from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta - offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

(10,000-323 BCE)

Author: Sharon R. Steadman,Gregory McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195376145

Category: History

Page: 1174

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This volume is a unique blend of comprehensive overviews on archaeological, philological, linguistic, and historical issues at the forefront of Anatolian scholarship. The chapters unfold nearly ten thousand years (ca. 10,000-323 B.C.E.) combining reviews of current scholarship in Anatolian studies with new and cutting edge research for future directions of study.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199569061

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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This Handbook reviews the state of mortuary archaeology and its practice with forty-four chapters focusing on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods and geographical areas.
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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

Author: Francesco Menotti,Aidan O'Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573492

Category: Science

Page: 943

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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of world wetland archaeology ever published and sets out and covers the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology, which has played a crucial role in studies of our past. Due to the high quantity of well-preserved organic materials found in humid environments, the study of wetlands has allowed archaeologists to reconstruct people's everyday lives ingreat detail. Through concise essays written by over fifty of the world's leading scholars in the field, it describes the scientific and archaeological principles, methodologies, and spectacular results of past and present archaeological investigations of wetland environments.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923244X

Category: Religion

Page: 1108

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A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.
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The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

Author: Peter Mitchell,Paul Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569886

Category: History

Page: 1052

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. It includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates and situates the subject's contemporary practice.
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The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

Author: John Peter Oleson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199734852

Category: History

Page: 865

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Nearly every aspect of daily life in the Mediterranean world and Europe during the florescence of the Greek and Roman cultures is relevant to engineering and technology. This text highlights the accomplishments of the ancient societies, the research problems, and stimulates further progress in the history of ancient technology.
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The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Author: Christopher Gerrard,Alejandra Gutiérrez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198744714

Category:

Page: 1104

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The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions fromParliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train.The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science,standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations.This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.
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The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Author: Umberto Albarella,Mauro Rizzetto,Hannah Russ,Sarah Viner-Daniels

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199686475

Category: Social Science

Page: 839

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Animals have played a fundamental role in shaping human history and the study of their remains from archaeological sites--zooarchaeology--has gradually been emerging as a powerful discipline and crucible for forging an understanding of our past. The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology offers a cutting-edge compendium of zooarchaeology the world over that transcends environmental, economic, and social approaches, seeking instead to provide a holistic view of the roles played by animals in past human cultures. Incisive chapters written by leading scholars in the field incorporate case studies from across five continents, from Iceland to New Zealand and from Japan to Egypt and Ecuador, providing a sense of the dynamism of the discipline, the many approaches and methods adopted by different schools and traditions, and an idea of the huge range of interactions that have occurred between people and animals throughout the world and its history. Adaptations of human-animal relationships in environments as varied as the Arctic, temperate forests, deserts, the tropics, and the sea are discussed, while studies of hunter-gatherers, farmers, herders, fishermen, and even traders and urban dwellers highlight the importance that animals have had in all forms of human societies. With an introduction that clearly contextualizes the current practice of zooarchaeology in relation to both its history and the challenges and opportunities that can be expected for the future, and a methodological glossary illuminating the way in which zooarchaeologists approach the study of their material, this Handbook will be invaluable not only for specialists in the field, but for anybody who has an interest in our past and the role that animals have played in forging it.
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The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199675619

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines "prehistoric" even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.
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The Archaeology of Late Bronze Age Interaction and Mobility at the Gates of Europe

People, Things and Networks around the Southern Adriatic Sea

Author: Francesco Iacono

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350036153

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Interaction and mobility have attracted much interest in research within scholarly fields as different as archaeology, history, and more broadly the humanities. Critically assessing some of the most widespread views on interaction and its social impact, this book proposes an innovative perspective which combines radical social theory and currently burgeoning network methodologies. Through an in-depth analysis of a wealth of data often difficult to access, and illustrated by many diagrams and maps, the book highlights connections and their social implications at different scales ranging from the individual settlement to the Mediterranean. The resulting diachronic narrative explores social and economic trajectories over some seven centuries and sheds new light on the broad historical trends affecting the life of people living around the Middle Sea. The Bronze Age is the first period of intense interaction between early state societies of the Eastern Mediterranean and the small-scale communities to the west of Greece, with people and goods moving at a scale previously unprecedented. This encounter is explored from the vantage point of one of its main foci: Apulia, located in the southern Adriatic, at the junction between East and West and the entryway of one of the major routes for the resource-rich European continent.
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Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

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«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.
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The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191625280

Category: History

Page: 800

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The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past. As such, it is increasingly attracting the attentions of historians. Whilst the Cold War has long been a mainstay of political science and contemporary history, recent research approaches postwar Europe in many different ways, all of which are represented in the thirty-five chapters of this book. As well as diplomatic, political, institutional, economic, and social history, The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History contains chapters which approach the past through the lenses of gender, espionage, art and architecture, technology, agriculture, heritage, postcolonialism, memory, and generational change, and shows how the history of postwar Europe can be enriched by looking to disciplines such as anthropology and philosophy. The Handbook covers all of Europe, with a notable focus on Eastern Europe. Including subjects as diverse as the meaning of 'Europe' and European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings, immigration, Americanization, welfare, leisure, decolonization, the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, and coming to terms with the Nazi past, the essays in this Handbook offer an unparalleled coverage of postwar European history that offers far more than the standard Cold War framework. Readers will find self-contained, state-of-the-art analyses of major subjects, each written by an acknowledged expert, as well as stimulating and novel approaches to newer topics. Combining empirical rigour and adventurous conceptual analysis, this Handbook offers in one substantial volume a guide to the numerous ways in which historians are now rewriting the history of postwar Europe.
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The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

Author: Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667307

Category: History

Page: 642

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The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.
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Versunkene Welten und wie man sie findet

Auf den Spuren genialer Entdecker und Archäologen

Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641221358

Category: History

Page: 528

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Untergegangene Städte, sagenumwobene Schätze, rätselhafte Schriftzeichen Eric Cline, preisgekrönter Wissenschaftler und Autor, entführt uns in die spannende Welt der Archäologie und zeigt, wie sich die Beschäftigung mit den Völkern und Kulturen der Vergangenheit von der Amateurforschung zu einer hoch professionalisierten und technisierten Wissenschaft entwickelt hat. Dabei begegnen wir Entdeckern wie Howard Carter, Heinrich Schliemann und John Lloyd Stephens und begleiten sie dabei, wie sie die Grabkammern des Tutanchamun, die Überreste des antiken Troja und Stätten der Maya-Kultur ans Tageslicht befördern. Lebendig und packend erzählt Cline die faszinierende Geschichte der Archäologie und bringt uns zugleich die Arbeit der Archäologen näher.
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Divus Augustus

Der erste römische Kaiser und seine Welt

Author: Ralf Hoff,Wilfried Stroh,Martin Zimmermann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406661394

Category: History

Page: 341

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Die römische Republik war im Inferno der Bürgerkriege untergegangen: Seit den sechziger Jahren des ersten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. hatte das Recht immer mehr der Willkür weichen müssen, war der Friede dem Morden privater Banden und dem organisierten Schlachten der Heere zum Opfer gefallen. Caesar hatte sein Leben unter den Dolchen der Verschwörer gelassen, Cicero war aus taktischen Erwägungen seinem Todfeind Marcus Antonius preisgegeben worden, und die ägyptische Königin Kleopatra hatte den Selbstmord jenem Schicksal vorgezogen, das sie in den Händen des Siegers erwartet hätte. Diese Ereignisse prägten das politische und geistige Klima in Rom, wo ein junger Adliger – der Großneffe und Adoptivsohn des ermordeten Dictators – heranwuchs, zu einem der Protagonisten des Geschehens wurde und schließlich als Triumphator aus dem Grauen hervorging. Als es so weit war, lechzte die römische Welt nach Frieden. Da erhob in einem seltsamen Schauspiel der traurige Rest der alten Elite den Sieger faktisch zum Monarchen und schmückte ihn mit dem Ehrennamen Augustus. „Der Erhabene“ begnügte sich im Gegenzug damit, „der erste der Bürger“, der Princeps, zu sein und die Republik pro forma bestehen zu lassen. Dann machte er sich unter dem Applaus und mit Unterstützung seiner Zeitgenossen daran, die Welt der Römer so grundlegend umzugestalten, dass die Spuren seines Wirkens bis heute in Geschichte, Kunst und Dichtung allenthalben sichtbar geblieben sind. Den Verlauf dieser Epoche zu beschreiben, das Monumentale wie das Subtile ihrer archäologischen Zeugnisse zu erläutern und die Schönheit dieser literarischen Blütezeit zu vermitteln – das ist das Ziel der drei Autoren, die miteinander dieses außergewöhnliche Buch geschrieben haben. So gestaltet sich der vorliegende reich bebilderte Band gleichermaßen als spannende und informative Biographie, als kluge archäologische Wegleitung und als brillante Literaturgeschichte des saeculum Augustum.
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