Moab in the Iron Age

Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology

Author: Bruce Routledge

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812238013

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 478

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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 Rich in previously unpublished material, Moab in the Iron Age reinvigorates discussions of politics and culture in early complex societies, and presents a novel approach to the study of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.
Release

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

View: 3597

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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
Release

Iron Age Britain

Author: Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849942404

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4624

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

The Cypro-Phoenician Pottery of the Iron Age

Author: Nicola Schreiber

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128545

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 9829

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain

Author: John Creighton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139431729

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 1096

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Cunobelin, Shakespeare's Cymbeline, ruled much of south-east Britain in the years before Claudius' legions arrived, creating the Roman province of Britannia. But what do we know of him and his rule, and that of competing dynasties in south-east Britain? This book examines the background to these, the first individuals in British history. It explores the way in which rulers bolstered their power through the use of imagery on coins, myths, language and material culture. After the visit of Caesar in 55 and 54 BC, the shadow of Rome played a fundamental role in this process. Combining the archaeological, literary and numismatic evidence, John Creighton paints a vivid picture of how people in late Iron Age Britain reacted to the changing world around them.
Release

The European Iron Age

Author: John Collis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134746377

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7205

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release