The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Author: James Whitley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521627337

Category: Art

Page: 484

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A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods, first published in 2001.
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The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Author: Judith M. Barringer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139991744

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through to the Roman conquest. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of ancient art, this textbook reviews the main objects and monuments of the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the context and function of these artefacts in their particular place and time. Students are led to a rich understanding of how objects were meant to be perceived, what 'messages' they transmitted and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning. The book contains nearly five hundred illustrations (with over four hundred in colour), including specially commissioned photographs, maps, floorplans and reconstructions. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, including marble and bronze sculpture, public and domestic architecture, painted vases, coins, mosaics, terracotta figurines, reliefs, jewellery and wall paintings. Numerous text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, complemented by a detailed glossary, support student learning.
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The Archaeology of Southern Africa

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521633895

Category: History

Page: 515

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Southern Africa has one of the longest histories of occupation by modern humans and their ancestors anywhere in the world, over three million years. Research in Southern Africa is central to many key debates in contemporary archaeology, including hominid origins, the origins of anatomically modern humans and modern forms of behaviour, and the development of ethnographically informed perspectives for understanding rock art, of which the sub-continent boasts one of the richest heritages in the world. This is the first attempt at synthesis of the sub-continent's past for over forty years.
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The Archaeology of Elam

Formation and Transformation of an Ancient Iranian State

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1107094690

Category:

Page: N.A

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Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)
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The Archaeology of Seafaring in Ancient South Asia

Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521011099

Category: History

Page: 335

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This is an archaeological study of the Indian subcontinent's ancient maritime history, before European expansion.
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An Archaeology of Greece

The Present State and Future Scope of a Discipline

Author: Anthony M. Snodgrass

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520078926

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 3665

Classical archaeology probably enjoys a wider appeal than any other branch of classical or archaeological studies. As an intellectual and academic discipline, however, its esteem has not matched its popularity. Here, Anthony Snodgrass argues that classical archaeology has a rare potential in the whole field of the study of the past to make innovative discoveries and apply modern approaches by widening the aims of the discipline.
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Classical Greece

Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies

Author: Ian Morris,Francoise Audouze,Cyprian Broodbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456784

Category: History

Page: 244

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A reassessment of the archaeology of classical Greece, using modern archaeological approaches to provide a richer understanding of Greek society.
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The Complete Archaeology of Greece

From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.

Author: John Bintliff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154195

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 8094

The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization. *Extensive notes on the text are freely available online at Wiley Online Library, and include additional details and references for both the serious researcher and amateur A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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House and Society in the Ancient Greek World

Author: Lisa C. Nevett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000253

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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This book considers traditional assumptions about the nature of social relationships in Greek households during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, which draws on archaeological evidence from individual houses rather than textual sources. The focus of the study is the domestic organization of households, particularly the relationships between men and women within the households, between household members and outsiders, and with the wider social structures of the polis or city state, and how these changed with time.
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Classical Archaeology of Greece

Experiences of the Discipline

Author: Michael Shanks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415085212

Category: History

Page: 199

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Archaeologists do not discover the past but take the fragmentary remains which they recover and make something of them. Archaeology is a process of detection and supposition; this is what makes it so fascinating. However, the interpretations of archaeologists differ and change over time. They depend upon the amount of evidence available, the ideas and preconceptions of the archaeologist and their interests and aims. Michael Shanks's enlivening work is a guide to the discipline of classical archaeology and its objects. It assesses archaeology as a means of reconstructing ancient Greek society using the latest approaches of social archaeology. In addition, The Classical Archaeology of Greece outlines the history of the discipline and discusses why Classical Greece continues to fascinate us and why it has had such an impact on European civilization and identity.
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Archaeology of Greece and Rome

Image, Text and Context. Studies In Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Author: John Bintliff

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474417116

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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Over his long and illustrious career as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Edinburgh University (1961-1976), Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge (1976-2001) and currently Fellow of the McDonald Institute of Archaeology at Cambridge, Anthony Snodgrass has influenced and been associated with a long series of eminent classical archaeologists, historians and linguists. In acknowledgement of his immense academic achievement, this collection of essays by a range of international scholars reflects his wide-ranging research interests: Greek prehistory, the Greek Iron Age and Archaic era, Greek texts and Archaeology, Classical Art History, societies on the fringes of the Greek and Roman world, and Regional Field Survey. Not only do they celebrate his achievements but they also represent new avenues of research which will have a broad appeal.
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Archaeology at the Millennium

A Sourcebook

Author: Gary M. Feinman,T. Douglas Price

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038772611X

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

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In this book an internationally distinguished roster of contributors considers the state of the art of the discipline of archaeology at the turn of the 21st century and charts an ambitious agenda for the future. The chapters address a wide range of topics including, paradigms, practice, and relevance of the discipline; paleoanthropology; fully modern humans; holocene hunter-gatherers; the transition to food and craft production; social inequality; warfare; state and empire formation; and the uneasy relationship between classical and anthropological archaeology.
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The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory

Author: Emma Blake,A. Bernard Knapp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140513724X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork. Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field Spans the Neolithic through the Iron Age, and draws from all the major regions of the Mediterranean's coast and islands Presents the central debates in Mediterranean prehistory---trade and interaction, rural economies, ritual, social structure, gender, monumentality, insularity, archaeometallurgy and the metals trade, stone technologies, settlement, and maritime traffic---as well as contemporary legacies of the region's prehistoric past Structure of text is pedagogically driven Engages diverse theoretical approaches so students will see the benefits of multivocality
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Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry

Author: Richard L. Hunter,Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521035262

Category: History

Page: 220

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The poems of Theocritus are our best witness to a brilliant poetic culture that flourished in the first half of the third century BC. This book considers the context from which these poems grew and, in particular, the manner in which they engage with and recreate the poetic forms of the Greek archaic age. The focus is not on the familiar bucolic poems of Theocritus, but on the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the second half of the corpus. Recent papyri have greatly increased our understanding of how Theocritus read archaic poetry, and these discoveries are fully exploited in a set of readings which will change the way we look at Hellenistic poetry.
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Die antike Stadt

das Leben in Athen & Rom

Author: Peter Connolly,Hazel Dodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829011044

Category:

Page: 256

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Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Wirtschaftsgeschichte - Religionsgeschichte.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650390

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.
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Classical Archaeology

Author: Susan E. Alcock,Robin Osborne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111825516X

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 1506

The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includesupdates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, andtwo new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique,paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leadingarchaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasingthe latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classicalarchaeology Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in amodern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about theinterpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modernperceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology Features paired essays – one covering the Greek world,the other, the Roman – to stimulate a dialogue not onlybetween the two ancient cultures, but between scholars fromdifferent historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and shorteditorial introductions to each chapter
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The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy

Author: Charles Brian Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107511704

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy provides an overview of all excavations that have been conducted at Troy, from the nineteenth century through the latest discoveries between 1988 and the present. Charles Brian Rose traces the social and economic development of the city and related sites in the Troad, as well as the development of its civic and religious centers from the Bronze Age through the early Christian period, with a focus on the settlements of Greek and Roman date. Along the way, he reconsiders the circumstances of the Trojan War and chronicles Troy's gradual development into a Homeric tourist destination and the adoption of Trojan ancestry by most nation-states in medieval Europe.
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