Classical Archaeology in Context

Author: Donald Haggis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614519986
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The archaeology of Greece remains ensconced in traditional discourses of classics and art history. In recent decades, fieldwork has led to new research directions, allowing us to reevaluate classical archaeology as a distinct field generating its own research questions. This book compiles case studies of current fieldwork in the Greek world (ca. 800-100 B.C.), considering new data and approaches in shaping a discourse in Greek archaeology.

Classical Archaeology

Author: Susan E. Alcock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444336916
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Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical approaches and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. "Classical Archaeology" is designed to encourage further critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in Greek and Roman societies, and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, the fully-update second edition of "Classical Archaeology" contains thematic pairs of essays (each pair comprised of one essay from the Greek world and one from the Roman) that explore ideas such as the ancient environment, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, identity and its material expression, and Mediterranean links with a wider world. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. These features, as well as the editors' comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, make "Classical Archaeology" indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome. New to second edition: Updated and revised throughout, with additional illustrations Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art

De Introducing the New Testament

Author: Todd Penner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118432967
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In De-Introducing the New Testament, the authors arguefor a renewed commitment to the defamiliarizing power of NewTestament studies and a reclaiming of the discipline as one thatexemplifies the best practices of the humanities. A new approach that asks us to ‘defamiliarize’ whatwe think we know about the New Testament, articulating themes andquestions about its study that encourage further reflection andengagement Looks behind the traditional ways in which the NT is“introduced” to critically engage the conceptualframework of the field as a whole Provides a critical intervention into several methodologicalimpasses in contemporary NT scholarship Offers an appraisal of the relationship between economics andculture in the production of NT scholarship Written in a style that is clear and concise, ideal for studentreadership

Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390520
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

Author: Rubina Raja
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118885880
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the AncientWorld presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range oftopics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions ofreligion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience andexpression in the ancient world rather than solely on religiousbelief • Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individualreligious practice • Represents the first time that the concept of“lived religion” is applied to the ancient history ofreligion and archaeology of religion • Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporaryresearchers and theorists in the field • Examines a large variety of themes and religioustraditions across a wide geographical area and chronologicalspan • Written to appeal equally to archaeologists andhistorians of religion

The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory

Author: Emma Blake
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140513724X
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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

Highways Byways and Road Systems in the Pre Modern World

Author: Susan E. Alcock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118244303
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Highways, Byways, and Road Systems in the Pre-Modern Worldreveals the significance and interconnectedness of earlycivilizations’ pathways. This international collection ofreadings providing a description and comparative analysis ofseveral sophisticated systems of transport and communication acrosspre-modern cultures. Offers a comparative analysis of several sophisticated systemsof overland transport and communication networks across pre-moderncultures Addresses the burgeoning interest in connectivity andglobalization in ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, andrecent work in network analysis Explores the societal, cultural, and religious implications ofvarious transportation networks around the globe Includes contributions from an international team of scholarswith expertise on pre-modern India, China, Japan, the Americas,North Africa, Europe, and the Near East Structured to encourage comparative thinking across casestudies

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Author: John M. Weeks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442237406
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A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage.