Archaeology and Colonialism: Cultural Contact from 5000 BC to the Present

Archaeology and Colonialism: Cultural Contact from 5000 BC to the Present

by Chris Gosden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521787955

ISBN-13: 9780521787956

Pub. Date: 04/30/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ranging from the Uruk cities of early Mesopotamia, through the empires of the Romans and the Aztecs, to the colonies of modern European states, Chris Gosden presents a comparative survey of 7,000 years of colonialism. (Archaeology is the only discipline that permits such a long-term view across all forms of colonialism.) Gosden argues that modern colonialism, by

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Ranging from the Uruk cities of early Mesopotamia, through the empires of the Romans and the Aztecs, to the colonies of modern European states, Chris Gosden presents a comparative survey of 7,000 years of colonialism. (Archaeology is the only discipline that permits such a long-term view across all forms of colonialism.) Gosden argues that modern colonialism, by giving rise to settler societies, is historically unusual and represents an important area for the long-term study of power and material culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521787956
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Series:
Topics in Contemporary Archaeology Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
522,576
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Other approaches to colonialism; 3. A model of colonialism; 4. Colonialism within a shared cultural milieu; 5. The middle ground; 6. Terra nullius; 7. Power.

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