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Companion to Archaeology / Edition 1

Companion to Archaeology / Edition 1

by John Bintliff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631213023

ISBN-13: 9780631213024

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to Archaeology features essays from 27 of the world’s leading authorities on different types of archaeology that aim to define the field and describe what it means to be an archaeologist.

  • Shows that contemporary archaeology is an astonishingly broad activity, with many contrasting specializations and ways of

Overview

A Companion to Archaeology features essays from 27 of the world’s leading authorities on different types of archaeology that aim to define the field and describe what it means to be an archaeologist.

  • Shows that contemporary archaeology is an astonishingly broad activity, with many contrasting specializations and ways of approaching the material record of past societies.
  • Includes essays by experts in reading the past through art, linguistics, or the built environment, and by professionals who present the past through heritage management and museums.
  • Introduces the reader to a range of archaeologists: those who devote themselves to the philosophy of archaeology, those who see archaeology as politics or anthropology, and those who contend that the essence of the discipline is a hard science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213024
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Blackwell Companion to Archaeology Series
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors xii

Preface xx

List of Abbreviations xxiii

Maps xxiv

Part I Introduction 1

1 The Historiography of Archaic Greece 3
John K. Davies

2 The Mediterranean World in the Early Iron Age 22
Carol G. Thomas

Part II Histories 41

3 The Early Iron Age 43
Catherine Morgan

4 The Eighth-century Revolution 64
Ian Morris

5 The World of Homer and Hesiod 81
Christoph Ulf

6 The Tyrants 100
Elke Stein-Hölkeskamp

7 Sparta 117
Massimo Nafissi

8 Athens 138
Michael Stahl and Uwe Walter

9 Greeks and Persians 162
Josef Wiesehöfer

Part III Regions 187

10 Attica: A View from the Sea 189
Sanne Houby-Nielsen

11 The Aegean 212
Alexander Mazarakis Ainian and Iphigenia Leventi

12 Laconia and Messenia 239
Nigel Kennell and Nino Luraghi

13 The Peloponnese 255
Thomas Heine Nielsen and James Roy

14 Crete 273
James Whitley

15 Northern Greece 294
Zosia Halina Archibald

16 The Western Mediterranean 314
Carla M. Antonaccio

17 The Black Sea 330
Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

Part IV Themes 347

18 Cities 349
Jan Paul Crielaard

19 Foundations 373
Irad Malkin

20 States 395
Hans-Joachim Gehrke

21 Charismatic Leaders 411
Robert W. Wallace

22 Sanctuaries and Festivals 427
François de Polignac

23 The Economy 444
Hans van Wees

24 Class 468
Peter W. Rose

25 Gender 483
Lin Foxhall

26 The Culture of the Symposion 508
Oswyn Murray

27 The Culture of Competition 524
Nick Fisher

28 Literacy 542
John-Paul Wilson

29 Intellectual Achievements 564
Kurt A. Raaflaub

30 War and International Relations 585
Henk Singor

31 Ethnicity and Cultural Exchange 604
Jonathan M. Hall

Bibliography 618

Indices 713

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