Europe before History

Europe before History

by Kristian Kristiansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521784360

ISBN-13: 9780521784368

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The societies of the European Bronze Age produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe, yet they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristiansen attempts to explain this paradox using a world-systems analysis, and provides a rich body of evidence to support his case. The result is a

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Overview

The societies of the European Bronze Age produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe, yet they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristiansen attempts to explain this paradox using a world-systems analysis, and provides a rich body of evidence to support his case. The result is a coherent overview of this period of European prehistory that addresses some of the larger questions raised in the study of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521784368
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
New Studies in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
1,138,938
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Background to the inquiry; 2. Background to the archaeology; 3. Theoretical context; 4. Regional systems: the social and cultural landscape in Europe in the Late Bronze Age, 1100–750 BC; 5. Regional divergence: the Mediterranean and Europe in the 9th-8th centuries BC; 6. The new economic axis: Central Europe and the Mediterranean 750–450 BC; 7. Transformation and expansion: the Celtic movement, 450–150 BC; 8. The emergence of the European world system in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age: Europe in the 1st and 2nd millennia BC.

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