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European Societies in the Bronze Age / Edition 1
     

European Societies in the Bronze Age / Edition 1

by A. F. Harding
 

ISBN-10: 0521367298

ISBN-13: 9780521367295

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The European Bronze Age, roughly 2500 to 750 BC, was the last fully prehistoric period and crucial to the formation of the Europe emerging in the later first millennium BC. This book provides a detailed account of its material culture, comparing and contrasting evidence from different geographical zones, and drawing out the essential characteristics of the period.

Overview

The European Bronze Age, roughly 2500 to 750 BC, was the last fully prehistoric period and crucial to the formation of the Europe emerging in the later first millennium BC. This book provides a detailed account of its material culture, comparing and contrasting evidence from different geographical zones, and drawing out the essential characteristics of the period. It looks at settlement, burial, economy, technology, trade and transport, warfare, and social and religious life. The result is a comprehensive study that will interest specialists and students, and be accessible to nonspecialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521367295
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Bronze Age house and village; 3. Burials; 4. The domestic economy; 5. Transport and contact; 6. Metals; 7. Other crafts; 8. Warfare; 9. Religion and ritual; 10. Hoards and hoarding; 11. People; 12. Social organisation; 13. The Bronze Age world: questions of scale and interaction; 14. Epilogue; Bibliography.

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