Age Of Iron

Author: Angus Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405528524
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Age Of Iron from the Author: Angus Watson. LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE FORGED. Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who's vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join - and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that's going to get them all killed . . . It's a glorious day to die. 'Watson's tale is gore soaked and profanity laden - full of visceral combat and earthy humor, and laced with subtle magic. The blend of historical accuracy and authorial liberties suggests an old-school sword-and-sorcery epic, though with some modern sensibilities thrown in for good measure!' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Would I read the next one? Yes, absolutely. Bring me my hammer, bring my beer, bring it on.' SF CROWSNEST 'Watson has created a brilliant and confident debut . . . If you like your fantasy packed with hammer-wielding heroes, bloodthirsty druids, strong female leads, action, intrigue, betrayal, and a brilliantly conceived world then AGE OF IRON is for you.' THE BOOK BEARD 'Thoroughly entertaining from the get go . . . I really got a kick out of the AGE OF IRON' THE ELOQUENT PAGE

The New Chronology Of Iron Age Gordion

Author: C. Brian Rose
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 1934536555
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The New Chronology Of Iron Age Gordion from the Author: C. Brian Rose. The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion argues that the history and archaeology of the site of Gordion, in central Turkey, have been misunderstood since the beginning of its excavation in the 1950s. The first excavation director, Rodney Young, found evidence for substantial destruction during the first decade of fieldwork; this was interpreted as proof that Gordion had been destroyed ca. 700 B.C. by the Kimmerians, a group of invaders from the Caucusus/Black Sea region, as attested in several ancient literary sources. During the last decade, however, renewed research on the archaeological evidence, within, above, and below the destruction level indicated that the catastrophe that destroyed much of Gordion occurred 100 years earlier, in 800 B.C., and was the result of a fire that quickly got out of control rather than a foreign invasion. This discovery requires a reassessment of Anatolian history during the entire first millennium B.C. and has serious implications for our understanding of the surrounding regions, such as Assyria, Syria, Greece, and Urartu, among others. The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion is the product of a multidisciplinary research program, with dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating working hand in hand with textual and artifact analysis, each of which is treated in a separate chapter in this volume. All of these categories of evidence point to the same conclusion and demonstrate that we need to look at Gordion, and much of the ancient Near East, in a completely new way.

Moab In The Iron Age

Author: Bruce Routledge
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812238013
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Moab In The Iron Age from the Author: Bruce Routledge. Moab was an ancient kingdom located in the highlands east of the Dead Sea, in what is now Jordan. Known primarily from references in the Hebrew Bible, Moab has long occupied a marginal position, one defined by the complex interrelationship of history, theology, and politics that underlies biblical archaeology. Moab in the Iron Age: Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology inverts this position, using Moab as the centerpiece of an extended reflection on the nature and meaning of state formation. Focusing on the state as an effect rather than a cause, Bruce Routledge examines the constitution of the kingdom over a period of some seven hundred years. In particular, he develops Antonio Gramsci's concept of hegemony by examining the ways intellectual products, such as inscriptions, public buildings, and administrative practices, transformed local cultural resources in order to construct political dominance as a moral order. Through a careful analysis that combines archaeology and textual study, Routledge demonstrates how long-established principles underlying local identities were transformed when appropriated for particular state building projects. From this, he offers insights into the realization and historical reproduction of political power in everyday life. Rich in previously unpublished material, Moab in the Iron Age reinvigorates discussions of politics and culture in early complex societies, and presents a novel approach to the study of state formation.

On The Skirts Of Canaan In The Iron Age

Author: Edward LipiƄski
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042917989
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On The Skirts Of Canaan In The Iron Age from the Author: Edward LipiƄski. The history of Canaan in the Iron Age is generally written from the perspective of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The scope of this book is to inverse this relation and to focus on "the skirts of Canaan", while regarding the "United Monarchy" and the "Divided Monarchy" as external and sometimes marginal players of the regional history. After having examined the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the mid-12th century B.C., the book deals thus with the Philistines and the role of Egypt in Canaan during Iron Age II, especially in the face of the Assyrian expansion. It treats further of the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans. There follow five chapters on Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom with the Negeb. Several indices facilitate the consultation of the work on particular topics.

Ceramicus Redivivus

Author: John K. Papadopoulos
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876615317
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Ceramicus Redivivus from the Author: John K. Papadopoulos. This volume publishes selected material associated with potters' workshops and pottery production from some fourteen Early Iron Age contexts northwest of the Athenian Akropolis that range in date from the Protogeometric through Archaic periods. Located in the area that was to become the Agora of Classical Athens, these deposits establish that the place was used for industrial activity up until the time that it was formally transformed into the civic and commercial center of the city in the early 5th century B.C. The Early Iron Age potters' debris published in this volume sheds light on many aspects of pottery production, in prehistory as well as in the Classical and later periods. The material includes test-pieces, wasters and other production discards, and a variety of other potters' debris; there is also a reassessment of the evidence associated with the kiln underlying the later Tholos. Comparative material is assembled and discussed from other parts of Greece and South Italy, including that from the Potters' Quarters at Corinth and Metaponto, and there is discussion of related material from other cultures. The location of such potters' refuse in the later Agora but in an area that was known in a variety of ancient literary sources as the Kerameikos, suggests that here was the original Potters' Quarter of Athens. Such a conclusion raises a number of concerning the topography of early Athens, including the location of the old Agora, its relationship to the harbours at Phaleron and the Piraeus, and the Early Iron Age settlement of Athens on and immediately around the Akropolis.

Death In The Iron Age Ii And In First Isaiah

Author: Christopher B. Hays
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161507854
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Death In The Iron Age Ii And In First Isaiah from the Author: Christopher B. Hays. Death is one of the major themes of First Isaiah, " although it has not generally been recognized as such. Images of death are repeatedly used by the prophet and his earliest tradents.The book begins by concisely summarizing what is known about death in the Ancient Near East during the Iron Age II, covering beliefs and practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. Incorporating both textual and archeological data, Christopher B. Hays surveys and analyzes existing scholarly literature on these topics from multiple fields.Focusing on the text "s meaning for its producers and its initial audiences, he describes the ways in which the rhetoric of death " functioned in its historical context and offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isa 5 “38. He shows how they employ the imagery of death that was part of their cultural contexts, and also identifies ways in which they break new creative ground.This holistic approach to questions that have attracted much scholarly attention in recent decades produces new insights not only for the interpretation of specific biblical passages, but also for the formation of the book of Isaiah and for the history of ancient Near Eastern religions.

Later Iron Age Norfolk

Author: Natasha C. G. Hutcheson
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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Later Iron Age Norfolk from the Author: Natasha C. G. Hutcheson. The history of Iron Age Norfolk has been both blessed and beset by the figure of figure of Queen Boudica, the Iceni and finds such as the Snettisham hoard. Aiming to place these `unique' finds in a much broader context, this study traces patterns in the distribution of torcs, coins and horse equipment across the county. With most of the data comprising single, unstratified finds from the 2nd century BC to 1st century AD, Hutcheson looks at how these might be used to place the more sensational hoards into some kind of context. Questions of whether Norfolk can still be labelled culturally `backward' and/or peripheral at this time are also addressed.

Iron Age Communities In Britain

Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134938039
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Iron Age Communities In Britain from the Author: Barry Cunliffe. Since its first publication in 1971, Barry Cunliffe's monumental survey has established itself as a classic of British archaeology. This fully revised fourth edition maintains the qualities of the earlier editions, whilst taking into account the significant developments that have moulded the discipline in recent years. Barry Cunliffe here incorporates new theoretical approaches, technological advances and a range of new sites and finds, ensuring that Iron Age Communities in Britain remains the definitive guide to the subject.