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 Rich in previously unpublished material, Moab in the Iron Age reinvigorates discussions of politics and culture in early complex societies, and presents a novel approach to the study of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.

Studies In The Archaeology Of The Iron Age In Israel And Jordan

Author: Amihai Mazar
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781841272030
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Studies In The Archaeology Of The Iron Age In Israel And Jordan from the Author: Amihai Mazar. These 13 essays, taken from papers given at a colloquium held at University College London in 1996, focus specifically on the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan. Four of the papers deal with spatial archaeology and settlement patterns (Avi Ofer, Adam Zertal, Gunnar Lehmann, Shimon Gibson) , six look at aspects of religion and iconography (Avraham Biran, Ze'ev Herzog, Raz Kletter, Kay Prag, Tallay Ornan, Norma Franklin) , whilst the remaining three concentrate on specific sites: Jerusalem (Margreet Steiner) , Beth Shean (Amihai Mazar) and Busayra and Judah

Africa In The Iron Age

Author: Roland Anthony Oliver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521099004
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Africa In The Iron Age from the Author: Roland Anthony Oliver. Traces the dramatic political, social, economic, and religious changes that occurred throughout the African continent as a result of the technological advances of the period

Iron Age Hillforts In Britain And Beyond

Author: Dennis Harding
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199695245
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Iron Age Hillforts In Britain And Beyond from the Author: Dennis Harding. Widely regarded as major visible field monuments of the Iron Age, hillforts are central to an understanding of later prehistoric communities in Britain and Europe from the later Bronze Age. With such a range of variants represented, no single explanation of their function or social significance could satisfy all possible interpretations of their role. Critically reviewing the evidence of hillforts in Britain, in the wider context of Irelandand continental Europe, the volume focuses on their structural features, chronology, landscape context, and their social, economic and symbolic functions, and is well illustrated throughout with siteplans, reconstruction drawings, and photographs. Harding reviews the changing perceptions of hillforts and the future prospects for hillfort research, highlighting aspects of contemporary investigation and interpretation.

The Iron Age In Wessex

Author: Andrew P. Fitzpatrick
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The Iron Age In Wessex from the Author: Andrew P. Fitzpatrick. This volume, published to coincide with the 18th Annual Conference of the Association d'Etude de l'Age du Fer' brings together 32 essays (in English) exploring some of the most recent work in Wessex archaeology. In two parts, the first discusses themes whilst the second looks at settlements and surveys. A useful up-to-date survey, including contributions by Barry Cunliffe, G J Wainwright, Niall Sharples, John Collis, Colin Haselgrove, and E L Morris.

Archaeology Of The Bronze And Iron Age

Author: Erzsébet Jerem
Publisher: Archaeolingua
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Archaeology Of The Bronze And Iron Age from the Author: Erzsébet Jerem. Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference at Szazhalombatta, 3-7 October 1996. This collection focuses particularly on environmental and experimental archaeology, never before discussed in professional meetings in Hungary. The Archaeological Parks carry out exciting experimental work in reconstructing prehistoric life, and the contributions on this area contain up-to-date information on their work. Papers in various European languages.

The Aegean From Bronze Age To Iron Age

Author: Oliver Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134778716
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The Aegean From Bronze Age To Iron Age from the Author: Oliver Dickinson. Following Oliver Dickinson’s successful The Aegean Bronze Age, this textbook is a synthesis of the period between the collapse of the Bronze Age civilization in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries BC, and the rise of the Greek civilization in the eighth century BC. With chapter bibliographies, distribution maps and illustrations, Dickinson’s detailed examination of material and archaeological evidence argues that many characteristics of Ancient Greece developed in the Dark Ages. He also includes up-to-date coverage of the 'Homeric question'. This highly informative text focuses on: the reasons for the Bronze Age collapse which brought about the Dark Ages the processes that enabled Greece to emerge from the Dark Ages the degree of continuity from the Dark Ages to later times. Dickinson has provided an invaluable survey of this period that will not only be useful to specialists and undergraduates in the field, but that will also prove highly popular with the interested general reader.

The European Iron Age

Author: John Collis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134746377
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The European Iron Age from the Author: John Collis. This ambitious study documents the underlying features which link the civilizations of the Mediterranean - Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan and Roman - and the Iron Age cultures of central Europe, traditionally associated with the Celts. It deals with the social, economic and cultural interaction in the first millennium BC which culminated in the Roman Empire. The book has three principle themes: the spread of iron-working from its origins in Anatolia to its adoption over most of Europe; the development of a trading system throughout the Mediterrean world after the collapse of Mycenaean Greece and its spread into temperate Europe; and the rise of ever more complex societies, including states and cities, and eventually empires. Dr Collis takes a new look at such key concepts as population movement, diffusion, trade, social structure and spatial organization, with some challenging new views on the Celts in particular.