Archaeology of Identity

Author: Margarita Diaz-Andreu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134738110
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Bringing together a wealth of scholarship which provides a unique integrated approach to identity, The Archaeology of Identity presents an overview of the five key areas which have recently emerged in archaeological social theory: * gender * age * ethnicity * religion * status. This excellent book reviews the research history of each areas, the different ways in which each has been investigated, and offers new avenues for research and exploring the connections between them. Emphasis is placed on exploring the ways in which material culture structures, and is structured by, these aspects of individual and communal identity, with a particular examination of social practice. Useful for social scientists in sociology, anthropology and history, under- and postgraduates will find this an excellent addition to their course studies.

Key Concepts in Public Archaeology

Author: Gabriel Moshenska
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1911576410
Format: PDF
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This book provides a broad overview of the key concepts in public archaeology, a research field that examines the relationship between archaeology and the public, in both theoretical and practical terms. While based on the long-standing programme of undergraduate and graduate teaching in public archaeology at UCL’s renowned Institute of Archaeology, the book also takes into account the growth of scholarship from around the world and seeks to clarify what exactly ‘public archaeology’ is by promoting an inclusive, socially and politically engaged vision of the discipline. Written for students and practitioners, the individual chapters provide textbook-level introductions to the themes, theories and controversies that connect archaeology to wider society, from the trade in illicit antiquities to the use of digital media in public engagement, and point readers to the most relevant case studies and learning resources to aid their further study. This book was produced as part of JISC's Institution as e-Textbook Publisher project. Find out more at Praise for Key Concepts in Archaeology 'Littered throughout with concise and well-chosen case studies, Key Concepts in Public Archaeology could become essential reading for undergraduates and is a welcome reminder of where archaeology sits in UK society today.' British Archaeology

Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt

Author: Richard Alston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134664753
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The province of Egypt provides unique archaeological and documentary evidence for the study of the Roman army. In this fascinating social history Richard Alston examines the economic, cultural, social and legal aspects of a military career, illuminating the life and role of the individual soldier in the army. Soldier and Society in Roman Eygpt provides a complete reassessment of the impact of the Roman army on local societies, and convincingly challenges the orthodox picture. The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively well-integrated into local communities. The unsuspected scale of the army's involvement in these communities offers a new insight into both Roman rule in Egypt and Roman imperialism more generally.

The Early Roman Empire in the West

Author: T. F. C. Blagg
ISBN: 1785703838
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Digital reprint of this important collection of papers which form the companion to 'Early Roman Empire in the East' (Oxbow 1997). Fourteen contributions examine the interaction of Roman and native peoples in the formative years of the Roman provinces in Italy, Gaul, Spain and Portugal, Germany and Britain. Contents: Introduction (Thomas Blagg and Martin Millett); The creation of provincial landscape: the Roman impact on Cisalpine Gaul (Nicholas Purcell); Romanization: a point of view (Richard Reece); Romanization: historical issues and archaeological interpretation (Martin Millett); The romanization of Belgic Gaul (Colin Haselgrove); Lower Germany: proto-urban settlement developments and the integration of native society (J. H. F. Bloemers); Relations between Roman occupation and the Limesvorland in the province of Germania Inferior (Jurgen Kunow); Early Roman military installations and Ubian settlements in the Lower Rhine (Michael Gechter); Some observations on acculturation process at the edge of the Roman world (S. D. Trow); Processes in the development of the coastal communities of Hispania Citerior in the Republican period (Simon Keay); Romanization and urban development in Lusitania (Jonathan Edmondson); Urban munificence and the growth of urban consciousness in Roman Spain (Nicola Mackie); First-century Roman houses in Gaul and Britain (T. F. C. Blagg); Towards an assessment of the economic and social consequences of the Roman conquest of Gaul (J. F. Drinkwater); The emergence of Romano-Celtic religion (Anthony King)

In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts

Author: Stephen L. Dyson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300134971
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divThe stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art./DIV

War and Warfare in Late Antiquity 2 vol set

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004252584
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This collection of papers, arising from the Late Antique Archaeology conference series, explores war and warfare in Late Antiquity. Papers examine strategy and intelligence, weaponry, literary sources and topography, the West Roman Empire, the East Roman Empire, the Balkans, civil war and Italy.