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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age Anthony Harding (Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter)

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age By Anthony Harding (Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter)

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age by Anthony Harding (Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter)


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The Handbook is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterize the period, and of the specific developments that took place in the various countries of Europe.

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age Summary

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age by Anthony Harding (Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter)

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by expert specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterize the period, and of the specific developments that took place in the various countries of Europe. After an introduction and a discussion of chronology, successive chapters deal with settlement studies, burial analysis, hoards and hoarding, monumentality, rock art, cosmology, gender, and trade, as well as a series of articles on specific technologies and crafts (such as transport, metals, glass, salt, textiles, and weighing). The second half of the book covers each country in turn. From Ireland to Russia, Scandinavia to Sicily, every area is considered, and up to date information on important recent finds is discussed in detail. The book is the first to consider the whole of the European Bronze Age in both geographical and thematic terms, and will be the standard book on the subject for the foreseeable future.

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age Reviews

This handbook provides a multitude of voices on, and entry points into, a complex historical epoch we are perhaps only just beginning to understand. It is now the starting point for anyone interested in knowing more about the European Bronze Age * Kristian Kristiansen, Antiquity *
...an invaluable reference for students and professionals alike, but is also accesible enough for an interested reader to enjoy. * Polly Heffer, Current World Archaeology *
...indispensible... for anyone seeking to contextualise their Bronze Age findings or research, this volume should be an early port of call. * Carleton Jones, Irish Archaeology *

Table of Contents

Preface List of illustrations List of tables 1: Harry Fokkens and Anthony Harding: Introduction Part I: Themes in Bronze Age archaeology 2: Benjamin W Roberts, Marion Uckelmann and Dirk Brandherm: Old Father Time: the Bronze Age chronology of Western Europe 3: Volker Heyd: Europe 2500 to 2200 BC: Between expiring ideologies and emerging complexity 4: Marc Vander Linden: A little bit of history repeating itself: a brief review of theories on the Bell Beaker phenomenon 5: Joanna Bruck and Harry Fokkens: Bronze Age settlements 6: Mads Kahler Holst: Burials 7: Richard Bradley: Hoards and the deposition of metalwork 8: Timothy Darvill: Monuments and monumentality in Bronze Age Europe 9: Mike Parker Pearson, Peter Marshall, Josh Pollard, Colin Richards, Julian Thomas, and Kate Welham: Stonehenge 10: Janet Montgomery and Mandy Jay: The contribution of skeletal isotope analysis to understanding the Bronze Age in Europe 11: Joanna Bruck and David Fontijn: The myth of the chief: prestige goods, power and personhood in the European Bronze Age 12: Marie Louise Stig Sorensen: Identity, gender and dress in the European Bronze Age 13: Nick Thorpe: Warfare in the European Bronze Age 14: Joakim Goldhahn: Rethinking Bronze Age cosmology a North European perspective 15: Joakim Goldhahn and Johan Ling: Bronze Age rock art in Northern Europe contexts and interpretations 16: Geoffroy de Saulieu: Rock carvings and Alpine statue-menhirs, from the Chalcolithic to the Middle Bronze Age: reflections on social process 17: Robert Johnston: Bronze Age fields and land division 18: Laszlo Bartosiewicz: Animals in Bronze Age Europe 19: Hans-Peter Stika and Andreas G. Heiss: Plant cultivation in the Bronze Age 20: Anthony Harding: Trade and exchange 21: Robert Van de Noort: Seafaring and riverine navigation in the Bronze Age of Europe 22: Marion Uckelmann: Land transport in the Bronze Age 23: Tobias L. Kienlin: Copper and bronze: Bronze Age metalworking in context 24: William O Brien: Bronze Age copper mining in Europe 25: Barbara Armbruster: Gold and gold working of the Bronze Age 26: Joanna Sofaer, Lise Bender Jorgensen and Alice Choyke: Craft production: ceramics, textiles and bone 27: Julian Henderson: Glass and faience 28: Anthony Harding: Salt production in the Bronze Age 29: Christopher Pare: Weighing, commodification and money Part II: The Bronze Age by region 30: Benjamin W. Roberts: Britain and Ireland in the Bronze Age: farmers in the landscape, or heroes on the high seasa 31: Harry Fokkens and David Fontijn: The Bronze Age in the Low Countries 32: Claude Mordant: The Bronze Age in France 33: Vicente Lull, Rafael Mico, Cristina Rihuete Herrada and Roberto Risch: Bronze Age Iberia 34: Vicente Lull, Rafael Mico, Cristina Rihuete Herrada and Roberto Risch: The Bronze Age in the Balearic Islands 35: Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri: Peninsular Italy 36: Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri: The Bronze Age in Sicily 37: Fulvia Lo Schiavo: The Bronze Age in Sardinia 38: Franco Nicolis: Northern Italy 39: Philippe Della Casa: Switzerland and the Central Alps 40: Albrecht Jockenhoevel: Germany in the Bronze Age 41: Henrik Thrane: Scandinavia 42: Janusz Czebreszuk: The Bronze Age in the Polish Lands 43: Lubos Jiran, Milan Salas and Alexandra Krenn-Leeb: The Czech Lands and Austria in the Bronze Age 44: Klara Markova with Gabor Ilon: Slovakia and Hungary 45: Biba Terzan, with Snjezana Karavanic: The Western Balkans in the Bronze Age 46: Kristina Mihovilic: Castellieri-Gradine of the Northern Adriatic 47: Nikolaus Boroffka: Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria 48: Hermann Parzinger: Ukraine and Russia in the Bronze Age

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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age by Anthony Harding (Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Archaeology, University of Exeter)
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2020-02-06
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