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The archaeology of violence : interdisciplinary approaches /
edited by Sarah Ralph.
imprint
Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c2013.
description
xiii, 292 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9781438444413 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c2013.
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9781438444413 (hardcover : alk. paper)
general note
"This volume was conceived as a result of the Second Visiting Scholar Conference for the Institute of European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA), University at Buffalo, New York"--P. 9.
catalogue key
8778621
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sarah Ralph is a College Fellow in Archaeology at Harvard University.
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This title provides an interdisciplinary consideration of the role of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The focus is on three themes: contexts of violence, politics and identities of violence, and sanctified violence.
Long Description
The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary consideration of the role of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The volume draws on the work of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and art historians, all of whom have an interest in understanding the role of violence in their respective specialist fields in the Mediterranean and Europe. The focus is on three themes: contexts of violence, politics and identities of violence, and sanctified violence. In contrast to many past studies of violence, often defined by their subject specialism, or by a specific temporal or geographic focus, this book draws on a wide range of both temporal and spatial examples and offers new perspectives on the study of violence and its role in social and political change. Rather than simply equating violence with warfare, as has been done in many archaeological cases, the volume contends that the focus on warfare has been to the detriment of our understanding of other forms of non-warfare violence and has the potential to affect the ways in which violence is recognized and discussed by scholars, and ultimately has repercussions for understanding its role in society.
Main Description
Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.
Main Description
The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary consideration of the role of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The volume draws on the work of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and art historians, all of whom have an interest in understanding the role of violence in their respective specialist fields in the Mediterranean and Europe. The focus is on three themes: contexts of violence, politics and identities of violence, and sanctified violence. In contrast to many past studies of violence, often defined by their subject specialism, or by a specific temporal or geographic focus, this book draws on a wide range of both temporal and spatial examples and offers new perspectives on the study of violence and its role in social and political change. Rather than simply equating violence with warfare, as has been done in many archaeological cases, the volume contends that the focus on warfare has been to the detriment of our understanding of other forms of "non-warfare" violence and has the potential to affect the ways in which violence is recognized and discussed by scholars, and ultimately has repercussions for understanding its role in society. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. ix
Tablesp. xiii
Introduction: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Violencep. 1
The Contexts of Violence: Introductionp. 16
War Without Warriors?: The Nature of Interpersonal Conflict before the Emergence of Formalized Warrior Elitesp. 19
Warfare in Northern European Bronze Age Societies: Twentieth-Century Presentations and Recent Archaeological Research Inquiriesp. 37
Violence as an Aspect of the Durotriges Female Life Coursep. 63
Facing the Sword: Confronting the Realities of Martial Violence and Other Mayhem, Present and Pastp. 98
The Politics and Identities of Violence: Introductionp. 118
Violent Discourses: Visual Cannibalism and the Portraits of Rome's "Bad" Emperorsp. 121
"An Offense to Honor Is Never Forgiven…": Violence and Landscape Archaeology in Highland Northern Albaniap. 143
"Persuade the People": Violence and Roman Spectacle Entertainment in the Greek Worldp. 158
Past War and European Identity: Making Conflict Archaeology Usefulp. 169
Sanctified Violence Introductionp. 182
The State of Sacrifice: Divine Power and Political Aspiration in Third Millennium Mesopotamia and Beyondp. 185
The Violent Ways of Galatian Gordionp. 23
An Archaeological Interpretation of Irish Iron Age Bog Bodiesp. 232
The Archaeology of Destruction: Christians, Images of Classical Antiquity, and Some Problems of Interpretationp. 241
Epiloguep. 271
Contributorsp. 283
Indexp. 285
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