• History

The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe


Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854414
Category: History
Page: 532
View: 1774
'takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the development of Western culture -- a definitive study.' -Oxford Times

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Prehistoric Europe

an illustrated history
Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 568
View: 9927
Ranging from the earliest settlements through the emergence of Minoan civilization to the barbarian world at the end of the Roman Empire,Prehistoric Europeprovides a fascinating look at how successive cultures adapted to the landscape of Europe. In synthesizing the diverse findings of archeology, Barry Cunliffe and a team of distinguished experts capture the sweeping movements of peoples, the spread of agriculture, the growth of metal working, and the rise and fall of cultures. For centuries, we knew little of the European civilizations that preceded classical Greece or arose outside of the Roman Empire, beyond ancient myths and the writings of Roman observers. Now the most recent discoveries of archeology have been synthesized into one exciting volume. Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs, this book provides the most complete account available of the prehistory of European civilization.

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Prehistoric Europe

Theory and Practice
Author: Andrew Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405125977
Category: History
Page: 378
View: 1415
Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to the range of critical contemporary thinking in the study of European prehistory. Presents essays by some of the most dynamic researchers and leading European scholars in the field today Ranges from the Neolithic period to the early stages of the Iron Age, and from Ireland and Scandinavia to the Urals and the Iberian Peninsula

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Europe Before Rome

A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages
Author: T. Douglas Price
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199914702
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 9868
Europe before Rome uses the extraordinary archaeology of prehistoric Europe to explore questions about the origins and evolution of human society

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland


Author: R. F. Foster
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192893239
Category: History
Page: 382
View: 8165
An account of Ireland that explores the island from its prehistoric communities to its present political unrest, addressing seldom-discussed issues of its social inequality, Victorian morals, and other questions.

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The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0191500623
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 3148
A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle, and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts. This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.

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The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines


Author: Timothy Insoll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199675619
Category: Social Science
Page: 928
View: 9245
Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines "prehistoric" even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre


Author: John Russell Brown
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854421
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 582
View: 4738
A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity


Author: John McManners
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192854391
Category: Religion
Page: 736
View: 9682
Illustrations and essays provide a chronological look at the changing concepts of Christianity

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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age


Author: Harry Fokkens,Anthony Harding
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199572860
Category: History
Page: 979
View: 8922
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.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe


Author: George Holmes
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854353
Category: History
Page: 398
View: 9317
'The individual chapters are scholarly and up to the minute, without loss of accessibility or pace. The illustrations are many, apposite and refreshingly unhackneyed.' -Times Literary Supplement

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The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe


Author: Clive Gamble
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658720
Category: Social Science
Page: 505
View: 7539
Clive Gamble's overview of Palaeolithic societies, building on his The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (1986).

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The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe


Author: Chris Fowler,Jan Harding,Daniela Hofmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199545847
Category: Europe
Page: 1166
View: 3719
The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic - from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta - offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings


Author: Peter Sawyer
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854346
Category: History
Page: 298
View: 7826
Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements

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Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europe

150 Years of Lake-Dwelling Research
Author: Francesco Menotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134371810
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 5530
The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology. This definitive volume provides an overview of the development of lake village studies, explores the impact of a range of scientific techniques on the settlements and considers how the public can relate to this evocative and exciting branch of archaeology. It explains how the multidisciplinary research context has significantly improved our knowledge of prehistoric wetland communities, from an environmental as well as a cultural perspective.

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of France


Author: Colin Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521669924
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 4544
Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events

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Facing the Ocean

The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC-AD 1500
Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192853554
Category: History
Page: 600
View: 5783
In this highly illustrated book Barry Cunliffe focuses on the western rim of Europe--the Atlantic facade--an area stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Isles of Shetland.We are shown how original and inventive the communities were, and how they maintained their own distinctive identities often over long spans of time. Covering the period from the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, c. 8000 BC, to the voyages of discovery c. AD 1500, he uses this last half millennium more as a well-studied test case to help the reader better understand what went before. The beautiful illustrations show how this picturesque part of Europe has many striking physical similarities. Old hard rocks confront the ocean creating promontories and capes familiar to sailors throughout the millennia. Land's End, Finistere, Finisterra--until the end of the fifteenth century this was where the world ended in a turmoil of ocean beyond which there was nothing. To the people who lived in these remote placesthe sea was their means of communication and those occupying similar locations were their neighbours. The communities frequently developed distinctive characteristics intensifying aspects of their culture the more clearly to distinguish themselves from their in-land neighbours. But there is an added level of interest here in that the sea provided a vital link with neighbouring remote-place communities encouraging a commonality of interest and allegiances. Even today the Bretons see themselvesas distinct from the French but refer to the Irish, Welsh, and Galicians as their brothers and cousins. Archaeological evidence from the prehistoric period amply demonstrates the bonds which developed and intensified between these isolated communities and helped to maintain a shared but distinctive Atlantic identity.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe


Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854261
Category: History
Page: 362
View: 6262
'a superb volume, complete with maps, and tells the story of a continent from the 18th century to the present day.' -Irish Times

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England


Author: Nigel Saul
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192893246
Category: History
Page: 308
View: 4841
An introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth covers England's social, cultural, political, and religious life during the Middle Ages.

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Europe Between the Oceans

Themes and Variations, 9000 BC-AD 1000
Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300170863
Category: History
Page: 518
View: 9246
By the fifteenth century Europe was a driving world force, but the origins of its success have until now remained obscured in prehistory. In this book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political land boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These seas, and Europe's great transpeninsular rivers, ensured a rich diversity of natural resources while also encouraging the dynamic interaction of peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, and geographic and demographic fluidity.