Archaeology: Archaeology by Period or Region

  • Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage: Rebuilding Knowledge, Memory and Community from War-Damaged Material Culture book cover

    Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

    Rebuilding Knowledge, Memory and Community from War-Damaged Material Culture

    Edited by Paul Newson, Ruth Young

    The human cost in any conflict is of course the first care in terms of reduction, if not the elimination of damage. However, the cost to archaeology and heritage is also of major concern, and the irreversible loss of monuments and sites through conflict has been variously documented as a result of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Baal and the Politics of Poetry book cover

    Baal and the Politics of Poetry

    By Aaron Tugendhaft

    Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Travellers in Time: Imagining Movement in the Ancient Aegean World book cover

    Travellers in Time

    Imagining Movement in the Ancient Aegean World

    By Saro Wallace

    Travellers in Time re-evaluates the extent to which the earliest Mediterranean civilizations were affected by population movement. It revisits the traditional notion of movement as straightforwardly transformative as well as the processual, systemic models that replaced this view, arguing that new…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • The Vikings book cover

    The Vikings

    By Neil Price

    The Vikings provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the complex world of the early medieval Scandinavians. In the space of less than 300 years from the late eighth to the late eleventh centuries CE, people from what are now Norway, Sweden and Denmark left their homelands in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • Yungang: Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy book cover

    Yungang

    Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy

    By Joy Lidu Yi

    The first ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a fifth-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of all time. Yungang asks why, when, and under…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge

  • Crossing the Human Threshold: Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places During the Middle Pleistocene book cover

    Crossing the Human Threshold

    Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places During the Middle Pleistocene

    Edited by Clive Gamble, Matthew Pope, Beccy Scott

    When was the human threshold crossed? What is the evidence for evolving humans and their emerging humanity? This volume explores in a global overview the archaeology of the Middle Pleistocene, 800,000 to 130,000 years ago when evidence for innovative cultural behaviour appeared. The evidence shows…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge
    Frames and Debates in Deep Human History

  • Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt: Image and Ideology before the New Kingdom book cover

    Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt

    Image and Ideology before the New Kingdom

    By Laurel Bestock

    Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt examines the use of Egyptian pictures of violence prior to the New Kingdom. Starting with the assertion that making and displaying such images served as a tactic of power, related to but separate from the actual practice of violence, the book explores the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • Time and History in Prehistory book cover

    Time and History in Prehistory

    Edited by Stella Souvatzi, Adnan Baysal, Emma Baysal

    Time and History in Prehistory examines time and history first and foremost as analytical issues. It draws attention to the many processes through which time and history are conceptualised and constructed both academically in archaeology and its related disciplines and socially within past…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Swahili World book cover

    The Swahili World

    Edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Adria LaViolette

    The Swahili World presents the fascinating story of a major world civilization, exploring the archaeology, history, linguistics, and anthropology of the Indian Ocean coast of Africa. It covers a 1,500-year sweep of history, from the first settlement of the coast to the complex urban tradition found…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Religion and Politics in the Ancient Americas book cover

    Religion and Politics in the Ancient Americas

    Edited by Sarah B. Barber, Arthur A. Joyce

    This exciting collection explores the interplay of religion and politics in the precolumbian Americas. Each thought-provoking contribution positions religion as a primary factor influencing political innovations in this period, reinterpreting major changes through an examination of how religion…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Archaeology of the Ancient Americas

  • Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic: Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812) book cover

    Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic

    Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812)

    Edited by Mladen Ančić, Jonathan Shepard, Trpimir Vedriš

    Although often mentioned in textbooks about the Carolingian and Byzantine empires, the Treaty of Aachen has not received much close attention. This volume attempts not just to fill the gap, but to view the episode through both micro- and macro-lenses. Introductory chapters review the state of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07 
    Routledge

  • Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans book cover

    Herod

    King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher

    Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

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