Archaeology: Archaeological Theory

  • The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters book cover

    The Meaning of Horses

    Biosocial Encounters

    Edited by Dona Davis, Anita Maurstad

    The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters examines some of the engagements or entanglements that link the lived experiences of human and non-human animals. The contributors discuss horse-human relationships in multiple contexts, times and places, highlighting variations in the meaning of horses…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions book cover

    Conserving Cultural Landscapes

    Challenges and New Directions

    Edited by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

    New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Heritage and Memory of War: Responses from Small Islands book cover

    Heritage and Memory of War

    Responses from Small Islands

    Edited by Gilly Carr, Keir Reeves

    Every large nation in the world was directly or indirectly affected by the impact of war during the course of the twentieth century, and while the historical narratives of war of these nations are well known, far less is understood about how small islands coped. These islands – often not nations in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the

    Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways"

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years, scholars have reevaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography book cover

    Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

    Edited by Angeliki Pollali, Berthold Hub

    Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This anthology offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms of visual…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • 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 the 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 increasingly discussed and&…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
    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 Matt Pope, John McNabb, Clive Gamble

    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 – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    Frames and Debates in Deep Human History

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art book cover

    Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    By Chloë N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin

    The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
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    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • A History of Architectural Conservation book cover

    A History of Architectural Conservation

    2nd Edition

    By Jukka Jokilehto

    The first book to provide a full history of the development of architectural conservation, A History of Architectural Conservation is considered a landmark publication by architectural conservation students and professionals the world over. Twenty years after its first publication, this new edition…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation book cover

    The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

    Materials, Power and Manipulation

    Edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things:…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Materiality of Love: Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice book cover

    The Materiality of Love

    Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Michael Gratzke

    Drawing on love studies and research in material cultures, this book seeks to re-examine love through materiality studies, especially their recent incarnations, new materialism and object-oriented philosophy, to spark a debate on the relationship between love, objects and forms of materializing…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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