Historical Archaeological Theory Products

  • Archaeology After Structuralism

    Post-structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology

    Edited by Ian Bapty, Tim Yates

    Most practising archaeologists have preferred to leave the deep theories of what lies behind their methods and perceptions on one side. Now archaeologists have faced up to the difficult task of making (or not making) the connections between the past, interpretation and the present. The writers of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity

    By Christopher Tilley

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Archaeological Theory in Europe

    The Last Three Decades

    Edited by Ian Hodder

    The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology

    A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean

    Edited by Ann Brysbaert

    This volume investigates smaller and larger networks of contacts within and across the Aegean and nearby regions, covering periods from the Neolithic until Classical times (6000–323 BC). It explores the world of technologies, crafts and archaeological 'left-overs' in order to place social and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Ruin Memories

    Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past

    Edited by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

    Edited by Stella Souvatzi, Athena Hadji

    Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need for this volume was realised through four main observations: the ever growing interest in…

    Hardback – 2013-10-01
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Imagining the Pagan Past

    Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages

    By Marion Gibson

    Imagining the Pagan Past explores stories of Britain’s pagan history. These tales have been characterised by gods and fairies, folklore and magic. They have had an uncomfortable relationship with the scholarly world; often being seen as historically dubious, self-indulgent romance and, worse,…

    Paperback – 2013-01-23

  • Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

    By Cuncun Wu

    Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  • Southeast Asia

    From Prehistory to History

    Edited by Peter Bellwood, Dr Ian Glover

    This comprehensive and absorbing book traces the cultural history of Southeast Asia from prehistoric (especially Neolithic, Bronze-Iron age) times through to the major Hindu and Buddhist civilizations, to around AD 1300. Southeast Asia has recently attracted archaeological attention as the locus…

    Paperback – 2006-04-03

  • Chronology of European History

    Edited by John Powell

    700 chronologically arranged articles examine events in Europe from 15,000 BC to 1997. The categories covered include business and labour, communications, cultural and intellectual history, law, environment, education, diplomacy and international relations, exploration and discovery, government and…

    Hardback – 1998-10-01

  • Chronology of Twentieth Century History: Arts and Culture

    Edited by Frank N. Magill

    This two-volume set presents the hard facts and the history behind the headlines; significant 20th-century events in the arts are described in some 400 chronologically-arranged articles. Each article opens with ready-reference top matter listing the category of the event discussed; where and when…

    Hardback – 1998-04-01

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