Stone Vessels and Values in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

Author: Andrew Bevan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467107
Category: Social Science
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The societies that developed in the eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age produced the most prolific and diverse range of stone vessel traditions known at any time or anywhere in the world. Stone vessels are therefore a key class of artefact in the early history of this region. As a form of archaeological evidence, they offer important analytical advantages over other artefact types - virtual indestructibility, a wide range of functions and values, huge variety in manufacturing traditions, as well as the subtractive character of stone and its rich potential for geological provenancing. In this 2007 book, Andrew Bevan considers individual stone vessel industries in great detail. He also offers a highly comparative and value-led perspective on production, consumption and exchange logics throughout the eastern Mediterranean over a period of two millennia during the Bronze Age (ca.3000–1200 BC).

The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia

Author: Charles Higham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565059
Category: Social Science
Page: 381
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This book addresses the controversy over the origins of the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. Charles Higham provides a systematic and regional presentation of the current evidence. He suggests that the adoption of metallurgy in the region followed a period of growing exchange with China. Higham then traces the development of Bronze Age cultures, identifying regionality and innovation, and suggesting how and why distinct cultures developed. This book is the first comprehensive study of the period, placed within a broader comparative framework.

The Bronze Age in Europe

An Introduction to the Prehistory of Europe c.2000-700 B.C.
Author: J. M. Coles,A. F. Harding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317605993
Category: Social Science
Page: 622
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This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in the development and growth of metallurgy as a major industry, the spread of trading contacts, the origins of urbanism and the beginnings of social stratification. The study is divided chronologically into two, the earlier and later Bronze Age, giving a clear picture of the nature of the radical changes which occurred in the period as a whole. The geographical area covered, from the Atlantic shores across Europe into the Soviet Union and from northern Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, is too vast to be taken as one unit, and has been broken down into five regions; each is discussed in terms of settlement form, burial practices, ritual and religious sites, material culture, economic and social background, and trading patterns. The book describes and develops common themes that link together the different areas and cultural groups, rather than taking the typographical approach often adopted by Bronze Age specialists, and uses the results of radiocarbon dating to establish an objective chronology for the period. The text is generously illustrated and fully documented with radiocarbon dating tables and extensive bibliography. Our understanding of Bronze Age Europe is still increasing, but no other book of this scope had been written before this, in 1979. It is a major study of its time of interest to anyone looking beyond popular accounts of the day.

History of Bronze Culture in China

Author: Zhi Dao
Publisher: DeepLogic
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Bronze Culture in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Pushkin and the Genres of Madness

The Masterpieces of 1833
Author: Gary Rosenshield
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299182045
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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In 1833 Alexander Pushkin began to explore the topic of madness, a subject little explored in Russian literature before his time. The works he produced on the theme are three of his greatest masterpieces: the prose novella The Queen of Spades, the narrative poem The Bronze Horseman, and the lyric "God Grant That I Not Lose My Mind." Gary Rosenshield presents a new interpretation of Pushkin’s genius through an examination of his various representations of madness. Pushkin brilliantly explored both the destructive and creative sides of madness, a strange fusion of violence and insight. In this study, Rosenshield illustrates the surprising valorization of madness in The Queen of Spades and "God Grant That I Not Lose My Mind" and analyzes The Bronze Horseman’s confrontation with the legacy of Peter the Great, a cornerstone figure of Russian history. Drawing on themes of madness in western literature, Rosenshield situates Pushkin in a greater framework with such luminaries as Shakespeare, Sophocles, Cervantes, and Dostoevsky providing an insightful and absorbing study of Russia’s greatest writer.

The End of the Bronze Age

Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe Ca. 1200 B.C.
Author: Robert Drews
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691025919
Category: History
Page: 252
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The Bronze Age came to a close early in the twelfth century B.C. with one of the worst calamities in history: over a period of several decades, destruction descended upon key cities throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, bringing to an end the Levantine, Hittite, Trojan, and Mycenaean kingdoms and plunging some lands into a dark age that would last more than four hundred years. In his attempt to account for this destruction, Robert Drews rejects the traditional explanations - earthquakes, migrations, drought, systems collapse - and proposes a military one instead. Combining fascinating archaeological facts with vivid descriptions of military tactics, Drews presents the transition from chariot to infantry warfare as the primary cause of the Great Kingdoms' downfall. Late in the thirteenth century B.C. the barbarians who until then had been little cause for concern to the Great Kingdoms, and who had served the kings as mercenary "runners" in support of the chariots, awoke to the fact that en masse they could destroy a chariot army. There followed an orgy of slaughter, looting, and destruction. From the ashes arose the city-states of Greece and the tribal confederacy of Israel, communities that depended on massed formations of infantrymen. In making these arguments, the author uses textual and archaeological evidence to reconstruct what actually happened in the Bronze Age chariot battles, as well as the combat that characterized the Catastrophe.

The Tragic End of the Bronze Age

A Virus Makes History
Author: Tom Slattery
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469714957
Category: History
Page: 296
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A catastrophe of unimaginable proportions struck in the middle of the twelfth century BC and with a sudden swiftness brought Old World civilizations to an abrupt end. This initiated the world’s longest and deepest known dark age. When the world finally recovered centuries later, new written languages had replaced old ones, a new strategic and useful metal had replaced the old one, and the historical reality of the old civilizations had been replaced by yore and myth invented from fragments passed down through the barrier of the long deep dark age. Some of these fragments, and possibly some references to the catastrophe itself, may be found in the Old Testament and in ancient Greek literature. Out of the fragmented preserved memories, and stories built around them, we became what we are today.

Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet

Essays on Online Fandom
Author: Mary Kirby-Diaz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453206
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 219
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer transcended its cult-comic roots to achieve television success, spawning the spinoff series Angel and an academic movement along the way. This scholarly treatment takes a multidisciplinary approach to Buffy’s fandom, which has expressed itself through fiction, videos, music, art, and other media. Ten essays analyze the sociology and anthropology of the fan community and how it uses the Internet to share its passion.

Climatic variations in historic and prehistoric time

Author: Otto Pettersson
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662265400
Category: Science
Page: 28
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

The Bronze Age in Ireland

Author: George Coffey
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734029732
Category: Fiction
Page: 136
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Reproduction of the original: The Bronze Age in Ireland by George Coffey

Ancient Pakistan - an Archaeological History

Author: Mukhtar Ahmed
Publisher: Amazon
ISBN: 1495966437
Category: History
Page: 480
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This is the third volume of a much larger project, Ancient Pakistan - An Archaeological History, which deals with the prehistory of Pakistan from the Stone Age to the end of the Harappan Civilization ca. 1500 BC. This particular volume, Harappan Civilization - The Material Culture, deals with the entire gambit of the urban phase of the Indus Civilization, from its beginning to its decay and the ultimate end. The books covers such topics as the origins, settlement pattern, subsistence economy, architecture, town planning, Indus seals, arts and crafts, metallurgy, decay, and the post-Harappan cultural landscape. Every chapter is profusely illustrated with colored sketches and colored photographs. An extensive bibliography is also provided.

The Bronze Eagle

Author: Emmauska Orczy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1609777549
Category: Fiction
Page: 263
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Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is one of her novels.

The Bronze Horseman

Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
Author: Alexander M. Schenker
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300128949
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 398
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This is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia - the equestrian monument to Peter the Great. Schenker deals with the cultural setting that prepared the ground for the monument and provides life stories of those who were involved in its creation.

The Bronze Horsemen

The First People to Tame Horses
Author: David Mallegol
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479739618
Category: Fiction
Page: 388
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The Bronze Horsemen is a fictional novel that describes an actual bronze age group of people called the Botai (Bow-Tie). who dominated the steppes of southern Russia for 600 years. According to "Discover Magazine, Summer/2010 the Botai were very likely the first to capture and domesticate a horse. The characters and adventures are fiction as are the names of their leaders and the challenges they faced as they struggled to survive. Their fortunes changed when they tamed a horse. Being mounted gave the Botai an advantage over those who sought to destroy them and changed the world for thousands of years.

Adventures of the Bronze Horsemen

The Botai People and Their Horses Changed the World
Author: David Mallegol
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491719974
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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Twenty-five years after the Smolens drove the Botai from their homeland, Daven comes face to face with Scarman, the warrior who killed both his father and his mother. As a young man, Daven vowed to take back his tribe’s original homeland. Now he is the lead hunter and second-in-command of the Botai, and he hasn’t forgotten his vow. Daven and Bruno, the Botai clan leaders, learn from two captured scouts that they are about to be attacked by an old enemy who has superior numbers of hardened fighters. The Botai have trained horses, better weapons and new leaders who refuse to run. If not for their horses, the Botai would have little chance to survive the coming battle. Daven creates the perfect plan down to the smallest detail, only to have it exposed by a traitor who is willing to see the Botai destroyed for their own personal gain. Still, they face overwhelming numbers. If not for their horses, Daven and Bruno would have little chance to survive the coming battle. They create the perfect plan, down to the smallest detail—only to have it exposed by a traitor who is willing to see the Botai destroyed for personal gain. The second in a series, Adventures of the Bronze Horsemen begins where The Bronze Horsemen ends and explores the historical period of the Bronze Age in 3000 BC.

Collapse of the Bronze Age

The Story of Greece, Troy, Israel, Egypt, and the Peoples of the Sea
Author: Manuel Robbins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595136648
Category: History
Page: 436
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His Majesty being powerful, his heart stout, none could stand before him.. All his territory was ablaze with fire, and he burned every foriegn country with his hot breath. Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II. The bowmen of His Majesty spent six hours of destruction among them. They were delivered to the sword. Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah. May my father know the enemy ships came. My cities were burned and evil things were done in my country. King of the city of Ugarit to the king of Cyprus. Since there is famine in your house we will starve to death...The living soul of your country you will see no longer. To a Hittite offical stationed in Ugarit. Israel is laid waste, his seed is not. Pharaoh Merneptah. Pharaoh's chariots and his army He cast into the Sea...Book of Exodus. Egypt was adrift and every man was thrown out of his right. There was no leader for years..Pharaoh Ramesses IV. As they (the Sea Peoples) were coming forward toward Egypt, their hearts relying upon their hands, a net was prepared for them....My strong arm has overthrown those who came to exalt themselves. Pharaoh Ramesses III. [of the Greeks] These were destroyed by their own hands and passed to the dank house of chill Hades. Greek writer Hesiod. Returning to Luxor, Egypt, by Nile ship. The author has visited many of the significant archaeological sites mentioned in this book. Front cover, top, Troy VI by Lloyd K. Townsend, bottom, Pharaoh Thotmose IV.

A Companion to Border Studies

Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255259
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an excitingand expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through thewriting of an international array of scholars, from diverseperspectives that include anthropology, development studies,geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are beingtransformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility issometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form anauthoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance ofunderstanding the distinctive characteristics of borders andfrontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security andcontrols, migration and population displacements, hybridity, andtransnationalism

Life and Death in the Bronze Age

An Archaeologist's Field-work
Author: Cyril Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317604776
Category: Social Science
Page: 274
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This is a great work by one of the pioneers of modern archaeology. The period covered is from 1700 to 700 B.C. and is mainly concerned with the author’s field work in western Britain. It deals with burial ritual – dances, processions, "houses of the dead", the objects deposited, the building of the barrow; and it shows by line drawings and photographs how scientific excavation nowadays is planned and executed. The book gathers together an immense amount of research completed over a long span of years on burials and the ceremonial which attended them. Originally published in 1959.

The City Trilogy

Five Jade Disks, Defenders of the Dragon City, and Tale of a Feather
Author: Hsi-kuo Chang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150246X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 464
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Taiwan's most innovative science fiction writer presents three tales of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, political strife, time travel, and Chinese history and mysticism. After thousands of years of civil unrest and countless wars, the weary Huhui people of Sunlon City have once again succumbed to a ruthless and overpowering enemy. In Five Jade Disks, the first book in the trilogy, the imperialistic Shan have enslaved the inhabitants of Sunlon City and imposed a harsh martial order. As the Shan fight to retain control of the restless Huhui natives, an unstable rebel alliance prepares to win back its homeland. Amidst the confusion of revolt, Miss Qi, a determined young girl, emerges as an unlikely leader. With the help of her friends and the loyal Green Snake Brotherhood, Miss Qi discovers that an ancient cult and its insidious and unusually powerful leader may hold the key to the rebels' victory—or may yet be the cause of their undoing. As she rushes to put the pieces together, the rebels, divided by internal factions, strive to band together in a heroic attempt to overthrow the Shan. The story continues in Defenders of the Dragon City. The Shan have been defeated, but the victory celebrations of the Huhui are quickly brought to an end. After deserting Sunlon City, the Shan regroup and return for one final and bitter attempt to destroy the weakened rebel forces. During their exile, the Shan turn their aggressions against the indigenous races of the Huhui planet, a colorful mix of peaceful tribes resembling serpents, eagles, and leopards. Forced into the war to save their remaining territory, the indigenous peoples join the Huhui in their continuing struggle against the Shan. The third novel, Tale of a Feather, opens with images of chaos and devastation. The conflict with the Shan has left the city in flames, and refugees are fleeing in droves through the main gates. Taking advantage of the turmoil, a ruthless dictator assumes control of the weak interim government and begins a treacherous campaign to eliminate his adversaries. In this volatile atmosphere, Miss Qi continues her desperate search to discover the origin of the mysterious Bronze Statue Cult and come to terms with the dark power it wields over her people. The trilogy, first published in Taiwan in the late 1980s and early 1990s and widely considered to be a modern classic, is now presented for the first time in English and in a single volume. In these allegorical tales, Chang confronts some of the most serious and divisive issues of our time, including the burden of history and the ravages of oppression, racism, and ethnic displacement.