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New Studies in Archaeology : Art and the Early Greek State - Michael Shanks

New Studies in Archaeology

Art and the Early Greek State

By: Michael Shanks, Lord Colin Renfrew (Editor), Wendy Ashmore (Editor), Clive Gamble (Editor), John O'Shea (Editor)


Published: 26th July 2004
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Widely known as an innovative figure in contemporary archaeology, Michael Shanks has written a challenging contribution to recent debates on the emergence of the Greek city states in the first millennium BC. He interprets the art and archaeological remains of Korinth to elicit connections between new urban environments, foreign trade, warfare, and the ideology of male sovereignty. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, which draws on an anthropologically informed archaeology, ancient history, art history, material culture studies and structural approaches to the classics, his book raises large questions about the links between design and manufacture, political and social structure, and culture and ideology in the ancient Greek world.

'Shanks's is a fascinating book which ... is produced to the extremely high standard that we have come to expect from this series ... it fascinates precisely because of the rich detailed data of which it gives glimpses.' Journal of Hellenic Studies 'I expect the book to be useful to those pursuing research in a range of humanities disciplines ...'. The Journal of Classics Teaching

The design of archaic Korinth: the question of a beginning and an interpretive archaeology
Craft production in the early city state: some historical and material contexts
Early archaic Korinth: design and style
Consumption: perfume and violence in a Sicilian cemetery
Trade and the consumption of travel
Art, design and the constitutive imagination in the early city state
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ISBN: 9780521602853
ISBN-10: 0521602858
Series: New Studies in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.46