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Style and Society in Dark Age Greece : The Changing Face of a Pre-literate Society 1100-700 BC - James Whitley

Style and Society in Dark Age Greece

The Changing Face of a Pre-literate Society 1100-700 BC

Paperback Published: 9th March 2004
ISBN: 9780521545853
Number Of Pages: 272

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In this innovative study, James Whitley examines the relationship between the development of pot style and social changes in the Dark Age of Greece (1100-700 BC). He focuses on Athens where the Protogeometric and Geometric styles first appeared. He considers pot shape and painted decoration primarily in relation to the other relevant features - metal artefacts, grave architecture, funerary rites, and the age and sex of the deceased - and also takes into account different contexts in which these shapes and decorations appear. A computer analysis of grave assemblages supports his view that pot style is an integral part of the collective representations of Early Athenian society. It is a lens through which we can focus on the changing social circumstances of Dark Age Greece. Dr Whitley's approach to the study of style challenges many of the assumptions which have underpinned more traditional studies of Early Greek art.

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'...a convincing plea for an archaeological treatment of Geometric pottery which neither reduces it to ideology nor relegates it to 'connoisseurship' and the values of the art market.' Antiquity

List of abbreviations
List of tables
List of figures and diagrams
List of plates
Preface and acknowledgements
Theoretical perspectives
Athens and Attica: the historical background
Methods and chronology
Athens: the analysis of the grave groups
The wider Dark Age world
Index of sites
General index
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ISBN: 9780521545853
ISBN-10: 0521545854
Series: New Studies in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 9th March 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.49

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