The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D. - eBook
The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D. - eBook  -     By: John Bintliff
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Gain a thorough knowledge of the basic elements of Greek Archaeology. Covering prehistory through late antiquity, the material culture, art, and architecture of all intervening time spans is summarized chronologically.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781118255209
ISBN-13: 9781118255209

Publisher's Description

The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incrediblerichness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in ourunderstanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic eraof 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a singlevolume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture hasbeen combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeologicalevidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization.

*Extensive noteson the text are freely available online at WileyOnline Library, and include additional details andreferences for both the serious researcher and amateur

  • A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinarydevelopment of human society in Greece from the earliest humantraces up till the early 20th century AD
  • Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologicallysurveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200illustrations
  • Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancienttexts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a moredetailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and itspeople
  • Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided abroader perspective on Greek prehistory and history

Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding AcademicTitle

Author Bio

John Bintliff studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge where he received his PhD in the landscape archaeology of prehistoric Greece. He has taught at Bradford and Durham Universities and is currently at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and has been co-director of the Boeotia Project in Central Greece since 1978. His interests include the long-term archaeology of Greece and the Mediterranean, landscape archaeology and regional field survey, and archaeological theory. He has published 18 books, including Mycenaean Geography (1977), Palaeoclimates, Palaeoenvironments (1982), European Social Evolution (1984), The Annales School and Archaeology (1991), Europe Between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (1995), Structure and Contingency (1999), The Future of Archaeological Field Survey in Europe (2000), A Companion to Archaeology (2004), Testing the Hinterland (2007), Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece (2009).

Editorial Reviews

Long-listed for the 2012 John D. Criticos Prize
“However, in general, this book is a marvel.” (European Journal of Archaeology, 1 January 2014)

“In sum, it is clear that with the extensive range ofevidence carefully collected and well-analyzed in this volume, itwill, as its author hopes, “contribute to a wider awarenessof the rich history of this beautiful country in every century ofits remarkable past.”  (Bryn Mawr ClassicalReview, 1 November 2013)

“For others, however, The complete archaeology of Greeceisa valuable source of information, drawing a broad canvas, and, mostsignificantly, exposing important questions concerning each period.. . Bintliff’s book is a generous reciprocation of GreekPhiloxenia, a distillation of his long experience of Greekarchaeology in the field, this theoretical positions andmethodological tools, reaching out further than to the people ofGreece alone."  (Antiquity, 1 January 2013) 

‘Named CHOICE Outstanding Title for 2012
“Summing Up: Recommended.  All readers.” (Choice, 1 November 2012)

“Bintliff’s newest contribution provides anambitious panorama of Greek archaeology . . . Bintliff’s bookdoes more than any other major survey of Greek history orarchaeology to bring the rural economy into the larger narrative oflater Greek history.”  (The New Archaeology of theMediterranean World, 1 September 2012)

“By doing that he has delivered a brilliant survey ofGreek archaeology and a remarkably succinct and comprehensivevolume – a must read for anyone interested in the archaeologyof Greece.”  (The Anglo-Hellenic Review, 1October 2012)

“It doesn’t get much more comprehensive thanthis.”  (Corinthianmatters.com, 2 May 2012)

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