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New and Published Books

  1. Archaeology After Structuralism

    Post-structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology

    Edited by Ian Bapty, Tim Yates

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    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...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Material Culture and Text

    The Art of Ambiguity

    By Christopher Tilley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    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...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Archaeological Theory in Europe

    The Last Three Decades

    Edited by Ian Hodder

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    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...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology

    A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean

    Edited by Ann Brysbaert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    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...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ruin Memories

    Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past

    Edited by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Series: Archaeological Orientations

    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...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

    Edited by Stella Souvatzi, Athena Hadji

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    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...

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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,...

    Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

    By Cuncun Wu

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    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...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    Published April 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge