Europe Before History (New Studies in Archaeology)

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2000 Pages: 528 Publisher: Camidge. University Press The societies of the European onze Age Produced Elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe even though they were Economically and politically undiversified . Kristian Kristansen attempts to explain this paradox using a world-systems analysis. and in particular tries to acount for the absence of state formation. He presents his case with a powerful marshalling of the evidence across the whole of Europe and over two millennia. The result is the most coherent overview of this period of European prehistory since the writings of Gordon Childe and Christopher Hawkes. A great strength of this book is the oad European perspective. which allows the author to address some of the larger questions that have been raised in the study of the onze Age. It captures t...

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' ... this book is a substantial advance in the quest for a socially informed history of the era before writing.' The Times Higher Supplement

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European Bronze Age societies produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a European-wide trade network, yet they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristiansen offers an interesting explanation of this paradox. The result is a coherent overview that addresses some of the larger questions raised about the period.

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