Download Free Contact And Exchange in the Ancient World PDF by Victor H. Mair Full Book and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents empirical evidence on a wide range of cultural phenomena in history, and thereby demonstrating the processes whereby cultural traits are acquired and modified - the dynamics of transmission and transformation. This book pays attention to biological organisms on the one hand and to developments spanning an entire continent on the other.
Download Free A Companion to World History PDF by Douglas Northrop Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale
Download Free Asia and the Transformation of the World-System PDF by Ganesh K. Trichur Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collaboratively authored book world-system scholars critically synthesize Asia's re-emerging centrality despite the myriad financial crises that have punctuated the end of the U.S.-dominated Cold War world order. From different vantage points the authors review the turbulent landscape of the region that points toward a new Asian world order as well as contradictory symptoms and signals. The text highlights the salience of Northeast Asia; the resurgence of Russia and Eurasianism; and the class, gender, and ecological implications of a conflict-ridden regional ascent for the future of the North-South divide and for the struggle between the spirit of Davos and the spirit of Porto Alegre.
Download Free Connections and Complexity PDF by Shinu Anna Abraham Full Book and published by Left Coast Press. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The set of case studies presented in this volume emphasize the significance of new research in South Asia within the broader universe of archaeological scholarship.
Download Free The World of the Oxus Civilization PDF by Bertille Lyonnet Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 932 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays presents a synthesis of current research on the Oxus Civilization, which rose and developed at the turn of the 3rd to 2nd millennia BC in Central Asia. First discovered in the 1970s, the Oxus Civilization, or the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC), has engendered many different interpretations, which are explored in this volume by an international group of archaeologists and researchers. Contributors cover all aspects of this fascinating Bronze Age culture: architecture; material culture; grave goods; religion; migrations; and trade and interactions with neighboring civilizations, from Mesopotamia to the Indus, and the Gulf to the northern steppes. Chapters also examine the Oxus Civilization’s roots in previous local cultures, explore its environmental and chronological context, or the possibly coveted metal sources, and look into the reasons for its decline. The World of the Oxus Civilization offers a broad and fascinating examination of this society, and provides an invaluable updated resource for anyone working on the culture, history, and archaeology of this region and on the multiple interactions at work at that time in the ancient Near East.
Download Free Centre and Periphery in the Ancient World PDF by John Disney Professor of Archaeology Cyprian Broodbank Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1987-10-22 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collaborative volume is concerned with long-term social change. Envisaging individual societies as interlinked and interdependent parts of a global social system, the aim of the contributors is to determine the extent to which ancient societies were shaped over time by their incorporation in - or resistance to - the larger system. Their particular concern is the dependent relationship between technically and socially more developed societies with a strong state ideology at the centre and the simpler societies that functioned principally as sources of raw materials and manpower on the periphery of the system. The papers in the first part of the book are all concerned with political developments in the Ancient Near East and the notion of a regional system as a framework for analysis. Part 2 examines the problems of conceptualising local societies as discrete centres of development in the context of both the Near East and prehistoric Europe during the second millennium BC. Part 3 then presents a comprehensive analytical study of the Roman Empire as a single system showing how its component parts often relate to each other in uneven, even contradictory, ways.
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Download Free Investigating Archaeological Cultures PDF by Benjamin W. Roberts Full Book and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-06-04 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Defining "culture" is an important step in undertaking archaeological research. Any thorough study of a particular culture first has to determine what that culture contains-- what particular time period, geographic region, and group of people make up that culture. The study of archaeology has many accepted definitions of particular cultures, but recently these accepted definitions have come into question. As archaeologists struggle to define cultures, they also seek to define the components of culture. This volume brings together 21 international case studies to explore the meaning of "culture" for regions around the globe and periods from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age and beyond. Taking lessons and overarching themes from these studies, the contributors draw important conclusions about cultural transmission, technology development, and cultural development. The result is a comprehensive model for approaching the study of culture, broken down into regions (Russia, Continental Europe, North America, Britain, and Africa), materials (Lithics, Ceramics, Metals) and time periods. This work will be valuable to all archaeologists and cultural anthropologists, particularly those studying material culture.
Download Free Subsistence and Society in Prehistory PDF by Alan K. Outram Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains how recent scientific advances have revolutionised our understanding of prehistoric diet, economy and society.
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Download Free Silk Roads PDF by Jeffrey D. Lerner Full Book and published by Oxbow Books. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent decades, there has been a new surge of interest in the history and legacies of the Silk Roads both within academic and public discourses. A field of Silk Roads Studies has come into its own. Consciously mirroring the temperament of its subject, the field has moved out of the narrow niches of particular disciplines to become a truly interdisciplinary endeavor. New research findings about the historical operations of the Silk Roads and interpretations of their legacies for the modern and contemporary world have broken down geographical and temporal divides that once demarcated the Silk Roads as primarily pre-modern and Old World-centered conduits of globalization. In light of these developments, the time is ripe to begin formulating a new definition of the contour of Silk Roads Studies and laying a new foundation for further work in this field. Silk Roads: From Local Realities to Global Narratives brings together leading scholars in multiple disciplines related to Silk Roads studies. It highlights the multiplicity of networks that constituted the Silk Roads, including land and maritime routes, and approaches the Silk Roads from Antiquity to China’s One Belt One Road Initiative from Afro-Eurasia to the Americas. This holistic approach to understanding ancient globalization, exchanges, transformations, and movements - and their continued relevance to the present - is in line with contemporary academic trends toward interdisciplinarity. Indeed, the Silk Roads is such an expansive topic that many approaches to its study must be included to represent accurately its many facets. The volume emphasizes exchange and transformation along the Silk Roads - moments of acculturation or hybridization that contributed to novel syncretic forms. It highlights the multiplicity of networks that constituted the Silk Roads, including land and maritime routes, and approaches to the Silk Roads from Antiquity to China’s One Belt One Road Initiative from Afro-Eurasia to the Americas.
Download Free The Archaeology of South Asia PDF by Robin Coningham Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-09-30 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book synthesises the archaeology of South Asia from the Neolithic period (c.6500 BCE) to the third century BCE.
Download Free Seascapes PDF by Jerry H. Bentley Full Book and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historians have begun to chart the experiences of maritime regions and penetrate the historical processes at work there. This book aims to contribute to these efforts by bringing together original scholarship on historical issues arising from maritime regions around the world.
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Download Free Daemons Are Forever PDF by David Gordon White Full Book and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2021-02-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, Dæmons Are Forever is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings—dæmons—and an account of exchanges, among human populations, of the science of spirit beings: dæmonology. Since the time of the Indo-European migrations, and especially following the opening of the Silk Road, a common dæmonological vernacular has been shared among populations ranging from East and South Asia to Northern Europe. In this virtuoso work of historical sleuthing, David Gordon White recovers the trajectories of both the “inner demons” cohabiting the bodies of their human hosts and the “outer dæmons” that those same humans recognized each time they encountered them in their enchanted haunts: sylvan pools, sites of geothermal eruptions, and dark forest groves. Along the way, he invites his readers to reconsider the potential and promise of the historical method in religious studies, suggesting that a “connected histories” approach to Eurasian dæmonology may serve as a model for restoring history to its proper place at the heart of the discipline of the history of religions.