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Life And Death In Iron Age Orkney

Author : Dawn Gooney
ISBN : OCLC:1064672777
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Death In The Iron Age Ii And In First Isaiah

Author : Christopher B. Hays
ISBN : 3161507851
Genre : Religion
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Death is one of the major themes of First Isaiah, " although it has not generally been recognized as such. Images of death are repeatedly used by the prophet and his earliest tradents.The book begins by concisely summarizing what is known about death in the Ancient Near East during the Iron Age II, covering beliefs and practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. Incorporating both textual and archeological data, Christopher B. Hays surveys and analyzes existing scholarly literature on these topics from multiple fields.Focusing on the text "s meaning for its producers and its initial audiences, he describes the ways in which the rhetoric of death " functioned in its historical context and offers fresh interpretations of more than a dozen passages in Isa 5 “38. He shows how they employ the imagery of death that was part of their cultural contexts, and also identifies ways in which they break new creative ground.This holistic approach to questions that have attracted much scholarly attention in recent decades produces new insights not only for the interpretation of specific biblical passages, but also for the formation of the book of Isaiah and for the history of ancient Near Eastern religions.

Headhunting And The Body In Iron Age Europe

Author : Ian Armit
ISBN : 9780521877565
Genre : History
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This book examines the widespread evidence for the removal, curation and display of the human head in Iron Age Europe.

The Cultural Life Of Images

Author : Brian Leigh Molyneaux
ISBN : 9781134546305
Genre : Social Science
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Pictures are often admired for their aesthetic merits but they are rarely treated as if they had as much to offer as the written word. They are often overlooked as objects of analysis themselves, and tend to be seen simply as adjuncts to the text. Images, however, are not passive, and have a direct impact that engages attention in ways independent of any specific text. Advertising, entertainment and propaganda have realised the extent of this power to shape ideas, but the scientific community has hitherto neglected the ways in which visual material conditions the ways in which we think. With subjects including prehistoric artworks, excavation illustrations, artists' impressions of ancient sites and peoples and contemporary landscapes, photographs and drawings, this study explores how pictures shape our perceptions and our expectations of the past. This volume is not concerned with the accuracy of pictures from the past or directly about the past itself, but is interested instead in why certain subjects are selected, why they are depicted the way they are, and what effects such images have on our idea of the past. This collection constitutes a ground-breaking study in historiography which radically reassesses the ways that history can be written.

Love Life And Death

Author : Chattopadhyaya, D. P.
ISBN : 9788131743003
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In Love, Life and Death, eminent philosopher and scholar D.P. Chattopadhyaya asks anew the fundamental question: what is it to live, love and die? Exploring the lives, writings and actions of some of the world's most influential poets, philosophers and scientists from Copernicus to Keats and from Sankara to Aurobindo, he wades through the stream of human consciousness and encounters traces of cultural universality.

The Human Body In Early Iron Age Central Europe

Author : Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
ISBN : 9781351998727
Genre : History
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Identities and social relations are fundamental elements of societies. To approach these topics from a new and different angle, this study takes the human body as the focal point of investigation. It tracks changing identities of early Iron Age people in central Europe through body-related practices: the treatment of the body after death and human representations in art. The human remains themselves provide information on biological parameters of life, such as sex, biological age, and health status. Objects associated with the body in the grave and funerary practices give further insights on how people of the early Iron Age understood life and death, themselves, and their place in the world. Representations of the human body appear in a variety of different materials, forms, and contexts, ranging from ceramic figurines to images on bronze buckets. Rather than focussing on their narrative content, human images are here interpreted as visualising and mediating identity. The analysis of how image elements were connected reveals networks of social relations that connect central Europe to the Mediterranean. Body ideals, nudity, sex and gender, aging, and many other aspects of women’s and men’s lives feature in this book. Archaeological evidence for marriage and motherhood, war, and everyday life is brought together to paint a vivid picture of the past.

British Barrows

Author : Ann Woodward
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025075198
Genre : History
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Prehistoric barrows were not only monuments to the dead but mounds for the living - making out land, defining pathways, acting as powerful symbols, and forming a major part of perceived landscapes which welded nature and human history together.

Gender And The Archaeology Of Death

Author : Bettina Arnold
ISBN : 075910137X
Genre : Social Science
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Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.

A Forged Glamour

Author : Melanie Giles
ISBN : 9781909686038
Genre : Social Science
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A Forged Glamour, which takes its title from a poem, is an exploration of the lives and deaths of ironworking communities renowned for their spectacular material culture, who lived in modern-day East and North Yorkshire, between the 4th and 1st centuries BC. It evaluates settlement and funerary evidence, analyses farming and craftwork, and explores what some of their ideas and beliefs might have been. It situates this regional material within the broader context of Iron Age Britain, Ireland and the near Continent, and considers what manner of society this was. In order to do this it makes use of theoretical ideas on personhood, and relationships with material culture and landscape, arguing that the making of identity always takes work. It is the character, scale and extent of this work (revealed through objects as small as a glass bead, or as big as a cemetery; as local as an earthenware pot or as exotic as coral-decoration) which enables archaeologists to investigate the web of relations which made up their lives, and explore the means of power which distinguished their leaders.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of Death And Burial

Author : Sarah Tarlow
ISBN : 9780191650390
Genre : Social Science
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

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