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    DescriptionThis beautifully written book explores the Iron Age bog bodies of northern Europe as cultural artefacts, objects of fascination to archaeologists and antiquaries, but also to artists, poets, philosophers and psychologists. Sanders describes the wide range of responses which the bodies have produced from such diverse figures as Sigmund Freud, Seumus Heaney, William Carols Willams and Margaret Attwood. She is particularly strong on Scandinavian material, and with his miraculously preserved face Tollund man, has cast a long shadow in Danish art and culture. The violent sacrificial deaths of the bodies have obviously fired the imagination as has Tacitus' suggestion of punishment for infidelity, but Karin Sanders contends that it is the unique status of the bodies both as human beings and archaeological artefacts, somehow transformed by their remarkable preservation that has guaranteed such a profound and multifaceted response.

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    Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karin Sanders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 317
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226734057
    ISBN 10: 0226734056

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 936
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, SCI000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: CC
    DC23: 930.10285
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, NHD, NKD
    Illustrations note
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    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    07 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Karin Sanders is professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of California, Berkeley.