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    DescriptionChristy Constantakopoulou examines the history of the Aegean islands and changing concepts of insularity, with particular emphasis on the fifth century BC. Islands are a prominent feature of the Aegean landscape, and this inevitably created a variety of different (and sometimes contradictory) perceptions of insularity in classical Greek thought. Geographic analysis of insularity emphasizes the interplay between island isolation and island interaction, but the predominance of islands in the Aegean sea made island isolation almost impossible. Rather, island connectivity was an important feature of the history of the Aegean and was expressed on many levels. Constantakopoulou investigates island interaction in two prominent areas, religion and imperial politics, examining both the religious networks located on islands in the ancient Greek world and the impact of imperial politics on the Aegean islands during the fifth century.

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    The Dance of the Islands
    Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christy Constantakopoulou
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199215959
    ISBN 10: 0199215952

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939/.108
    LC classification: DF261.A177 C66 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 939.108
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939.1
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    13 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    24 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Christy Constantakopoulou is Lecturer in Ancient History at Birkbeck College, University of London.
    Review quote
    the writing style is engaging and the book should provide much food for thought for anyone involved in insular studies... a fine work that not only makes a welcome addition to classical Greek scholarship but also expands upon the general approaches of 'macro' histories of the Mediterranean Brian Rutishauser, The Classical Review [A] highly coherent and enlightening excavation of the inter-relationship between island realities, island ideologies, and ideas of insularity. Robin Osborne, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Religious networks in the archaic Aegean ; 3. The Aegean islands as an imperial network: the fifth century and the Athenian Empire ; 4. Islands and imperialism ; 5. The island of Athens ; 6. The smaller picture: mini island networks ; 7. Beyond insularity: islands and their peraiai ; Conclusion