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    The Emergence of Civilisation: The Cyclades and the Aegean in the Third Millennium BC (Paperback) By (author) John Cherry, By (author) Colin Renfrew

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    DescriptionUnavailable for too long, this new edition reprints the original text of Renfrew's groundbreaking study, supplemented with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by John Cherry (Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology, Brown University), in order to make this landmark publication available once again to the scholarly community.The Emergence of Civilisation describes in detail the processes at work during the millennium which preceded the development of prehistoric Aegean civilisation and, using the framework of a systems model, offers insight into the forces transforming an early farming society into a full civilisation, possessing a social organisation, craft technology and palatial centres far beyond the scope of a simple subsistence economy.Part I (Culture Sequence) presents a detailed survey of Aegean archaeology and chronology in the third millennium BC. Special attention is given to the Cycladic Islands. The ensuing study of Culture Process (Part II) focuses successively on population, farming and subsistence, metallurgy, craft technology, social organisation, symbolic systems (language, art, religion) and communication.


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    Title
    The Emergence of Civilisation
    Subtitle
    The Cyclades and the Aegean in the Third Millennium BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Cherry, By (author) Colin Renfrew
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 650
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,383 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780977409464
    ISBN 10: 0977409465
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 939.101
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 939.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC22: 939/.1
    LC classification: DF220 .R45 2011
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, frontispiece, figures, black & white plates
    Publisher
    David Brown Book Company
    Imprint name
    David Brown Book Company
    Publication date
    11 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oakville