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    DescriptionFor more than a thousand years before the arrival of the Slavs in the sixth century AD, the lands between the Adriatic and the river Danube, now Yugoslavia and Albania, were the home of the peoples known to the ancient world as Illyrians. This book, now available in paperback, draws upon the considerable archaeological evidence that has become available since the Second World War to provide an account of the origins, culture, history and legacy of the Illyrians. John Wilkes describes the geography of Illyria and surveys the region in the prehistoric, Greek, Roman and medieval periods. He discusses Illyrian art, material, culture, religion and customs. A chapter examines the Illyrian language, of which little trace survives, and its connection with other Indo--European languages. Professor Wilkes also scrutinizes the linguistic evidence for the Illyriansa relatedness to other peoples -- Thracian, Italic, Greek and Celtic. He concludes with a discussion of a possible survival of an Illyrian native culture in the Roman and Byzantine periods.


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    Title
    The Illyrians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Wilkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 516 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631198079
    ISBN 10: 0631198075
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC classification: GN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 909.04
    DC20: 939.8
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVWA
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    17 January 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Wilkes has conducted excavations on Hadriana s Wall and in Scotland. He has travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, and is currently excavating Sparta.
    Review quote
    "This is splendid scholarship from which even mature scholars can learn much." Choice
    Back cover copy
    For more than a thousand years before the arrival of the Slavs in the sixth century AD, the lands between the Adriatic and the river Danube, now Yugoslavia and Albania, were the home of the peoples known to the ancient world as Illyrians. This book, now available in paperback, draws upon the considerable archaeological evidence that has become available since the Second World War to provide an account of the origins, culture, history and legacy of the Illyrians.John Wilkes describes the geography of Illyria and surveys the region in the prehistoric, Greek, Roman and medieval periods. He discusses Illyrian art, material, culture, religion and customs. A chapter examines the Illyrian language, of which little trace survives, and its connection with other Indo-European languages. Professor Wilkes also scrutinizes the linguistic evidence for the Illyrians' relatedness to other peoples - Thracian, Italic, Greek and Celtic. He concludes with a discussion of a possible survival of an Illyrian native culture in the Roman and Byzantine periods.
    Table of contents
    Part I: The Search for Illyrians:. 1. Rediscovery of Illyrians. 2. Prehistoric Illyrians. 3. Naming Illyrians. Part II: Greek Illyrians:. 4. Neighbours of the Greeks. 5. Enemies of Macedon. 6. Kingdom of Illyrians. Part III: Roman Illyrians:. 7. Illyricum. 8. Life and Death among Illyrians. 9. Imperial Illyrians. Notes. Abbreviations. Bibliography.