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    DescriptionThis fascinating study explores how our prehistoric ancestors developed rituals from everyday life and domestic activities. Richard Bradley contends that for much of the prehistoric period, ritual was not a distinct sphere of activity. Rather it was the way in which different features of the domestic world were played out until they took on qualities of theatrical performance. With extensive illustrated case-studies, this book examines farming, craft production and the occupation of houses, all of which were ritualized in prehistoric Europe. Successive chapters discuss the ways in which ritual has been studied, drawing on a series of examples that range from Greece to Norway and from Romania to Portugal. They consider practices that extend from the Mesolithic period to the Early Middle Ages and discuss the ways in which ritual and domestic life were intertwined.

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    Ritual and Domestic Life in Prehistoric Europe
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    By (author) Richard Bradley
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 521 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415345507
    ISBN 10: 0415345502

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 936
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, SOC002010
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    Abridged Dewey: 936
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
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    LC classification: GN803 .B659 2005
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    Thema V1.0: NK, NHTB, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    80 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    19 May 2005
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    Author Information
    Professor of Archaeology at Reading University.
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The Importance of Ordinary Things 1. Death and the Harvest 2. The Consecration of the House 3. A Duty of Care Part 2: Where the Stress Falls 4. A House with a Pool 5. Multiplication and Division 6. The Rites of Separation 7. What Remains to be Seen