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Archaeologies of gender and violence

Author: Uroš Matić; Bo Jensen
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Presents major new research in a series of case studies which combine archaeological and bioarchaeological data with analysis of ancient imagery and theoretical approaches to examine evidence for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Archaeologies of gender and violence
Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017032874
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Uroš Matić; Bo Jensen
ISBN: 9781785706882 1785706888
OCLC Number: 973156576
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface / Uroš Matić and Bo Jensen --
Introduction : why do we need archaeologies of gender and violence and why now? / Bo Jensen and Uroš Matić --
Revisiting the myth of matriarchy, rethinking determinism, seeing anew / Stephanie Koerner --
The honoured and the sacrificed? : gender and violence at a sanctuary of the late 3rd millennium BC in central Germany / André Spatzier, with anthropological analyses by Marcus Stecher and Kurt W. Alt --
The role of violence in the construction of prehistoric masculinities / Lisbeth Skogstrand --
"Her striking but cold beauty" : gender and violence in depictions of Queen Nefertiti smiting the enemies / Uroš Matić --
Les demoiselles d'Entremont : violence, gender and headhunting in Iron Age Europe / Ian Armit --
Violence against women in Graeco-Roman Egypt : the contribution of Demotic documents / Christine Hue-Arcé --
Death and the maiden : late antique images of nubile females as agents and victims of lethal violence / Susanne Moraw --
Heaven for me, hell for the "others" : an agenda on sex and body from Sassanid Persia / Maryam Dezhamkhooy and Leila Papoli Yazdi --
Skull-cups and snake-pits : men's revenge and women's revenge in Viking age Scandinavia / Bo Jensen --
The weapons make the man? : a re-analysis of early Anglo-Saxon weapon burial and interpretation / Laura M. Whitehouse --
Gender and structural violence in prehistoric Peru / Julie Farnum --
Gender and violence in archaeology : final commentary / Louise Hitchock.
Other Titles: Archaeologies of gender & violence
Responsibility: edited by Uroš Matić and Bo Jensen.

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