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Social networks and regional identity in Bronze Age Italy

Author: Emma Blake
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes an innovative approach to detecting regional groupings in peninsular Italy during the Late Bronze Age, a notoriously murky period of Italian prehistory. Applying social network analysis to the distributions of imports and other distinctive objects, Emma Blake reveals previously unrecognized exchange networks that are in some cases the precursors of the named peoples of the first millennium BC: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Blake
ISBN: 9781107063204 1107063205 9781107636057 1107636051
OCLC Number: 874835378
Description: xiv, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The problem of Italy's ancient peoples --
Imports and specialized products in Italy in the recent and final Bronze Ages --
Group identity in prehistory : theory, interactions, and social networks --
The recent and final Bronze Age peninsular networks : assessing structure and cohesion --
The northern networks from the Terramare to the Veneto --
West central Italy : networks and neighbors --
Marche, Umbria, and the Apennine Mountain muddle --
Southern Italy : networks by land and by sea --
Conclusions and aftermath.
Responsibility: Emma Blake, the University of Arizona.

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'... Emma Blake's book is special ... this is an important book, both for the development of network analysis in archaeology as for our understanding of prehistoric Italy.' Gert Jan van Wijngaarden, Read more...

 
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