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By Sarah Ralph

Interdisciplinary research of the function of violence within the Mediterranean and Europe.

The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary attention of the function of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. the amount attracts at the paintings of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and artwork historians, all of whom be interested in figuring out the function of violence of their respective professional fields within the Mediterranean and Europe. the point of interest is on 3 issues: contexts of violence, politics and identities of violence, and sanctified violence.

In distinction to many prior reviews of violence, usually outlined by means of their topic specialism, or by means of a particular temporal or geographic concentration, this publication attracts on a variety of either temporal and spatial examples and gives new views at the examine of violence and its position in social and political swap. instead of easily equating violence with conflict, as has been performed in lots of archaeological situations, the amount contends that the point of interest on struggle has been to the detriment of our knowing of different types of “non-warfare” violence and has the aptitude to impact the ways that violence is famous and mentioned by way of students, and finally has repercussions for knowing its function in society.

“...a valuable quantity … it is going to be beneficial studying for somebody drawn to the character of clash and violence in eu prehistory.” — European magazine of Archaeology

Sarah Ralph is a school Fellow in Archaeology at Harvard University.

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