Europe before History
- Publication date:January 2000
- 96 b/w illus. 83 maps 38 tables
- Dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
- Weight: 0.95kg
The societies of the European Bronze Age produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe, yet they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristiansen attempts to explain this paradox using a world-systems analysis, and provides a rich body of evidence to support his case. The result is a coherent overview of this period of European prehistory that addresses some of the larger questions raised in the study of the period.