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Ranging from the Uruk cities of early Mesopotamia, through the empires of the Romans and the Aztecs, to the colonies of modern European states, Chris Gosden presents a comparative survey of 7,000 years of colonialism. (Archaeology is the only discipline that permits such a long-term view across all forms of colonialism.) Gosden argues that modern colonialism, by giving rise to settler societies, is historically unusual and represents an important area for the long-term study of power and material culture.Read more
- Covers 5000 years of human history
- An ideal introduction to the major theories of colonialism
- First book to present a comparative survey of the colonial systems of Mesopotamia, Rome, the Aztecs and modern European colonies
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'Archaeology and Colonialism is a highly readable reassessment of colonialism … Archaeology and Colonialism is an enjoyable and useful book. Through its concentration on power relations manifest in material culture, it offers a new and stimulating way to approach cultural contact.' Stephanie Wynne-Jones, University of CambridgeSee more reviews
' … a brave and interesting attempt at a new synthesis …' Ancient West & East
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- Date Published: May 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521787956
- length: 204 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.31kg
- contains: 22 b/w illus. 5 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Other approaches to colonialism
3. A model of colonialism
4. Colonialism within a shared cultural milieu
5. The middle ground
6. Terra nullius
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