Download e-book for kindle: Headhunting and the Body in Iron Age Europe by Ian Armit

By Ian Armit

ISBN-10: 0521877563

ISBN-13: 9780521877565

throughout Iron Age Europe the human head carried symbolic institutions with energy, fertility prestige, gender, and extra. proof for the elimination, curation and exhibit of heads levels from classical literary references to iconography and skeletal is still. ordinarily, this fabric has been linked to a Europe-wide 'head-cult', and used to aid the belief of a unified Celtic tradition in prehistory. This e-book demonstrates as a substitute how headhunting and head-veneration have been practised throughout quite a number different and fragmented Iron Age societies. utilizing case experiences from France, Britain and in other places, it explores the complicated and sophisticated relationships among energy, faith, struggle and violence in Iron Age Europe.

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