By Peter van Dommelen,A. Bernard Knapp
Material Connections eschews outmoded concept, tainted through colonialist attitudes, and develops a brand new cultural and old figuring out of the way components corresponding to mobility, materiality, clash and co-presence impacted at the formation of id within the old Mediterranean. battling opposed to ‘hyper-specialisation’ in the topic quarter, it explores the a number of ways in which fabric tradition was once used to set up, keep and change identities, particularly in periods of transition, tradition come across and alter. a brand new viewpoint is followed, person who perceives using fabric tradition via prehistoric and ancient Mediterranean peoples in formulating and altering their identities. It considers how items and social identities are entangled in a variety of cultural encounters and interconnections.
The flow of individuals in addition to items has constantly stood on the middle of makes an attempt to appreciate the classes and means of human heritage. The Mediterranean bargains a wealth of such info and fabric Connections, increasing in this base, bargains a dynamic, new topic of enquiry – the social establish of prehistoric and ancient Mediterranean humans – and considers how migration, colonial encounters, and connectivity or insularity effect social identities. the amount incorporates a sequence of leading edge, heavily comparable case stories that learn the contacts among a number of Mediterranean islands – Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Crete, Cyprus, the Balearics – and the close by seashores of Italy, Greece, North Africa, Spain and the Levant to discover the social and cultural effect of migratory, colonial and trade encounters. Material Connections forges a brand new direction in knowing the fabric tradition of the Mediterranean and may be crucial for these wishing to enhance their knowing of fabric tradition and id within the Mediterranean.
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Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean: Mobility, Materiality and Identity by Peter van Dommelen,A. Bernard Knapp