Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians : archaeology and identity in Iron Age Europe

Peter S. Wells

Who were the Iron Age peoples of Europe? Celts, Germans, Scythians and others are among the names that come to mind. But such names, and the characteristics associated with them, come to us from outside observers - Greek and Roman writers - not from the native peoples themselves. To understand how late prehistoric groups constructed and expressed their identities, we need to examine the rich archaeological evidence left by Iron Age Europeans themselves. Recent theoretical and methodological advances in anthropology, archaeology and history, together with results of archaeological research all over Europe, provide the basis for a new approach to the problem of the identities of Iron Age peoples. Peter Wells uses patterns of identity revealed in the archaeology to interpret the commentaries of Greek and Roman authors who conveyed their own perceptions of these non-literate groups. Finally, he examines ways in which Iron Age Europeans responded to the Greek and Roman representations of them. The result was an ever-changing mosaic of complex and dynamic identities among the diverse peoples of Late Iron Age Europe.

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書名 Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians : archaeology and identity in Iron Age Europe
著作者等 Wells, Peter S.
シリーズ名 Duckworth debates in archaeology
出版元 Duckworth
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 160 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0715630369
NCID BA55259490
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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