Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Hardcover | February 21, 2008

byA. Bernard Knapp

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A. Bernard Knapp presents a new island archaeology and island history of Bronze Age and early Iron Age Cyprus, set in its Mediterranean context. Drawing out tensions between different ways of thinking about islands, and how they are connected or isolated from surrounding islands and mainlands,Knapp addresses an under-studied but dynamic new field of archaeological enquiry - the social identity of prehistoric and protohistoric Mediterranean islanders. In treating issues such as ethnicity, migration, and hybridization, he provides an up-to-date theoretical analysis of a wide range ofrelevant archaeological data. In using historical documents to re-present the Cypriot past, he also offers an integrated archaeological and socio-historical synthesis of insularity and social identity on the Mediterranean's third largest island.

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A. Bernard Knapp presents a new island archaeology and island history of Bronze Age and early Iron Age Cyprus, set in its Mediterranean context. Drawing out tensions between different ways of thinking about islands, and how they are connected or isolated from surrounding islands and mainlands,Knapp addresses an under-studied but dynami...

A. Bernard Knapp is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Glasgow.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:February 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199237379

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Issues, Agendas and Archaeological Constructs3. Island Archaeology and Island History: Cyprus4. Protohistoric Bronze Age Cyprus (ProBA): A Sociohistorical Approach5. The Earliest Iron Age: LC IIIB6. Island History and Island Identity on Cyprus7. Insularity, Connectivity and Social Identity on Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus8. Islanders, Insularity and Identity in the Mediterranean