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Conference University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology (3rd : 2008)
Title The archaeology of power and politics in Eurasia : regimes and revolutions / [edited by] Charles W. Hartley, G. Bike Yazicioğlu, Adam T. Smith.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Subject Social archaeology -- Eurasia -- Congresses.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Eurasia -- Congresses.
Eurasia -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Eurasia -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Alt Name Hartley, Charles W.
Yazicioğlu, G. Bike, 1979-
Smith, Adam T.
Description 1 online resource
Note Papers originally presented at the Third University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology, May 1-3, 2008.
Summary "This book brings together archaeological investigations of Eurasian regimes and revolutions ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern day"-- Provided by publisher.
"For thousands of years, the geography of Eurasia has facilitated travel, conquest, and colonization by various groups, from the Huns in ancient times to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the past century. This book brings together archaeological investigations of Eurasian regimes and revolutions ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern day, from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in the west to the Mongolian steppe and the Korean Peninsula in the east. The authors examine a wide-ranging series of archaeological studies in order to better understand the role of politics in the history and prehistory of the region. This book reevaluates the significance of power, authority, and ideology in the emergence and transformation of ancient and modern societies in this vast continent"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: regimes, revolutions, and the materiality of power in Eurasian archaeology / Charles W. Hartley, G. Bike Yazicioğlu and Adam T. Smith -- Part I. The Rhetoric of Regime and Ideology of Revolution: 1. Archaeology and the national idea in Eurasia / Victor A. Shnirelman; 2. National history and identity narratives in China and cultural heritage interpretation in Xinjiang / Gwen P. Bennett; 3. 'Yerevan, my ancient Erebuni': archaeological repertoires, public assemblages, and the manufacture of a (post- )Soviet nation / Adam T. Smith; 4. Violence and power visualized: representations of military engagements between Central Asia and the Achaemenid Persian Empire / Wu Xin; 5. Public versus private: perspectives on the communication of power in ancient Chroasmia / Fiona Kidd, Michelle Negus Cleary and Elizabeth Baker Brite; 6. Lines of power: equality or hierarchy among the Iron Age agro-pastoralists of southeastern Kazakhstan / Claudia Chang -- Part II. Materialities of Homeland, Practices of Expansion: 7. Homelands in the present and in the past: political implications of a dangerous concept / Philip Kohl; 8. Processes and practices of death: toward a bioarchaeology of dynamic societies / Maureen E. Marshall; 9. Ritualization of weapons in a contact zone: between the past and the present / Kathryn M. Linduff and Yang Jianhua; 10. Ethos, materiality, and paradigms of political action in early medieval communities of the northwestern Caspian region / Irina Lita Shingiray; 11. Legitimacy and control: the making of the imperial Liao heartland / Hu Ling; 12. A bioarchaeological study of Xiongnu expansion in Iron Age Tuva, South Siberia / Eileen M. Murphy -- Part III. Regimes of the Body, Revolutions of Value: 13. Kazakhstan, postsocialist transition, and the problem of multiple materialities / Victor Buchli; 14. Forging social networks: metallurgy and the politics of value in Bronze Age Eurasia / David L. Peterson; 15. Where pottery and politics meet: mundane objects and complex political life in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus / Alan F. Greene; 16. Revolutions within production regimes: a study of technical variation in Kura-Araxes horizon pottery of the Eastern Caucasus / MaryFran Heinsch; 17. Beastly goods: pastoral production in the Late Bronze Age Tsaghkahovit Plain / Belinda H. Monahan; 18. From regimes to revolutions: technology and technique at the Bronze Age tell at Százhalombatta, Hungary / Joanna Sofaer; 19. On archaeology and politics across Eurasia / Geoff Emberling.
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ISBN 9781139776509 (electronic bk.)
1139776509 (electronic bk.)
9781139061186 (electronic bk.)
1139061186 (electronic bk.)
9781283746403 (MyiLibrary)
1283746409 (MyiLibrary)
1139779540 (electronic bk.)
9781139779548 (electronic bk.)
9781139782531 (e-book)
OCLC # 817706575
Additional Format Print version: University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology (3rd : 2008). Archaeology of power and politics in Eurasia. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107016521 (DLC) 2011039457 (OCoLC)755904510