Archaeology and History in Sardinia from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages: Shepherds, Sailors, and Conquerors

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UPenn Museum of Archaeology, Dec 10, 2007 - Architecture - 240 pages
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With one of the richest archaeological records and most complicated histories in the Mediterranean, Sardinia provides an important laboratory for studying the interaction of indigenous societies and outside forces in a partly isolated geographical context. Stephen L. Dyson and Robert J. Rowland, Jr. use both material culture and written documents to reconstruct the social and economic processes of an island society that showed both cultural creativity and continuity but responded to invasions from the Phoenicians through the Romans to the Aragonese.

This first accessible reconstruction of island archaeology provides a balanced picture of the sweep of Sardinian history.

  

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Contents

Sardinia in the Paleolithic and Neolithic
17
Metal Technology and the Transition to the Nuragic Era
43
The Emergence of the Nuraghi
54
Technology Commerce and Ideology in Nuragic Society
73
The Transition to the Iron Age and the Phoenician Connection
102
The Arrival of the Carthaginians
112
Conquest Resistance and Continuity in Republican Sardinia
127
The Creation of the Imperial System in Sardinia
144
Sardinia in the Late Empire
173
Attack Isolation and Autonomy
188
Italian Power and Local Resistance in High Medieval Sardinia
197
Bibliography
218
Index
239
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About the author (2007)

Stephen L. Dyson is Professor of Classics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and author of Ancient Marbles to American Shores: Classical Archaeology in the United States, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Robert J. Rowland, Jr., was Professor of History at Loyola University-New Orleans.

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