Sinop Landscapes

Exploring Connection in a Black Sea Hinterland

Author: Owen P. Doonan

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 193453627X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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The Black Sea coast is different from the rest of Turkey. For more than 5,000 years Sinop, the central point on the Turkish coast, has seemed more remote from the rest of the Anatolian land mass than from Greece, Italy, Africa, the Crimea, Istanbul, and Rome. How was Sinop connected to them? The Black Sea Trade Project explores the perception of connectedness: how connected did people feel to those in other upland villages, coastal villages, ports, the big port of Sinop, and to distant shores? How did economic, infrastructural, and political institutions bind local populations to larger systems, and how were various institutional processes situated in landscapes? In this first volume from the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project, Owen P. Doonan rigorously explores connection through Sinop and its hinterland, from precolonial Greek settlements through ages of empires, Roman, Russian, and Ottoman conquests to the present day.

Social Archaeologies of Trade and Exchange

Exploring Relationships among People, Places, and Things

Author: Alexander A Bauer,Anna S Agbe-Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420031

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 7788

This volume focuses on the anthropological concept of trade as a fundamentally social activity concerned not only with the movement of goods, but also on the social context and consequences of that exchange. The distinguished contributors discuss trade on a range of scales—from a solitary confinement cell to trans-oceanic networks—in settings around the world and over the past 3000 years. They address themes such as exchange as a communicative act, the ways in which exchange transforms the relationship between people and things, the significance of agency and power in contexts of trade, and how sites of consumption and discard speak to processes of exchange. The volume merges traditional archaeological concerns about trade and exchange with more contemporary issues of agency, identity and social meaning.

Kinetic Landscapes

Author: Bleda S. Düring

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110437325

Category:

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Beyond the Steppe and the Sown

Proceedings of the 2002 University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology

Author: David L. Peterson,Laura M. Popova,Adam T. Smith

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004146105

Category: Art

Page: 509

View: 2053

This collection of articles presents a wide array of fresh new perspectives on the archaeology of Eurasia from the Copper Age to early Mediaeval times, in the Independent States of the former USSR, as well as Turkey, China and Mongolia.

Surveying the Greek Chora

Black Sea Region in a Comparative Perspective

Author: Pia Guldager Bilde,Vladimir F. Stolba

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 7788

This volume is the outcome of an international conference on landscape archaeology. It includes 15 contributions from participants from six different countries, who analyse the territories of the main ancient cities of the west, north and south coasts of the Black Sea region, discussing them also in a comparative, Mediterranean perspective. The particular aim of the conference was to join the forces of Eastern as well as Western researchers in establishing an overview of the relationship between the larger ancient cities and their territories. During the past 40 years this particular field of archaeology has developed into a highly specialised and sophisticated discipline. Based on a systematic sampling strategy, it aims at understanding regions beyond the individual site, frequently on a city-state, regional or landscape level. The methodological debate on this approach that is current in Mediterranean archaeology has, however, only had a limited impact so far on Black Sea region research, with most Western researchers still lacking a fundamental knowledge about Black Sea data and how they are generated.

Rome and the Black Sea Region

Domination, Romanisation, Resistance

Author: Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 4294

In 89 BC, Roman legionaries intervened in the Black Sea region to curb the ambitions of Mithridates VI of Pontos. Over the next two centuries, the Roman presence on the Black Sea coast was slowly, but steadily increased. This volume deals with the Roman impact on the indigenous population in the Black Sea region and touches on the theme of romanisation of that area. Nine different contributors discuss several aspects of Roman identity and the cultural interaction -- one article even compares the situation to the American presence in Iraq. Though at the same time, it also looks at the resistance to the Roman Empire and the Roman problems of creating peace in the region after the colonisation. Romanisation and becoming Roman in a Greek world is a very popular field of discussion about which a lot has already has been written. This book, however, encircles three important themes -- the domination, the romanisation and the resistance. It covers two different sides of the Roman presence in the area and shows both the perspective of a Roman just arrived, Pliny the Younger, and a native seeing the Romans coming, the historian Memnon of Herakleia. Furthermore it describes how multi-identity cultures manage to live together because becoming Roman not necessarily means becoming less Greek (or less Gaulish, less Scythian, less Bosporan, etc). The diversity of the different chapters in this book creates reflection on the cultural change in the traditionalist, yet cosmopolitan environment that was the Roman Black Sea Region.

Greeks between East and West

essays in Greek literature and history in memory of David Asheri

Author: Gabriel Herman,Israel Shatzman,David Asheri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 5329

The Black Sea in Antiquity

Regional and Interregional Economic Exchanges

Author: Vincent Gabrielsen,John Lund

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 7855

This volume addresses a wide range of issues concerning the economic exchanges that took place within the Black Sea region, and between the Black Sea and Mediterranean areas from about 700 BC to AD 200. The contributing scholars of ancient history and archaeology consider old and new evidence in order to shed new light on central aspects of the economic relationship that existed between these two eminently important regions in antiquity. The authors offer novel approaches and propound a number of fresh interpretations to key questions concerning the relationship between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. The overarching question is whether the Black Sea and the Mediterranean were organically linked and thus complemented each other in economic terms.

Ancient West & East

Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004149502

Category: Art

Page: 398

View: 1321

Originally published as a double issue of Volume 5 (2006) of Brill's bi-annual "Ancient West & East,"

Ancient West & East

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: N.A

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Talanta

Proceedings of the Dutch Archaeological and Historical Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Ancient

Page: N.A

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Humanities

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Humanistic

Page: N.A

View: 406

Eirene

Studia Graeca Et Latina

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia

The Small World of Dion Chrysostomos

Author: Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 9867

Most studies of Roman local administration focus on the formal structures of power: imperial laws, urban institutions and magistracies. This book explores the interplay of formal power with informal factors such as social prejudice, parochialism and personal rivalries in the cities of northwestern Asia Minor from the first to the fifth centuries AD. Through a detailed analysis of the municipal speeches and career of the philosopher-politician Dion Chrysostomos, we gain new in-depth insight into the petty conflicts and lofty ambitions of an ancient provincial small-town politician and those around him. The author concludes that Roman local politics were rarely concerned with political issues but more often with social status and the desire for recognition within an agonistic society.

The Numismatic Chronicle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Numismatic chronicle and journal of the Royal Numismatic Society

Page: N.A

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"The rules of the Numismatic Society of London" bound with New Ser., v. 1.

The Black Sea

Past, Present and Future : Proceedings of the International, Interdisciplinary Conference, Istanbul, 14-16 October 2004

Author: Gülden Erkut,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara

ISBN: 9781898249214

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 6564

The papers in this book result from a conference held in Istanbul in 2004, and are the product of collaboration between the British Academy Black Sea Initiative (BABSI) and the City and Regional Planning Department of Istanbul Technical University. They cover a period from the first appearance of human settlers in the Black Sea region to the present day, and all emphasize the significance of the Black Sea itself as a source of unity, linking communities and histories in a wider regional context, extending westward along the Danube basin, northward into the Ukraine and south Russia, east into the Caucasus and southward over the Anatolian hinterland. A major introductory paper re-examines the evidence for the Black Sea flood hypothesis. A group of four papers evaluate new evidence for the economic and cultural relationships between Greeks and native populations in the Black Sea region from the seventh to the fourth centuries BC. The next group of studies is concerned with the interconnectedness of the Black Sea between medieval and modern times, highlighting Seljuk and Ottoman trade, and the roles of the ports of Odessa and Trabzon. Four papers deal with the economic and social development of the Turkish Black Sea region in recent times. The final section places Black Sea history in a long perspective both from a cultural and a political viewpoint.

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Turkish Region

State, Market & Social Identities on the East Black Sea Coast

Author: Ildikó Bellér-Hann,C. M. Hann

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852552797

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 1597

Examines contemporary identities in a region of Turkey's eastern Black Sea coast.