Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789089645975 Will Publish June 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Identity and Power

The Transformation of Iron Age Societies in Northeast Gaul

Manuel Fernández-Götz

Manuel Fernández-Götz

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306 pages | 48 color plates, 95 halftones | 8 x 10
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789089645975 Will Publish June 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book traces the evolution of Iron Age communities in northeast Gaul with a particular focus on the Middle Rhine-Moselle region. Charting the transformation of social identity in these communities, Manuel Fernández-Götz examines their social and political organization; their cycles of centralization and decentralization; the origins of the La Tène culture; the emergence of the oppida, or fortified settlements; and the significance of sanctuaries. Drawing on archaeological data, historical references, and anthropological observation, he makes an important contribution to our knowledge of Iron Age societies.
Ian Ralston | University of Edinburgh
“This overview is destined to become both a key source for the comprehension of the regional record and, perhaps more importantly, a vade mecum for further consideration, both theoretical and practical, of Fernández-Götz's central topics within temperate European Iron Age studies.”
Kristian Kristiansen | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
“Fernández-Götz’s book unifies in an exemplary way written and archaeological sources and adds new explanatory depth to the emergence of ethnicity and migration. Identity and Power shows the strength of a theoretically informed interdisciplinary approach in archaeology. As such, it is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the Hallstatt and La Tène periods in Europe.”
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