On colonial grounds: a comparative study of colonialism and rural settlement in first millennium BC west central Sardinia

van Dommelen, P. (1998) On colonial grounds: a comparative study of colonialism and rural settlement in first millennium BC west central Sardinia. Series: Archaeology studies Leiden University, 2. University of Leiden: Leiden. ISBN 9789076368023

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The basic aim of this study concerns colonialism in the context of the region of west central Sardinia during roughly the first millennium BC. The terms ‘colonialism’ and ‘Sardinia’ denote the two main aspects, viz. a theoretical and an archaeological or historical one. The first one regards the issue of colonialism as a sociological category, whereas the second concerns the specific developments related to the colonial situations of west central Sardinia in the first millennium BC; that is during the successive periods of Phoenician, Carthaginian or Punic and Roman Republican colonial presence. Leaving aside the introductory chapter (1) and the concluding remarks (chapter 7), the five central chapters of this study roughly make up two parts. The first one, constituted by chapters two and three, is largely introductory, as it presents the terms of the theoretical discussion on colonialism (chapter 2) and traces the specific physical and archaeological backgrounds of the region and periods under discussion (chapter 3). The second part comprises the chapters four, five and six which make up the core of this study, since they contain the detailed discussions of the three colonial situations under scrutiny. In contrast to the first part, in which the theoretical and concrete archaeological aspects remain more or less separate, the second part integrates

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:van Dommelen, Prof Peter
Authors: van Dommelen, P.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Research Group:Mediterranean Archaeology
Publisher:University of Leiden
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