The Archaeology of the Colonized

Given, M. (2004) The Archaeology of the Colonized. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780203644188

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This book focuses on the experience of the colonized in their landscape setting, looking at case studies from areas of the world not often considered in the post-colonial debate. It offers original, exciting approaches to the growing area of research in archaeology and colonialism. The case studies used range from the pyramids of Old Kingdom Egypt to illicit whisky distilling in nineteenth-century Scotland, and from the Roman roads of Turkey to the threshing floors of Cyprus under British colonial rule. Dr Given uses the archaeological evidence to create a vivid picture of how the existences and identities of farmers, artisans and labourers were affected by colonial systems of oppressive taxation, bureaucracy, forced labour and ideological control. This is the first book to integrate fully the archaeological study of the landscape with the concerns of colonial and post-colonial history, theory and scholarship. It will be valuable to anyone investigating the relationship between local community and central control in a wider range of historical and archaeological contexts.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:colonialism, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Scotland, Roman, resistance, Ottoman
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Given, Dr Michael
Authors: Given, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Copyright Holders:Michael Given

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