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Archæologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France Hardcover – October 17, 2010

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Editorial Reviews


“An important and valuable addition to current studies in postcolonial theory and the colonial phenomenon in the ancient Mediterranean.”
(Archaeological Review 2011-12-02)

(Choice 2011-06-10)

“Dietler has produced an outstanding work of scholarship that is sophisticated, intelligent, and insightful, and that deserves the close attention of scholars.”
(Journal Of Interdisciplinary History 2011-11-28)

“Dietler’s book is full of interesting . . . insights woven from a particular anthropologically driven perspective.”
( American Journal Of Archaeology 2012-01-01)

“Dazzling. . . . Dietler offers in this utterly captivating study . . . an account of a colonial entanglement like nothing you have ever read.”
(Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University H-France Review Of Books 2011-07-01)

"An excellent account."
(European Jrnl Of Archaeology 2013-01-03)

“Substantial and highly informative. . . . A detailed study.”
(Richard Hingley, Durham University Britannia Magazine 2013-02-07)

From the Inside Flap

"Archaeologies of Colonialism contributes to a new understanding of a very large body of material. Its publication will be welcomed by historians and archaeologists who study ancient Greek and Roman colonialism, Mediterranean trade, and Iron Age Europe."—Peter S. Wells, author of The Battle that Stopped Rome

"Dietler examines colonial encounters and entanglements through a variety of lenses (consumption, violence, space), elegantly deploying the rich archaeology and history of the Western Mediterranean, an antiquity that shaped our very notions of the colonial experience. This is a book as complex and nuanced as the process it explores."—Susan E. Alcock, Brown University

More About the Author

Michael Dietler is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and an associate member of the Classics Department.

"Archaeologies of Colonialism" was awarded the 2012 Book Prize of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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