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  1. General Reading 6 items
    1. The archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory 2005

      Book  See: Blake, E. 2005. The material expression of cult, ritual and feasting, pp. 102-29

    2. The archaeology of ritual - Evangelos Kyriakidis, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. 2007

      Book 

  2. 1. Rituals, Feasts and Festivals in Archaeology 118 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Discussion 1 item
        • What is the role of ritual and ritualisation in early societies?
        • How do we approach ritual and ritualisation in the archaeological record?
        • Do rituals reinforcing equality differ fundamentally from those perpetuating inequality?
        • Why is communal food consumption important in the maintenance and negotiation of social relationships?
        • Who are festivals for? 

    3. Further Reading 116 items
      During this course, read at least one of the following books or browse introductory and concluding chapters of two to three.
      1. Key Anthropological and Theoretical Texts 13 items
        1. Ritual theory, ritual practice - Catherine M. Bell 1992

          Book Further

        2. Ritual: perspectives and dimensions - Catherine M. Bell 1997

          Book Further

        3. Prey into hunter: the politics of religious experience - Maurice Bloch 1992

          Book Further

        4. Natural symbols: explorations in cosmology - Mary Douglas 1970

          Book Further

        5. The elementary forms of religious life - Émile Durkheim, Karen E. Fields c1995

          Book Further

        6. Anthropological approaches to the study of religion - Conference on New Approaches in Social Anthropology 1966

          Book Further See: Geertz. C. 1966. Religion as a cultural system, pp. 1-46

        7. The archetypal actions of ritual: an essay on ritual as action illustrated by the Jain rite of worship - Caroline Humphrey, James Alexander Laidlaw, American Council of Learned Societies 1994 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        8. Ritual, politics, and power - David I. Kertzer 1989

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        9. Secular ritual - S. F. Moore, B. Meyerhoff 1977

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        10. Ecology, meaning, and religion - Roy A. Rappaport c1979

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        11. The ritual process: structure and anti-structure - Victor Witter Turner 1995

          Book Further

        12. Dramas, fields, and metaphors: symbolic action in human society - Victor Witter Turner 1974

          Book Further

      2. Archaeological Attitudes and Approaches to Cult and Ritual 17 items
        1. Cult in context: reconsidering ritual in archaeology - David A. Barrowclough, Caroline Malone c2007

          Book Further

        2. Belief in the past: theoretical approaches to the archaeology of religion - Kelley Hays-Gilpin, David S. Whitley c2008

          Book Further See: Fogelin, L., Delegitimizing religion: the archaeology of religion as … archaeology, pp. 129-141

        3. Archaeology, ritual, religion - Timothy Insoll 2004

          Book Further See: Chapter 2: History of research and Chapter 3: Contemporary approaches

        4. The archaeology of ritual - Evangelos Kyriakidis, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. 2007

          Book Further See: Marcus, J., Rethinking Ritual, pp. 43-76 and McCauley, R.N. & Lawson. E.T., Cognition, religious ritual, and archaeology, pp. 209-54

        5. The ancient mind: elements of cognitive archaeology - Colin Renfrew, Ezra B. W. Zubrow 1994

          Book Further See: The archaeology of religion

        6. The archaeology of ritual - Evangelos Kyriakidis, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. 2007

          Book Further See: Renfrew, C., The archaeology of ritual, of cult, of religion, pp. 109-122

        7. Becoming human: innovation in prehistoric material and spiritual culture - Colin Renfrew, Iain Morley 2009

          Book Further

        8. The archaeology of religion: cultures and their beliefs in worldwide context - Sharon R. Steadman c2009

          Book Further

        9. Belief in the past: theoretical approaches to the archaeology of religion - Kelley Hays-Gilpin, David S. Whitley c2008

          Book Further See: Cognition, Emotion, and Belief: First Steps in an Archaeology of Religion, pp. 85-103

      3. Cognitive Archaeology and Psychology 10 items
        1. Bringing ritual to mind: psychological foundations of cultural forms - Robert N. McCauley, E. Thomas Lawson 2002

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        2. The ancient mind: elements of cognitive archaeology - Colin Renfrew, Ezra B. W. Zubrow 1994

          Book Further

        3. Cognition and material culture: the archaeology of symbolic storage - Colin Renfrew, Christopher Scarre 1998

          Book Further

        4. Modes of religiosity: a cognitive theory of religious transmission - Harvey Whitehouse c2004

          Book Further

        5. Theorizing religions past: archaeology, history, and cognition - Harvey Whitehouse, Luther H. Martin c2004

          Book Further

      4. Food and Commensality 16 items
        1. Food in the ancient world - Joan P. Alcock 2006

          Book Further

        2. Food and gender: identity and power - Carole Counihan, Steven L. Kaplan 1998

          Book Further

        3. Feast: why humans share food - Martin Jones 2007

          Book Further

        4. The aesthetics of the Greek banquet: images of wine and ritual - François Lissarrague c1990

          Book Further

        5. Meals in a social context - I. Nielsen, H. S. Nielsen 1998

          Book Further

        6. Dining in a classical context - William J. Slater c1991

          Book Further

        7. Food and the status quest: an interdisciplinary perspective - Pauline Wilson Wiessner, Wulf Schiefenhövel

          Book Further

        8. Food in antiquity - John Wilkins, David Harvey, Michael J. Dobson 1995

          Book Further

      5. Festivals 6 items
        1. Ritual: perspectives and dimensions - Catherine M. Bell 1997

          Book Further

        2. The society of the spectacle - Guy Debord 1994

          Book Further

        3. The Erechtheion and the Panathenaic Procession - Henrik Gerding and Henrick Gerding 2006

          Article Further

        4. Festivals of the Athenians - H. W. Parke 1977

          Book Further

        5. The archaeology of the Olympics: the Olympics and other festivals in antiquity - Wendy J. Raschke c1988

          Book Further

      6. Representation and Cult 1 item
      7. Chronological and Regional Examples 53 items
        If you have time, read or skim one or two from each section to get a feel for how questions of cult, ritual, feasts and festivals are approached in different regional traditions and chronological periods, what evidence is available (archaeological, representational, and textual) and how it is used in interpretations.
        1. Ancient Near East 2 items
        2. Neolithic East Mediterranean and Near East 9 items
          1. The birth of the gods and the origins of agriculture - Jacques Cauvin 2000

            Book Further

          2. Archaeology of performance: theaters of power, community, and politics 2006

            Book Further See: Hodder, I. 2006. The spectacle of daily performance at Çatalhöyük, pp. 81-102

          3. Life in neolithic farming communities: social organization, identity, and differentiation - Ian Kuijt c2000

            Book Further See: Keeping the peace: ritual, skull caching and community integration in the Levantine Neolithic, pp. 137-164

          4. The Archaeology of society in the Holy Land - Thomas Evan Levy 1995

            Book Further See: Rollefson, G. Ritual and social structure at Neolithic ‘Ain Ghazal, pp. 165-190

          5. Life in neolithic farming communities: social organization, identity, and differentiation - Ian Kuijt c2000

            Book Further See: Voigt, M.M., 'Çatal Höyük in context. Ritual at early Neolithic sites in central and eastern Turkey'

        3. Anatolia 3 items
          1. Life and society in the Hittite world - Trevor Bryce 2002

            Book Further See: Chapters 8- 11, especially Chapter 11: Festivals and Rituals

          2. The Hittites and their world - Billie Jean Collins c2007

            Book Further See: Chapter 4: Religion

        4. Aegean 12 items
          1. Lament: studies in the ancient Mediterranean and beyond - Ann Suter 2008

            Book Further See: Burke, B., Mycenaean memory and Bronze Age lament, pp. 70-92

          2. Eikon: Aegean Bronze Age iconography : shaping a methodology : proceedings of the 4th International Aegean Conference/4e Rencontre egénne internationale, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 6-9 April 1992 - Robert Laffineur, Janice L. Crowley, International Aegean Conference 1992

            Book Further See: D’Agata, A., Late Minoan Crete and horns of consecration: a symbol in action, pp. 247-256

          3. Ritual in the Bronze Age Aegean: the Minoan Peak sanctuaries - Evangelos Kyriakidis 2005

            Book Further

          4. Minoan religion: ritual, image, and symbol - Nanno Marinatos c1993

            Book Further

          5. Minoan religion as ritual action - Peter Warren 1988

            Book Further

          6. Cretan cults and festivals - R. F. Willetts c1962

            Book Further

        5. Cyprus 3 items
          1. Mortuary ritual and society in Bronze Age Cyprus - Priscilla Schuster Keswani 2004

            Book Further

        6. Levant 8 items
          1. Ugaritic religion - André Caquot 1980

            Book Further

          2. The Archaeology of society in the Holy Land - Thomas Evan Levy 1995

            Book Further See: Cult, metallurgy and rank societies, pp. 226-243

          3. Archaeology, anthropology, and cult: the sanctuary at Gilat, Israel - Thomas Evan Levy 2006

            Book Further

          4. Archaeology and the religions of Canaan and Israel - Beth Alpert Nakhai c2001

            Book Further

          5. Ritual and cult at Ugarit - Dennis Pardee, Theodore J. Lewis, American Council of Learned Societies c2002 (electronic resource)

            Book Further

        7. Egypt 6 items
          1. The search for God in ancient Egypt - Jan Assmann 2001

            Book Further See: pp. 17-40

          2. The temple in ancient Egypt: new discoveries and recent research - Stephen Quirke, British Museum. Dept. of Egyptian Antiquities 1997

            Book Further See: Baines, J., Temples as symbols, guarantors, and participants in Egyptian civilization, pp. 216-241

          3. Archaeology of performance: theaters of power, community, and politics - Dawson Books 2006

            Book Further See: Baines, J., Public ceremonial performance in ancient Egypt: Exclusion and integration, pp. 261-302

          4. Religious ritual at Abydos (c.1300 BC) - A. Rosalie David 1973

            Book Further

        8. Mesopotamia 6 items
          1. Gods: an illustrated dictionary - Jeremy A. Black c1992

            Book Further

          2. Civilizations of the ancient Near East - Jack M. Sasson 1995

            Book Further See: Farber, W., Witchcraft, magic, and divination in ancient Mesopotamia, pp. 1895-1909.

          3. Divination as a science in ancient Mesopotamia - Ulla Jeyes 1991-1992

            Article Further The Library does not subscribe to this Journal

          4. Ritual and politics in ancient Mesopotamia - Barbara N. Porter 2005

            Book Further See: Reade, J., Religious ritual in Assyrian sculpture, pp. 33-62

          5. Inside ancient kitchens: new directions in the study of daily meals and feasts - Elizabeth Klarich c2010

            Book Further See: Ur, J. A., and C. Colantoni., "The Cycle of Production, Preparation, and Consumption in a Northern Mesopotamian City

          6. Civilizations of the ancient Near East - Jack M. Sasson 1995

            Book Further See: Wiggerman, F. A. M. Theologies, priests, and worship in ancient Mesopotamia, pp. 1857-1870.

        9. Achaemenid Persia 3 items
          1. Forgotten empire: the world of ancient Persia - John Curtis, Nigel Tallis 2005

            Book Further See: Simpson, St J. The Royal Table, pp. 104-131.

          2. Forgotten empire: the world of ancient Persia - John Curtis, Nigel Tallis 2005

            Book Further See: Razmjou, S. Religion and burial customs, pp. 150-180.

        10. Classical Greece 1 item
          1. Rethinking the Mediterranean - William V. Harris, Columbia University. Center for the Ancient Mediterranean 2005

            Book Further See: Chaniotis, A. Ritual dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean: case studies from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor, pp. 141-166.

  3. 2. The Materiality of Ritual and Commensality 42 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. The archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory 2005

        Book Essential See: Blake, E. The material expression of cult, ritual and feasting, pp. 102-129.

    2. Discussion 1 item
        • Why are material objects important in ritual practice?
        • Is there such a thing as ritual material culture, or is all material culture potentially ritual?
        • How and why are objects and/or practices transferred from one socio-cultural context to another?

    3. Further Reading 38 items
      1. Archaeological Dialogues 2007

        Journal Further See: Discussion by Ingold, Tilley and Knappett.

      2. Cult in context: reconsidering ritual in archaeology - David A. Barrowclough, Caroline Malone c2007

        Book Further

      3. The archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory 2005

        Book Further See: The material expression of cult, ritual and feasting, pp. 102-129.

      4. Cult in context: reconsidering ritual in archaeology - David A. Barrowclough, Caroline Malone c2007

        Book Further See: Briault, R. The ultimate redundancy package: routine, structure, and the archaeology of ritual transmission, pp. 291-294.

      5. How societies remember - Paul Connerton 1989

        Book Further

      6. Eikon: Aegean Bronze Age iconography : shaping a methodology : proceedings of the 4th International Aegean Conference/4e Rencontre egénne internationale, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 6-9 April 1992 - Robert Laffineur, Janice L. Crowley, International Aegean Conference 1992

        Book Further See: D'Agata, A.-L. Late Minoan Crete and horns of consecration: a symbol in action, pp. 247-256.

      7. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research c2004

        Book Further See: DeMarrais, E. The materialization of culture, pp. 11-22.

      8. Ideology, Materialization, and Power Strategies - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Luis Jaime Castillo, Timothy Earle 1996

        Article Further

      9. Art and agency: an anthropological theory - Alfred Gell c1998

        Book Further See especially: pp. 1-27.

      10. Çatalhöyük: the leopards tale : revealing the mysteries of Turkey's ancient 'town' - Ian Hodder 2006

        Book Further See: Materiality, 'art' and agency, pp. 185-216.

      11. Belief in the past: theoretical approaches to the archaeology of religion - Kelley Hays-Gilpin, David S. Whitley c2008

        Book Further See: Lewis-Williams, J. D. Religion and archaeology: an analytical, materialist account, pp. 23-42.

      12. Archaeologies of memory - Ruth Van Dyke, Susan E. Alcock 2003

        Book Further See: Meskell, L. Memory's materiality: ancestral presence, commemorative practice and disjunctive locales.

      13. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research c2004

        Book Further See: Meskell, L. Divine things, pp. 249-259.

      14. Archaeologies of materiality - Lynn Meskell 2005

        Book Further See: Introduction: Object Orientations, pp. 1-17.

      15. Materiality - Daniel Miller 2005

        Book Further See: Materiality: an introduction, pp. 1-50.

      16. Ritual and religion in the making of humanity - Roy A. Rappaport c1999

        Book Further See: Chapter 5: Word and act, form and substance.

      17. Cognition and material culture: the archaeology of symbolic storage - Colin Renfrew, Christopher Scarre 1998

        Book Further See: Renfrew, C. Mind and matter: cognitive archaeology and external symbolic storage, pp. 1-6.

      18. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research c2004

        Book Further See: Rowlands, M. The materiality of sacred power.

      19. Handbook of material culture - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2006

        Book Further

      20. Ancient goddesses: the myths and the evidence - Lucy Goodison, Christine Morris c1998

        Book Further See: Tringham, R. and Margaret, C. Rethinking figurines: a critical analysis of archaeology, feminism and popular culture.

      21. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research c2004

        Book Further See: Wengrow, D. Violence into order: materiality and sacred power in ancient Iraq, pp. 267-272.

      22. Idols of the king: royal images as the recipients of ritual action in ancient Mesopotamia - I. J. Winter 1992

        Article Further Article is not part of library subscription.

  4. 3. Practice and Performance 33 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Leaving no stones unturned: essays on the ancient Near East and Egypt in honor of Donald P. Hansen - Donald P. Hansen 2002

        Book Essential See: Bahrani, Z. Performativity and the image: narrative, representation and the Uruk vase, pp. 15-22.

      2. Archaeology of performance: theaters of power, community, and politics 2006

        Book Essential See: Hodder, I. The spectacle of daily performance at Catalhoyuk, pp. 81-102.

    2. Further Reading 30 items
      1. Ethnographies of Rituals, Feasts and Festivals 17 items
        1. Ritual and knowledge among the Baktaman of New Guinea - Fredrik Barth 1975

          Book Further

        2. Ritual: perspectives and dimensions - Catherine M. Bell 1997

          Book Further

        3. Prey into hunter: the politics of religious experience - Maurice Bloch 1992

          Book Further

        4. Signaling Theory, Strategic Interaction, and Symbolic Capital - Rebecca Bliege Bird, Eric Alden Smith 04/2005

          Article Further

        5. Rituals of royalty: power and ceremonial in traditional societies - David Cannadine, S. R. F. Price 1987

          Book Further See: Bloch, M. The ritual and royal bath in Madagascar: the dissolution of death, birth and fertility into authority, pp. 271-297.

        6. Ritual and memory: toward a comparative anthropology of religion - Harvey Whitehouse, James Laidlaw c2004

          Book Further See: Bloch, M. Ritual and deference, pp. 65-78.

        7. Natural symbols: explorations in cosmology - Mary Douglas 1970

          Book Further

        8. The elementary forms of religious life - Émile Durkheim, Carol Cosman, Mark Sydney Cladis 2008

          Book Further Previous edition, 1995, in stock at Theology A95 DURKH.

        9. Nuer religion - Edward Evans-Pritchard 1956

          Book Further

        10. Archaeological theory: who sets the agenda? - Norman Yoffee, Andrew Sherratt 1993

          Book Further See: Hays, K. A. When is a symbol archaeologically meaningful? meaning, function, and prehistoric visual arts, pp. 81-92.

      2. Textual Sources 13 items
        1. Capital cities: Urban planning and spiritual dimensions - Westenholz Joan G. 1998

          Book Further See: Hawkins, J. D. Hattusa: home to the thousand gods of Hatti.

        2. When rituals go wrong: mistakes, failure and the dynamics of ritual - Ute Hüsken 2007

          Book Further

        3. Anatolian studies presented to Hans Gustav Güterbock on the occasion of his 65th birthday - Kurt Bittel, Erica Reiner, Ph. H. J. Houwink ten Cate 1974

          Book Further See: Mellink, M. J. Hittite friezes and gate sculptures, pp. 201-214.

        4. Ritual and cult at Ugarit - Dennis Pardee, Theodore J. Lewis, American Council of Learned Societies c2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        5. Economy and politics in the Mycenaean palace states: proceedings of a conference held on 1-3 July 1999 in the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge - Sofia Voutsaki, John T. Killen 2001

          Book Further See: Whitelaw, T. Reading between the tablets: assessing Mycenaea palatial involvement in ceramic production and consumption, pp. 51-79.

  5. 4. Ritual Spaces 1: Sacred Landscapes 44 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Ritual, performance, and politics in the ancient Near East - Lauren Ristvet, Askews & Holts Library Services 2015

        Book Essential See: Chapter 2: Movement,

    2. Discussion 1 item
      1. ·         What are landscapes?

        ·         What makes a landscape ritual?

        ·         Who produces ritual landscapes?

        ·         How do ritual practice in the landscape relate to state ideologies and the exertion of power?

    3. Further Reading 41 items
      1. Theory and Method 12 items
        1. An archaeology of natural places - Richard Bradley c2000

          Book Further

        2. Textures of place: exploring humanist geographies - Paul C. Adams, Steven D. Hoelscher, Karen E. Till c2001

          Book Further See: Casey, E. Body, self and landscape: geophilosophical inquiry into the place-world, pp. 403-425.

        3. Social formation and symbolic landscape - Denis E. Cosgrove c1998

          Book Further

        4. The Foucault reader - Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow 1991, c1984

          Book Further See: Foucault, M. Space, knowledge, power, pp. 239-256.

        5. Archaeologies of landscape: contemporary perspectives - Wendy Ashmore, Arthur Bernard Knapp 1999

          Book Further See: Knapp, B. and Ashmore, W. Archaeological landscapes: constructed, conceptualized, ideational, pp. 1-32.

        6. To take place: toward theory in ritual - Jonathan Z. Smith 1987

          Book Further

        7. Archaeologies of landscape: contemporary perspectives - Wendy Ashmore, Arthur Bernard Knapp 1999

          Book Further See: Tilley, C. A phenomenology of landscape, pp. 83-100.

        8. The materiality of stone: explorations in landscape phenomenology, Vol. 1 - Christopher Y. Tilley, Wayne Bennett 2004

          Book Further See: Tilley, C. and Bennett, W. From body to place to landscape: a phenomenological perspective, pp. 1-32.

        9. The archaeology and anthropology of landscape: shaping your landscape - Peter J. Ucko, Robert Layton, World Archaeological Congress 1999

          Book Further

        10. Archaeological landscapes of the Near East - T. J. Wilkinson 2003

          Book Further

      2. Case Studies 29 items
        1. Graecia capta: the landscapes of Roman Greece - Susan E. Alcock 1993

          Book Further See: Chapter 5: The sacred landscape.

        2. Representations of political power: case histories from times of change and dissolving order in the ancient Near East - Marlies Heinz, Marian H. Feldman 2007

          Book Further See: Bonatz, D. The divine image of the king: religious representation of political power in the Hittite empire.

        3. Rethinking the Mediterranean - William V. Harris, Columbia University. Center for the Ancient Mediterranean 2005

          Book Further See: Chaniotis, A. Ritual dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean: case studies from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor, pp. 141-166.

        4. Labyrinth revisited: rethinking 'Minoan' archaeology - Yannis Hamilakis 2002

          Book Further See: Day, P. M. and Wilson, D. E. Landscapes of memory, craft and power in Prepalatial and Propalatial Knossos, pp. 143-166.

        5. Cults, territory, and the origins of the Greek city-state - François de Polignac 1995

          Book Further

        6. Placing the gods: sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece - Susan E. Alcock, Robin Osborne c1994

          Book Further See: de Polignac, F. Mediation, competition and sovereignty: the evolution of rural sanctuaries in Geometric Greece, pp. 3-18.

        7. Archaeologies of landscape: contemporary perspectives - Wendy Ashmore, Arthur Bernard Knapp 1999

          Book Further See: Knapp, A. B. Ideational and industrial landscape on prehistoric Cyprus, pp. 299-252.

        8. The development of the Cypriot economy: from the prehistoric period to the present day - Vassos Karagiōrgēs, Demetrios Michaelides, Panepistēmio Kypru 1996

          Book Further See: Knapp, A. B. The Bronze Age economy of Cyprus: ritual, ideology, and the sacred landscape, pp. 71-106.

        9. Settlement and society: essays dedicated to Robert McCormick Adams - Elizabeth Caecilia Stone, Robert McCormick Adams, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA., University of Chicago. Oriental Institute 2007

          Book Further See: Kouchouros, N. and Wilkinson, T. Landscape and archaeology in Mesopotamia: past, present and future, pp. 1-18.

        10. Public space in nature: the case of Neo-Assyrian rock reliefs - F. J. Kreppner 2002

          Article Further Not in Library stock.

        11. Neo-Assyrian geography - Mario Liverani, Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza." Dipartimento di scienze storiche, archeologiche ed antropologiche dell'antichità 1995

          Book Further See: Marcus, M. I. Geography as visual ideology: landscape, knowledge, and power in Neo-Assyrian art, pp. 193-202.

        12. Rewriting landscape: Incorporating sacred landscapes into cultural traditions - César Parcero Oubiña, Felipe Criado Boado, Manuel Santos Estévez 06/1998

          Article Further

        13. The function of the Minoan palaces: proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute in Athens, 10-16 June, 1984 - Robin Hägg, Nanno Marinatos, Svenska Institutet i Athen. International Symposium 1987

          Book Further See: Peatfield, A. A. D. Palace and peak: the political and religious relationship between palaces and peak sanctuaries, pp. 89-93.

        14. Placing the gods: sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece - Susan E. Alcock, Robin Osborne c1994

          Book Further See: Peatfield, A. A. D. After the 'big bang' - what? Or Minoan symbols and shrines beyond palatial collapse, pp. 19-36.

        15. Archaeologies of landscape: contemporary perspectives - Wendy Ashmore, Arthur Bernard Knapp 1999

          Book Further See: Richards, J. E. Conceptual landscapes in the Egyptian Nile valley, pp. 83-100.

        16. Ritual, performance, and politics in the ancient Near East - Lauren Ristvet, Askews & Holts Library Services 2015

          Book Further See especially: Chapter 2, Movement.

        17. Ancient Near Eastern art in context: studies in honor of Irene J. Winter by her students - Irene Winter, Marian H. Feldman, Jack Cheng 2007

          Book Further See: Shafer, A. T. Assyrian royal monuments on the periphery. Ritual and the making of imperial space, pp. 133-159.

        18. The political landscape: constellations of authority in early complex polities - Adam T. Smith, American Council of Learned Societies c2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        19. The garden as a political statement: some case studies from the Near East in the First Millennium BC - D Stronach

          Chapter Further Available online. Article is also available in the Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 4 (1990)

        20. Archaeologies of landscape: contemporary perspectives - Wendy Ashmore, Arthur Bernard Knapp 1999

          Book Further See: van Dommelen, P. Exploring everyday places and cosmologies, pp. 277-285.

        21. The ancient Mesopotamian city - Marc Van de Mieroop 1997

          Book Further See: Chapter 10, City and country concept - cities as centres of religion and learning.

  6. 5. Ritual Spaces 2: The Settlement Context 80 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. The production of space - Henri Lefebvre c1991

        Book Essential See: Spatial architectonics, pp. 167-228, available online.

    2. Further Reading 77 items
      1. Theory and Method 7 items
        1. The city of collective memory: its historical imagery and architectural entertainments - M. Christine Boyer c1994

          Book Further See: City images and representational forms, pp. 31-70.

        2. The production of space - Henri Lefebvre c1991

          Book Further See: Spatial architectonics, pp. 167-228, available online.

        3. Architecture and order: approaches to social space - Michael Parker Pearson, Colin C. Richards 1994

          Book Further

        4. Domestic architecture and the use of space: an interdisciplinary cross-cultural study - Susan Kent 1990

          Book Further See: Rapoport, A. Systems of activities and systems of settings, pp. 9-20.

        5. The pivot of the four quarters: a preliminary enquiry into the origins and character of the ancient Chinese city - Paul Wheatley 1971

          Book Further See: The nature of the ceremonial centre, pp. 225-243.

      2. Case Studies (including some text-based examples) 56 items
        1. Household and family religion in antiquity - John P. Bodel, Saul M. Olyan 2008

          Book Further

        2. Ritual and domestic life in prehistoric Europe - Richard Bradley 2005

          Book Further

        3. Near Eastern archaeology: a reader - Suzanne Richard 2003

          Book Further See: Dever, W. G. Religion and cult in the Levant: the archaeological data, pp. 383-391.

        4. Town, palace, and house cult in Minoan Crete - Geraldine Cornelia Gesell 1985

          Book Further

        5. The function of the Minoan palaces: proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute in Athens, 10-16 June, 1984 - Robin Hägg, Nanno Marinatos, Svenska Institutet i Athen. International Symposium 1987

          Book Further See: Gesell, G. C. The Minoan palace and public cult, pp. 123-127.

        6. The function of the Minoan palaces: proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute in Athens, 10-16 June, 1984 - Robin Hägg, Nanno Marinatos, Svenska Institutet i Athen. International Symposium 1987

          Book Further See: Hallager, E. A 'Harvest festival room' in the Minoan palaces? An architectural study of the pillar crypt area at Knossos, pp. 169-177.

        7. Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East - Ömür Harmanşah, Askews & Holts Library Services 2013

          Book Further

        8. Capital cities: Urban planning and spiritual dimensions - Westenholz Joan G. 1998

          Book Further See: Hawkins, J. D. Hattusa: home to the thousand gods of Hatti.

        9. Archaeology of performance: theaters of power, community, and politics 2006

          Book Further See: Hodder, I. The spectacle of daily performance at Catalhoyuk, pp. 81-102.

        10. Architecture and order: approaches to social space - Michael Parker Pearson, Colin C. Richards 1994

          Book Further Hodder, I. Architecture and meaning: the example of Neolithic houses and tombs, pp. 67-78.

        11. Economy and politics in the Mycenaean palace states: proceedings of a conference held on 1-3 July 1999 in the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge - Sofia Voutsaki, John T. Killen 2001

          Book Further See: Knappett, C. Overseen or overlooked? Ceramic production in aMycenaean palatial system, pp. 80-95.

        12. The ancient city: new perspectives on urbanism in the old and new world - Joyce Marcus, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences 2008

          Book Further

        13. Anatolian studies presented to Hans Gustav Güterbock on the occasion of his 65th birthday - Kurt Bittel, Erica Reiner, Ph. H. J. Houwink ten Cate 1974

          Book Further See: Mellink, M. J. Hittite friezes and gate sculptures, pp. 201-214.

        14. The world of the Phoenicians - Sabatino Moscati 1968

          Book Further

        15. Ritual and cult at Ugarit - Dennis Pardee, Theodore J. Lewis, American Council of Learned Societies c2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        16. Archaeologies of memory - Ruth Van Dyke, Susan E. Alcock 2003

          Book Further See: Prent, M. Glories of the past in the past. Ritual activities at palatial ruins in early Iron Age Crete, pp. 81-103.

        17. Aegean art and architecture - Donald Preziosi, Louise Hitchcock 1999

          Book Further

        18. The political landscape: constellations of authority in early complex polities - Adam T. Smith, American Council of Learned Societies c2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        19. Settlement and society: essays dedicated to Robert McCormick Adams - Elizabeth Caecilia Stone, Robert McCormick Adams, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA., University of Chicago. Oriental Institute 2007

          Book Further See: Stone, E. C. The Mesopotamian urban experience, pp. 213-234.

        20. The ancient Mesopotamian city - Marc Van de Mieroop 1997

          Book Further See: Chapter 10, Cities as centres of religion and learning.

        21. Reading Babylon - Marc van de Mieroop 2003

          Article Further

        22. Economy and politics in the Mycenaean palace states: proceedings of a conference held on 1-3 July 1999 in the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge - Sofia Voutsaki, John T. Killen 2001

          Book Further See: Whitelaw, T. Reading between the tablets: assessing Mycenaean palatial involvement in ceramic production and consumption, pp. 51-79.

        23. Mesopotamian Gardens - D. J. Wiseman 1983

          Article Further

        24. Placing the gods: sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece - Susan E. Alcock, Robin Osborne c1994

          Book Further See: Wright, J. C. The spatial configuration of belief: the archaeology of Mycenaean religion, pp. 37-78.

      3. Gardens 11 items
        1. Grapevines in Ashurbanipal's Garden - Pauline Albenda 1974

          Article Further

        2. An archaeology of natural places - Richard Bradley c2000

          Book Further

        3. The Hanging Gardens of Nineveh - Karen Polinger Foster 2004

          Article Further

        4. Sex and gender in the ancient Near East: proceedings of the 47th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Helsinki, July 2-6, 2001 - Simo Parpola, Robert M. Whiting, Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Suomen Tiedeseura 2002

          Book Further See: Novak, M. The artificial paradise: programme and ideology of rolyal gardens.

        5. The Aegean Garden - Maria C. Shaw 1993

          Article Further

        6. Mesopotamian Gardens - D. J. Wiseman 1983

          Article Further

      4. Urban and Rural Dichotomies – The Ideological Significance of City Gates 3 items
        1. Die orientalische Stadt: Kontinuität, Wandel, Bruch ; 1. Internationales Colloquium der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, 9.-10. Mai 1996 in Halle/Saale - Gernot Wilhelm, Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft. Internationales Colloquium 1997

          Book Further See: Mazzoni, S. The gate and city: change and continuity in Syro-Hittite urban ideology, pp. 307-338.

        2. Anatolia and the ancient Near East: Studies in honor of Tahsin Özgüç 1989

          Book Further See: Ussishkin, D. The erection of royal monuments in the city-gates, pp. 485-496.

  7. 6. Rituals of Power, Rituals of Community 51 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Feasts: archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power 2001

        Book Essential See: Dietler, M. Theorizing the feast: rituals of consumption, commensal politics, and power in African contexts, pp. 115-143.

      2. Rituals, politics, and power - David I. Kertzer c1988

        Book Essential See: Chapter 5, The ritual construction of political reality. Available online.

      3. The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires - Tamara L. Bray c2003

        Book Essential See: Smith, S. T. Pharaos, feasts and foreigners. Coooking, foodways, and agency on ancient Egypt's south frontier, pp. 39-64. Available online.

    2. Discussion 1 item
        • How is ritual used to reinforce political power or dominant ideologies?
        • How can ritual challenge or help negotiate existing social relationships?

         

    3. Further reading 47 items
      1. Theory and Method 13 items
        1. Social performance: symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast 2006

          Book Further See especially: pp.29-90.

        2. Ritual, history and power: selected papers in anthropology - Maurice Bloch 1989

          Book Further

        3. The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires - Tamara L. Bray c2003

          Book Further See: Bray, T. L. The commensual politics of early states and empires, pp. 1-13.

        4. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research c2004

          Book Further See: Demarrais, E. The materialization of culture, pp. 11-22.

        5. Ideology, Materialization, and Power Strategies - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Luis Jaime Castillo, Timothy Earle 1996

          Article Further

        6. Les princes de la protohistoire et l'émergence de l'état: actes de la table ronde internationale organisé par le Centre Jean Bérard et l'École française de Rome, Naples, 27-29 octobre 1994 - Pascal Ruby, Centre Jean Bérard, École française de Rome 1999

          Book Further See: Dietler, M. Rituals of commensality and the politics of state formation in the 'princely' societies of early Iron Age Europe, pp. 135-152.

        7. Feasts: archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power 2001

          Book Further See: Hayden, B. Fabulous feasts: a prolegomenon to the importance of feasting, pp. 23-65.

        8. Rituals, politics, and power - David I. Kertzer c1988

          Book Further See: Chapter 6, Rite makes might: Struggle for power through ritual.

        9. Ideology, power and prehistory - Daniel Miller, Christopher Y. Tilley, Theoretical Archaeology Group (England). Conference 1984

          Book Further See: Ideology, power and prehistory: an introduction, pp. 1-15.

        10. Elite cultures: anthropological perspectives - Cris Shore, Stephen Nugent 2002

          Book Further See: Introduction: towards and anthropology of elites.

      2. Case Studies 28 items
        1. Leaving no stones unturned: essays on the ancient Near East and Egypt in honor of Donald P. Hansen - Donald P. Hansen 2002

          Book Further See: Bahrani, Z. Performativity and the image: narrative, representation and the Uruk vase, pp. 15-22.

        2. Food, cuisine and society in prehistoric Greece - Paul Halstead, John Barrett c2004

          Book Further See: Borgna, E. Social meaning of food and drink consumption in LMII Phaistos.

        3. The birth of the gods and the origins of agriculture - Jacques Cauvin 2000

          Book Further Review in Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001, pp. 105-121. Available via http://encore.lib.gla.ac.uk/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2197019

        4. The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires - Tamara L. Bray c2003

          Book Further See: Dietler, M. Clearing the table: some concluding reflections on commensual politics and imperial states, pp. 271-282.

        5. Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture - Yosef Garfinkel 2014

          Book Further

        6. The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires - Tamara L. Bray c2003

          Book Further See: Gero, J. M. Feasting and the practice of stately manners, pp. 285-288.

        7. Last hunters-first farmers: new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture - T. Douglas Price, Anne Birgitte Gebauer, School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.) c1995

          Book Further See: Hayden, B. A new overview of domestication.

        8. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research c2004

          Book Further See: Helms, M. Tangible materiality and cosmological others in the development of sedentism, pp. 117-127.

        9. The Archaeology of society in the Holy Land - Thomas Evan Levy 1995

          Book Further See: Levy, T. E. Cult, metallurgy and rank societies - Chalcolithic period (ca. 4500-3500 BC), pp. 226-244.

        10. Ancient Mesopotamia: the eden that never was - Susan Pollock 1999

          Book Further See: Chapter 8, Death and the ideology of community.

        11. Ancient Turkey - A. G. Sagona, Paul E. Zimansky 2009

          Book Further See: Chapters 3-5.

        12. Feasts: archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power 2001

          Book Further See: Schmandt-Besserat, D. Feasting in the ancient Near East, pp. 391-403.

        13. Aegean archaeology - Bogdan Rutkowski 1994-

          Book Further See: Schoep, I. Ritual, politics and script on Minoan Crete, pp. 7-25.

        14. Priests and officials in the Ancient Near East: papers of the second Colloquium on the Ancient Near East--the City and its Life, held at the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan (Mitaka, Tokyo), March 22-24, 1996 - Kazuko Watanabe, Colloquium on the Ancient Near East--the City and its Life, Chūkinto Bunka Sentā (Japan) 1999

          Book Further See: Steinkellner, P. On rulers, priests and sacred marriage: tracing the evolution of Early Sumerian kingship, pp. 103-137.

        15. Life in neolithic farming communities: social organization, identity, and differentiation - Ian Kuijt c2000

          Book Further See: Voigt, M. M. Catal Hoyuk in context, pp. 253-293.

      3. Gender, Ritual and Power 6 items
        1. Gender & power in rural Greece - Jill Dubisch, American Council of Learned Societies c1986 (electronic resource)

          Book Further See: Dubisch, J. Culture enters through the kitchen: women, food, and social boundaries in rural Greece, pp. 195-214.

        2. Belief in the past: theoretical approaches to the archaeology of religion - Kelley Hays-Gilpin, David S. Whitley c2008

          Book Further See: Hays-Gilpin, K. Archaeology and women's ritual business, pp. 247-258.

        3. Gender, drink, and drugs - Maryon McDonald 1994

          Book Further

  8. 7. Ritual, Violence and the Individual 86 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Techniques of the body - Marcel Mauss 02/1973

        Article Essential

    2. Discussion 1 item
      1. ·         What are theaters of cruelty? What purpose do they serve?

        ·         How do they make use of the human body?

        ·         Can we reconstruct individual experience of ritual using the archaeological record?

        ·         What are the functions of figurines? How can we determine them?

    3. Further Reading 82 items
      1. Theory and Method 22 items
        1. Homo sacer: sovereign power and bare life - Giorgio Agamben 1998

          Book Further See: Introduction, Part I, Chapter 1, Part 2, Chapters 1-3 - read at least parts.

        2. Prey into hunter: the politics of religious experience - Maurice Bloch 1992

          Book Further

        3. Ritual and memory: toward a comparative anthropology of religion - Harvey Whitehouse, James Laidlaw c2004

          Book Further See: Bloch, M. Ritual and deference, pp. 65-78.

        4. Past bodies: body-centered research in archaeology - Dušan Borić, John Robb c2008

          Book Further See: Boric, D. and Robb, J. Body theory in archaeology, pp. 1-7.

        5. Violent origins: Walter Burkert, René Girard, and Jonathan Z. Smith on ritual killing and cultural formation - Walter Burkert, René Girard, Jonathan Z. Smith, Renato Rosaldo 1987

          Book Further See: Burkert, W. The problem of ritual killing, pp. 149-176.

        6. Security, territory, population: lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-1978 - Michel Foucault, Michel Senellart 2007

          Book Further See: General perspective of the lectures: the study of bio-power..., pp. 1-28.

        7. Violence and the sacred - René Girard, Patrick Gregory 2005

          Book Further

        8. A companion to social archaeology - Lynn Meskell, Robert W. Preucel 2004

          Book Further See: Girard, R. Embodied subjectivity: gender, femininity, masculinity, sexuality, pp. 82-95.

        9. Sacrifice: its nature and functions - Henri Hubert 1964

          Book Further

        10. Archaeology of the Body - Rosemary A. Joyce 10/2005

          Article Further

        11. Contentious traditions: the debate on Sati in colonial India - 1956- Mani, Lata, American Council of Learned Societies c1998 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

        12. Rites and symbols of initiation: the mysteries of birth and rebirth - Mircea Eliade c1994

          Book Further

        13. The body as material culture: a theoretical osteoarchaeology - Joanna R. Sofaer 2006

          Book Further

        14. The Blackwell companion to social theory - Bryan S. Turner 2000

          Book Further See: Turner, B. S. An outline of a general sociology of the body, pp. 481-502.

        15. The rites of passage - Arnold van Gennep, Monika B. Vizedom, Solon Toothaker Kimball, Gabrielle L. Caffee 2010

          Book Further

      2. Case Studies 9 items
        1. Ritual and cult at Ugarit - Dennis Pardee c2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Further

      3. The Body, Gender and Figurines 14 items
        1. Gender and the body in the ancient Mediterranean - Maria Wyke 1998

          Book Further See: Asher-Greve, J. M. 'The essential body: Mesopotamian conceptions of the gendered body', pp. 8-37.

        2. Past bodies: body-centered research in archaeology c2008

          Book Further See: Bailey, D. W. 'The Corporeal politics of being in the Neolithic', pp. 9-19.

        3. Women of Babylon: gender and representation in Mesopotamia - Zainab Bahrani 2001

          Book Further See: Bahrani, Z. 'Metaphorics of the body: nudity, the goddess and the gaze', pp. 40-69.

        4. Reader in archaeological theory: post-processual and cognitive approaches 1998

          Book Further See: Knapp, A. B. 'Boys will be Boys: Masculinist Approaches to a Gendered Archaeology', pp. 241-56.

        5. Changing bodies, changing meanings: studies on the human body in antiquity 1998

          Book Further See: Meskell, L.M. 'The irresistible body and the seduction of archaeology', pp. 139-61.

        6. Figured Lifeworlds and Depositional Practices at Çatalhöyük - Lynn Meskell, Carolyn Nakamura, Rachel King, Shahina Farid 2008-6

          Article Further

        7. Reading the body: representations and remains in the archaeolgical record c2000

          Book Further See: Pollock, S. and Reinhard, B. 'And they said, let us make gods in our image: gendered ideologies in ancient Mesopotamia', pp. 150-64.

        8. The body in culture, technology and society - Chris Shilling 2005

          Book Further

        9. The body as material culture: a theoretical osteoarchaeology - Joanna R. Sofaer 2006

          Book Further See: 'Body as an Archaeological Resource'. pp. 12-30.

        10. Sexuality in ancient art: Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Italy 1996

          Book Further See: Winter, I. J. 'Sex, rhetoric and the public monument: the alluring body of Naram-Sin of Agade', pp. 11-26.

      4. Sacrifice and Ritual Killing 16 items
        1. Ancient Egyptian kingship 1995

          Book Further See: Baines, J. 'Origins of Egyptian kingship', pp. 95-156.

        2. Le vanneau et le couteau. Un rituel monarchique sacrificiel dans l’Égypte de la Ie dynastie - Baud, M. and Etienne, M.

          Article Further The Library does not subscribe to this issue.

        3. Ritual and sacrifice in the ancient Near East 1993

          Book Further See: Bergquist, B. 'Bronze Age sacrificial koine in the Eastern Mediterranean? A study of animal sacrifice in the ancient Near East’, pp. 11-44.

        4. Sources for Ugaritic ritual and sacrifice - David M. Clemens c2001-

          Book Further

        5. The Puppy in Hittite Ritual - Billie Jean Collins 1990

          Article Further

        6. The cuisine of sacrifice among the Greeks - Marcel Detienne, Jean-Pierre Vernant c1989

          Book Further

        7. Pigs for the Dogs: Burnt animal sacrifices... - YANNIS HAMILAKIS, ELENI KONSOLAKI 05/2004

          Article Further

        8. Human sacrifice in ancient Greece - Dennis D. Hughes 1991

          Book Further

        9. Klados: essays in honour of J.N. Coldstream - Christine Morris, J. N. Coldstream, University of London. Institute of Classical Studies 1995

          Book Further See: Peatfield, A.A.D. 'Water, fertility, and purification in Minoan religion', pp.217-227.

        10. Time, tradition and society in Greek archaeology: bridging the 'great divide' - Nigel Spencer, Theoretical Archaeology Group (England) c1995

          Book Further See: Steel, L. "Challenging preconceptions of Oriental ‘barbarity’ and Greek ‘humanity’: human sacrifice in the ancient world’", pp.18-27.

        11. The archaeology of early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC - D. Wengrow 2006

          Book Further See: Theatres of Sacrifice: Dynastic constructions of Death (Chapter 10), pp. 218-58.

        12. Art's agency and art history - Robin Osborne, Jeremy Tanner 2007

          Book Further See: Wengrow, D. 'Enchantment and sacrifice in early Egypt', pp. 28-41.

      5. Sacrificial Dedication and Deposition 6 items
        1. Ritual and sacrifice in the ancient Near East 1993

          Book Further See: Lambert, W.G., "Donations of food and drink to the gods in ancient Mesopotamia", pp. 191-203 and Leichty, E., "Ritual, “sacrifice”, and divination in Mesopotamia. In J. Quaegebeur (ed.) Ritual and Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East", pp. 237-42.

      6. The Royal Tombs at Early Dynastic Ur 5 items
        1. Fluchtpunkt Uruk: archäologische Einheit aus methodischer Vielfalt : Schriften für Hans Jörg Nissen - Hans Jörg Nissen, Hartmut Kühne, Reinhard Bernbeck, Karin Bartl 1999

          Book Further See: Winter, I.J., "Reading ritual in the archaeological record: deposition pattern and function of two artifact types from the Royal Cemetery of Ur’", pp. 229-56.

      7. Divination 4 items
        1. Queries to the Sungod: divination and politics in Sargonid Assyria - Ivan Starr, Jussi Aro, Simo Parpola 1990

          Book Further

        2. Biblical and oriental essays in memory of William L. Moran - William L. Moran, Agustinus Gianto 2005

          Book Further See: Steinkeller, P. "Of stars and men: the conceptual and mythological setup of Babylonian extispicy", pp. 11-47.

        3. All those nations--: cultural encounters within and with the Near East : studies presented to Hans Drijvers at the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday by colleagues and students - H. J. W. Drijvers, H. L. J. Vanstiphout, Wout Jac. van Bekkum, G. J. H. van Gelder 1999

          Book Further See: Veldhuis, N. "Reading the signs", pp. 161-74.

      8. Medicine and Healing 5 items
        1. Mesopotamian magic: textual, historical, and interpretative perspectives - I. Tzvi Abusch, K. van der Toorn 1999

          Book Further

        2. Civilizations of the ancient Near East - Jack M. Sasson 1995

          Book Further See: Biggs, R.D., "Medicine, surgery, and public health in ancient Mesopotamia", pp. 1911-24.

        3. Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine - H. F. J. Horstmanshoff, Marten Stol, C. R. van Tilburg 2004

          Book Further See: pp. 97-116.

      9. Websites 1 item
  9. 8. Moving objects, moving gods? 47 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Archaic state interaction: the Eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze Age - William A. Parkinson, Michael L. Galaty 2009

        Book Essential See: Wengrow, D., 'The Voyages of Europa. Ritual and Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean circa 2300–1850 BC', pp. 141-160. Available online.

    2. Discussion 1 item
      1. ·         How do ritual objects move between cultural spheres?

        ·         When ritual objects move, do practices and ideas move with them?

        ·         How might ritual objects be re-interpreted in new cultural contexts and why?

    3. Further Reading 44 items
      1. Theory and Method 12 items
        1. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai, American Council of Learned Societies, Ethnohistory Workshop, Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Further See: Appadurai, A., 'Intriduction: Commodities and the Politics of Value', pp. 3-63.

        2. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai, American Council of Learned Societies, Ethnohistory Workshop, Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Further See: Kopytoff, I., 'The Cultural Biography of Things: Commoditization', pp. 64-94.

        3. The Sacred Pipe: The Historical Context of Contemporary Pan-Indian Religion - Jordan D. Paper 1988

          Article Further Rituals of inter-cultural contact.

      2. Case Studies 32 items
        1. Minoanisation - C. Broodbank 2004

          Article Further

        2. Aspects of empire in Achaemenid Sardis - Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre 2002

          Book Further See: Especially pp. 59-69 and Chapters 6 and 8.

        3. Minoan conical cups: form, function and significance - Carole Gillis 1990

          Book Further

        4. Religions of the ancient world: a guide - Sarah Iles Johnston 2004

          Book Further See: Graf, F., 'What is Ancient Mediterranean Religion?', pp. 3-16.

        5. Dais: the Aegean feast ; proceedings of the 12th International Aegean Conference / 12e Rencontre égéenne internationale, University of Melbourne, Centre for Classics and Archaeology, 25-29 March 2008 - Louise Hitchcock, Robert Laffineur, Janice L. Crowley, International Aegean Conference 2008.2008

          Book Further See: especially Part V, 'Feasts Abroad: Comparative Evidence from the Eastern Mediterranean'.

        6. Prehistoric and protohistoric Cyprus: identity, insularity, and connectivity - Arthur Bernard Knapp, Oxford University Press 2008 (electronic resource)

          Book Further See: pp. 53-59 and 249-90 especially.

        7. Meletemata: studies in Aegean archaeology presented to Malcolm H. Wiener as he enters his 65th year - Philip P. Betancourt, Malcolm H. Wiener 1999

          Book Further See: Knappett, C., 'Can't Live Without Them - Producing and Consuming Minoan Conical Cups'.

        8. Aegean bronze age rhyta - Robert B. Koehl 2006

          Book Further

        9. The rise of Bronze Age society: travels, transmissions and transformations - Kristian Kristiansen, Thomas B. Larsson 2005

          Book Further

        10. The archaeology of food and identity - Katheryn C. Twiss, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Archaeological Investigations c2007

          Book Further See: Lev-Tov, J., and McGeough, K., 'Examining Feasting in Late Bronze Age Syro-Palestine through Ancient Texts and Bones', pp. 85-111.

        11. Official cult and popular religion in the ancient Near East: papers of the first Colloquium on the Ancient Near East - the City and its Life, held at the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan (Mitaka, Tokyo), March 20-22, 1992 - Eiko Matsushima, Colloquium on the Ancient Near East - the City and its Life 1993

          Book Further See: Matsushima, E., 'Divine Statues in Ancient Mesopotamia: Their Fashioning and Clothing and Their Interaction with the Society', pp. 209-19.

        12. Der Anitta-Text - Erich Neu 1974

          Book Further

        13. Emulation at the edge of empire: the adoption of non-local vessel forms in the NWFP, Pakistan during the mid-late 1st millennium BC. - C.A. Petrie, P. Magee, M. Nasim Kahn

          Article Further Journal is not part of library subscription.