Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians by Peter S. Wells

Who were the Iron Age peoples of Europe? Celts, Germans, Scythians and others are among the names that come to mind. But such names, and the characteristics associated with them, come to us from outside observers - Greek and Roman writers - not from the native peoples themselves. To understand how late prehistoric groups constructed and expressed their identities, we need to examine the rich archaeological evidence left by Iron Age Europeans themselves. Recent theoretical and methodological advances in anthropology, archaeology and history, together with results of archaeological research all over Europe, provide the basis for a new approach to the problem of the identities of Iron Age peoples. Peter Wells uses patterns of identity revealed in the archaeology to interpret the commentaries of Greek and Roman authors who conveyed their own perceptions of these non-literate groups. Finally, he examines ways in which Iron Age Europeans responded to the Greek and Roman representations of them. The result was an ever-changing mosaic of complex and dynamic identities among the diverse peoples of Late Iron Age Europe.

Buy Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians by Peter S. Wells from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780715630365
ISBN-10: 0715630369
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 162
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians by Peter S. Wells

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians book by Peter S. Wells and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - Peter S. Wells

Peter S. Wells is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including Settlement, Economy, and Cultural Change at the End of the European Iron Age (1993) and The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe (1999).

Books By Peter S. Wells

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World by Peter S. Wells
Paperback / softback, June 2015
$38.69 $42.99
Battle That Stopped Rome by Peter S. Wells
Paperback / softback, September 2004
$29.71 $33.01
Barbarians to Angels by Peter S. Wells
Paperback / softback, August 2009
$37.16 $41.29