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Description - Image and Response in Early Europe by Peter S. Wells

Did people in the Iron Age see their bronze figurines and sculpted stones differently from the way we see them today? How can we approach the problem of determining how they saw things? How different was their experience viewing these objects in the course of their use, from ours as we look at them in museum cases or through photographs in books? Recent research in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology forms the theoretical basis for a new approach to understanding the visual basis of communication in early Europe. The focus is on societies from the Early Iron Age to the early medieval period in temperate Europe, at the time that traditions of writing were gradually being adopted in this part of the world.Following review of the most relevant results of new experiments and observations in those sciences, Peter S. Wells examines the visual aspects of the archaeological evidence to investigate the role that visuality - the visual quality of things - played in the expression of the self, in interaction between members of social groups, in ritual activity, and in the creation and experience of cultural landscapes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780715636824
ISBN-10: 0715636820
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter S. Wells

Peter S. Wells is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. His recent works include The Battle that Stopped Rome (2003) and Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians (2001; also in this series).

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