Books Received

October 2011

115.4

Abramson, Tony, ed. Studies in Early Medieval Coinage. Vol. 2, New Perspectives. Pp. 261, figs. 112, b&w pls. 8, tables 2. Boydell Press, Rochester, N.Y. 2011. $90. ISBN 978-1-84383-466-3 (paper).

Adornato, Gianfranco, ed. Scolpire il marmo: Importazioni, artisti itineranti, scuole artistiche nel Mediterraneo antico. Atti del convegno di studio tenuto a Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, 9–11 novembre 2009. Pp. 366, figs. 272. Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, Milan 2010. €74. ISBN 978-88-7916-465-8 (paper).

Allason-Jones, Lindsay. Artefacts in Roman Britain: Their Purpose and Use. Pp. xv + 356, figs. 25, pls. 55, tables 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $31.99. ISBN 978-0-521-67752-3 (paper).

Avramidou, Amalia. The Codrus Painter: Iconography and Reception of Athenian Vases in the Age of Pericles. Pp. xiii + 237, figs. 27, pls. 90, tables 4. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison 2011. $65. ISBN 978-0-299-24780-5 (cloth).

Barjamovic, Gojko. A Historical Geography of Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period (CNI Publications 38). Pp. xviii + 519, figs. 79, graphs 29, tables 39, maps 23. Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen 2011. $173. ISBN 978-87-635-3645-5 (cloth).

Benseddik, Nacéra. Esculape et Hygie en Afrique. Vol. 1, Recherches sur le culte guérisseur. Pp. 377, figs. 12; vol. 2, Textes et images (Mémoires de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres 44). Pp. 297, b&w pls. 91, maps 5. De Boccard, Paris 2010. €150. ISBN 978-2-87754-258-6 (paper).

Bonfante, Larissa, ed. The Barbarians of Ancient Europe: Realities and Interactions. Pp. xxiii + 395, figs. 101, pls. 23, maps 15. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $90. ISBN 978-0-521-19404-4 (cloth).

Bouzek, Jan. Prehistory of Europe as Seen from Its Centre: Czech Lands from Paleolithic to the End of the La Tène Period in European Context (Studia Hercynia 15). Pp. 190, figs. 171, b&w pls. 30, color pls. 40. Charles University Institute for Classical Archaeology, Prague 2011. 400 Kč. ISBN 978-80-7308-333-5 (paper).

Budin, Stephanie L. Images of Woman and Child from the Bronze Age: Reconsidering Fertility, Maternity, and Gender in the Ancient World. Pp. x + 384, figs. 45. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $95. ISBN 978-0-521-19304-7 (cloth).

Carroll, Maureen, and Jane Rempel, eds. Living Through the Dead: Burial and Commemoration in the Classical World. Pp. xii + 209, figs. 79. David Brown Books, Oakville, Conn. 2011. $60. ISBN 978-1-84217-376-3 (paper).

Clark, Douglas R., Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. La­Bianca, and Randall W. Younker, eds. The Madaba Plains Project: Forty Years of Archaeological Research into Jordan's Past. Pp. xx + 305, figs. 132. David Brown Books, Oakville, Conn. 2011. $100. ISBN 978-1-84553-514-8 (cloth).

Crowfoot, Elisabeth G. Qasr Ibrim: The Textiles from the Cathedral Cemetery (Egypt Exploration Society Excavation Memoir 96). Pp. viii + 56, figs. 12, pls. 10. The Egypt Exploration Society, London 2011. £35. ISBN 978-0-85698-199-9 (paper).

Despinis, Georgios. Δεσπίνης, Γιώργος. Άρτεμις Βραυρωνία: Λατρευτικά αγάλμαια και αναθήματα από τα ιερά της θεάς στη Βραυρώνα και την Aκρόπολη της Αθήνας (Βιβλιοθήκη της εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας 268). Pp. 172, pls. 133. The Archaeological Society at Athens, Athens 2010. Price not available. ISBN 978-960-8145-82-5 (paper).

Dey, Hendrik W. The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome AD 271–855. Pp. xv + 360, figs. 61. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $110. ISBN 978-0-521-76365-3 (cloth).

Donohue, Alice A. Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description. Pp. xvi + 261, figs. 43. University of Cambridge Press, Cambridge 2011. $36.99. ISBN 978-1-107-40050-4 (paper).

Escalona, Julio, and Andrew Reynolds, eds. Scale and Scale Change in the Early Middle Ages: Exploring Landscape, Local Society, and the World Beyond (The Medieval Countryside 6). Pp. xii + 316, figs. 33. Brepols, Turnhout 2011. €80. ISBN 978-2-503-53239-4 (cloth).

Fields, Nic. Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60–61: The Britons Rise Up Against Rome (Campaign 233). Pp. 96, figs. 85. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2011. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-313-3 (paper).

Fitzsimmons, James L., and Izumi Shimada, eds. Living with the Dead: Mortuary Ritual in Mesoamerica. Pp. 272, figs. 51, maps 5. University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2011. $59.95. ISBN 978-0-8165-2976-6 (cloth).

Franchetti, Michael D. Pastoralist Landscapes and Social Interaction in Bronze Age Eurasia. Pp. xvii + 213, figs. 53, tables 12. University of California Press, Berkeley 2008. $45. ISBN 978-0-520-25689-7 (cloth).

Frederiksen, Rune. Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology). Pp. xxx + 238, figs. 114, tables 15, maps 4. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. $170. ISBN 978-0-19-957812-2 (cloth).

Freeman, Charles. Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe. Pp. xv + 306, b&w figs. 32, color figs. 16. Yale University Press, New Haven 2011. $35. ISBN 978-0-300-12571-9 (cloth).

Friedman, Zaraza. Ship Iconography in Mosaics: An Aid to Understanding Ancient Ships and Their Construction (BAR-IS 2202). Pp. xiv + 213, figs. 205. Archaeopress, Oxford 2011. £53. ISBN 978-1-4073-0758-9 (paper).

Fritsch, Juliette, ed. Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture (Routledge Research in Museum Studies). Pp. xi + 263, figs. 19, tables 3. Routledge, New York 2011. $125. ISBN 978-0-415-88575-1 (cloth).

Gere, Cathy. Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism. Pp. x + 277, figs. 20. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2011. $18. ISBN 978-0-226-28954-0 (paper).

Gill, David W.J. Sifting the Soil of Greece: The Early Years of the British School at Athens (1886–1919) (BICS Suppl. 111). Pp. xiv + 474, figs. 4. University of London Institute of Classical Studies, London 2011. £38. ISBN 978-1-905670-32-1 (paper).

Greco, Emanuele. Topografia di Atene: Sviluppo urbano e monumenti dalle origini al III secolo d.C. Vol. 1, Acropoli—Areopago—Tra Acropoli e Pnice (Scuola archeologica italiana di Atene 1). Pp. 303, figs. 155, maps 2. Pandemos, Paestum 2010. €90. ISBN 978-88-87744-34-3 (cloth).

Hamerow, Helena, David A. Hinton, and Sally Crawford, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology. Pp. xxvi + 1078, figs. 145, tables 12. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. $160. ISBN 978-0-19-921214-9 (cloth).

Harris, W.V. Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays. Pp. xiv + 370, tables 5, maps 3. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. $150. ISBN 978-0-19-959516-7 (cloth).

Harrison, Peter. Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas: Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan (Fortress 104). Pp. 64, figs. 59. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2011. $18.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-396-6 (paper).

Hawass, Zahi. Secrets from the Sand: My Search for Egypt's Past. Pp. 269, figs. 262. The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo 2010. $29.95. ISBN 978-977-416-121-6 (paper).

Hedeager, Lotte. Iron Age Myth and Materiality: An Archaeology of Scandinavia AD 400–1000. Pp. xxx + 286, figs. 93. Routledge, New York 2011. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-415-60604-2 (paper).

Hutton, Ronald. Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain. Pp. xv + 491, figs. 37. Yale University Press, New Haven 2011. $30. ISBN 978-0-300-17085-6 (paper).

Jones, Sharyn. Food and Gender in Fiji: Ethnoarchaeological Explorations. Pp. xvi + 205, figs. 25, tables 23. Lexington Books, Lanham, Md. 2009. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7391-3481-8 (paper).

Kokkou-Vyridi, Konstantina. Μελανομορφα γαμηλια αππεια απο τις πυρες θυσιων ετο ιερο της Eλευσινας (Βιβλιοθήκη της εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας 267). Pp. 241, figs. 68. The Archaeological Society at Athens, Athens 2010. Price not available. ISBN 978-690-8145-81-8 (paper).

Lau, George F. Andean Expressions: Art and Archaeology of the Recuay Culture (The Iowa Series in Andean Studies). Pp. xi + 338, figs. 132, charts 4, tables 5, maps 11. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City 2011. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-58729-973-5 (paper).

Liebmann, Matthew, and Melissa S. Murphy, eds. Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series). Pp. xiii + 325, figs. 49, tables 6. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, N.M. 2010. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-934691-41-0 (paper).

Magness, Jodi. Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus. Pp. xv + 335, figs. 48. William B. Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, Mich. 2011. $25. ISBN 978-0-8028-6558-8 (paper).

Marginesu, Giovanni. Gli epistati dell'Acropoli: Edilizia sacra nella città di Pericle 447/6–433/2 a.C. (Studi di Archeologia e di Topogragia di Atene e dell'Attica 5). Pp. 215, figs. 33, tables 6. Pandemos, Paestum 2010. €55. ISBN 978-88-87744-36-1 (cloth).

Márquez-Grant, Nicholas, and Linda Fibiger, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation: An International Guide to Laws and Practice in the Excavation and Treatment of Archaeological Human Remains. Pp. xxvii + 757, figs. 58, tables 31. Routledge, New York 2011. $240. ISBN 978-0-415-58857-7 (cloth).

Mattingly, David J. The Archaeology of Fazzān. Vol. 3, Excavations of C.M. Daniels (The Society for Libyan Studies Monograph 8). Pp. xxv + 573, figs. 492, tables 66. Society for Libyan Studies, London 2010. £60. ISBN 978-1-900971-10-2 (cloth).

Milevski, Ianir. Early Bronze Age Goods Exchange in the Southern Levant: A Marxist Perspective (Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology). Pp. xv + 294, figs. 54, tables 27. David Brown Books, Oakville, Conn. 2011. $115. ISBN 978-1-84553-378-6 (cloth).

Missiou, Anna. Literacy and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens. Pp. 228, figs. 22, tables 2, maps 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-521-12876-6 (paper).

Papageorgiou-Venetas, Alexander. Πόλεις και μνημεία στην Ελλάδα του Όθωνος: Κριτικη θεωρηση και σχολιασμος μιας μαρτυριας του Friedrich Stauffert αρχιτεκτονος του δημου Aθεναιωνκατα ετη 1835–1843 (Βιβλιοθήκη της εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας 266). Pp. 311, figs. 100. The Archaeological Society at Athens, Athens 2010. Price not available. ISBN 978-960-8145-80-1 (paper).

Parker, Robert. On Greek Religion. Pp. xv + 309, figs. 11, tables 2. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y. 2011. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-8014-7735-5 (paper).

Parmington, Alexander. Space and Sculpture in the Classic Maya City. Pp. 288, figs. 115, tables 67, map 1. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. £60. ISBN 978-1-107-00234-0 (cloth).

Pini, Ingo. Aegean and Cypro-Aegean Non-Sphragistic Decorated Gold Finger Rings of the Bronze Age (Aegaeum 31). Pp. 76, b&w pls. 47, color pls. 25. Université de Liège and University of Texas at Austin, Liège and Austin 2010. €60. ISBN 978-90-429-2509-0 (cloth).

Quilter, Jeffrey. The Moche of Ancient Peru: Media and Messages. Pp. xvi + 154, figs. 61, pls. 25. Peabody Museum Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2011. $21.95. ISBN 978-0-87365-406-7 (paper).

Rak, Omer. The Rhyton from Danilo: Structure and Symbolism of a Middle Neolithic Cult-Vessel. Pp. xx + 212, figs. 40. David Brown Books, Oakville, Conn. 2011. $70. ISBN 978-1-84217-977-2 (cloth).

Ratté, Christopher. Lydian Architecture: Ashlar Masonry Structures at Sardis (Archaeological Exploration of Sardis Report 5). Pp. xvii + 292, figs. 286. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2011. $85. ISBN 978-0-674-06060-9 (cloth).

Rawson, Beryl, ed. A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World). Pp. xviii + 643, figs. 78, tables 8, maps 3. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, England 2011. $199.95. ISBN 978-1-4051-8767-1 (cloth).

Riese, Berthold. Das Reich der Azteken: Geschichte und Kultur. Pp. 431, figs. 50, maps 5. C.H. Beck, Munich 2011. €29.95. ISBN 978-3-406-61400-2 (cloth).

Rizakis, A.D., and C.E. Lepenioti, eds. Roman Peloponnese III: Society, Economy and Culture Under the Roman Empire. Continuity and Innovation (Meletemata 63). Pp. ix + 450, figs. 79. The National Hellenic Research Foundation Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity, Athens €120. ISBN 978-960-7905-54-3 (cloth).

Roisman, Joseph, and Ian Worthington, eds. A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World). Pp. xxvi + 668, figs. 4, pls. 28, maps 10. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, England 2010. $199.95. ISBN 978-1-4051-7936-2 (cloth).

Sampson, Adamantios, ed. The Cave of the Cyclops: Mesolithic and Neolithic Networks in the Northern Aegean, Greece. Vol. 2, Bone Tool Industries, Dietary Resources and the Paleoenvironment, and Archeometrical Studies (Prehistory Monographs 31). Pp. xxiii + 395, figs. 104, tables 95. INSTAP Academic Press, Philadelphia 2011. $80. ISBN 978-1-931534-20-8 (cloth).

Scarre, Chris. Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany. Pp. xv + 326, figs. 149. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. $150. ISBN 978-0-19-928162-6 (cloth).

Senseney, John R. The Art of Building in the Classical World: Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture. Pp. xv + 245, figs. 95. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $90. ISBN 978-1-107-00235-7 (cloth).

Terrenato, Nicola, and Donald C. Haggis, eds. State Formation in Italy and Greece: Questioning the Neoevolutionist Paradigm. Pp. x + 281, figs. 62. David Brown Books, Oakville, Conn. 2011. $70. ISBN 978-1-84217-967-3 (paper).

Van de Noort, Robert. North Sea Archaeologies: A Maritime Biography, 10,000 BC–AD 1500. Pp. x + 282, figs. 46. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. $125. ISBN 978-0-19-956620-4 (cloth).

Wight, Karol B. Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity. Pp. viii + 136, figs. 130, map 1. Getty Publications, Los Angeles 2011. $20. ISBN 978-1-60606-053-7 (paper).

Zignani, Pierre. Le temple d'Hathor à Dendara: Relevés et étude architectural. Pp. xii + 425, figs. 315, pls. 39, plans 2. Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Cairo 2010. €60. ISBN 978-2-7247-0580-5 (paper).

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