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Meaning and Identity in a Greek Landscape
An Archaeological Ethnography

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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107410701

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  • In this interdisciplinary study, Hamish Forbes explores how Greek villagers have understood and reacted to their landscapes over the centuries, from the late medieval period to the present. Analyzing how they have seen themselves belonging to their local communities and within both local and wider landscapes, Forbes examines how these aspects of belonging have informed each other. Forbes also illuminates cross-disciplinary interests in memory and the importance of monuments. Based on data gathered over 25 years, Forbes' study combines the rich detail of ethnographic field work with historical and archaeological time.

    • An interdisciplinary approach including ethnographic and archaeological research conducted over 25 years
    • Illuminates current interests in the study of memory and monumentality
    • Complements classic large-scale studies of Mediterranean society in its landscapes and environments
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    "Hamish Forbes has written a comprehensive ethnography of a region with which he has been engaged both anthropologically and archaeologically for almost four decades." Journal of Anthropological Research

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107410701
    • length: 462 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Landscape studies
    3. Historical background to the landscape of Methana
    4. Conducting fieldwork on Methana
    5. Kinship, marriage, and the transmission of names and property
    6. The productive landscape
    7. The historical landscape: memory, monumentality, and time-depth
    8. The kinship landscape
    9. The religious landscape
    10. Conclusions: a Greek landscape with relatives.

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    Hamish Forbes, University of Nottingham

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