By Michael Dietler
During the 1st millennium BCE, complicated encounters of Phoenician and Greek colonists with natives of the Iberian Peninsula reworked the zone and inspired the complete background of the Mediterranean.
One of the 1st books on those encounters to seem in English, this quantity brings jointly a multinational workforce of individuals to discover historical Iberia’s colonies and indigenous societies, in addition to the comparative learn of colonialism. those scholars—from a variety of disciplines together with classics, heritage, anthropology, and archaeology—address such themes as exchange and intake, altering city landscapes, cultural differences, and the ways that those concerns performed out within the Greek and Phoenician imaginations. Situating historic Iberia inside Mediterranean colonial background and constructing a theoretical framework for forthcoming encounters among colonists and natives, those reviews exemplify the recent highbrow vistas opened by way of the engagement of colonial reports with Iberian history.
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