Europe before History

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Author  Kristian Kristiansen
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 28, 2000
ISBN  0521784360
Pages  540

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The societies of the European Bronze Age produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe, yet they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristiansen attempts to explain this paradox using a world-systems analysis, and provides a rich body of evidence to support his case. The result is a coherent overview of this period of European prehistory that addresses some of the larger questions raised in the study of the period.

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