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Title Maritime networks in the ancient Mediterranean world / edited by Justin Leidwanger, Carl Knappett
Imprint Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DE71 M342 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001313113
Descript xiii, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This volume brings together scholars of Mediterranean archaeology, ancient history, and complexity science to advance theoretical approaches and analytical tools for studying maritime connectivity. For the coast-hugging populations of the ancient Mediterranean, mobility and exchange depended on a distinct environment and technological parameters that created diverse challenges and opportunities, making the modeling of maritime interaction a paramount concern for understanding cultural interaction more generally. Network-inspired metaphors have long been employed in discussions of this interaction, but increasing theoretical sophistication and advances in formal network analysis now offer opportunities to refine and test the dominant paradigm of connectivity. Extending from prehistory into the Byzantine period, the case studies here reveal the potential of such network approaches. Collectively they explore the social, economic, religious, and political structures that guided Mediterranean interaction across maritime space"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Maritime networks, connectivity, and mobility in the ancient Mediterranean / Justin Leidwanger and Carl Knappett -- Robust spatial network analysis / Tim Evans -- New approaches to the Theran eruption / Ray Rivers -- Geography matters : defining maritime small worlds of the Aegean Bronze Age / Thomas F. Tartaron -- Cults, cabotage and connectivity : experimenting with religious and economic networks in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean / Barbara Kowalzig -- Shipwrecks as indices of archaic Mediterranean trade networks / Elizabeth S. Greene -- Netlogo simulations and the use of transport amphoras in antiquity / Mark L. Lawall and Shawn Graham -- Lessons learned from the uninformative use of network science techniques : an exploratory analysis of tableware distribution in the Roman Eastern Mediterranean / Tom Brughmans -- Amphorae, networks, and Byzantine maritime trade / Paul Arthur, Marco Leo Imperiale, and Giuseppi Muci -- Navigating Mediterranean archaeology's maritime networks / Barbara J. Mills
Subject Mediterranean Region -- Civilization
Social networks -- Mediterranean Region
Business networks -- Mediterranean Region
History -- Mathematical models
Alt Author Leidwanger, Justin, editor
Knappett, Carl, editor
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