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Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists (2 Volumes)

Author:    Murray, Tim

Title:   Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists (2 Volumes)

Binding:   Library Binding

Book Condition:   Used - Like New

Publisher:    ABC-CLIO October 1999

ISBN Number:    1576071995 / 9781576071991

Seller ID:   99910

Clean, solid set, almost like new. Previous owner has stamped his name and a note inside front cover of each volume. All else pristine.

An Eighth Day View:

"Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great ArchaeologistS" features 58 remarkable biographies written by some of the world's best-known archaeologists. These essays are arranged chronologically and thus constitute a history of archaeology from its beginnings in the Renaissance to the present day. Especially exciting is the coverage of figures little known to readers in the West: Russian, Chinese, and Mexican archaeologists receive their due.

Each biography begins with a brief summary of the subject's importance, then goes on to discuss the life and contributions of the biographee, with a focus on his or her role in the development of archaeology as a discipline. Controversy (take, for example, the notorious Schliemann, excavator of Troy) is not swept under the rug. Each essay concludes with a bibliography of primary sources (for people who want to read about the archaeologists' discoveries in their own words) and secondary sources (to see what critics and admirers had to say).

Price = 30.00 USD

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