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Art and Identity in Dark Age Greece, 1100-700 BC (Susan Langdon) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521171922
Art and Identity in Dark Age Greece, 1100-700 BC (Susan Langdon) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521171922
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Title: Art and Identity in Dark Age Greece, 1100-700 BC

Author: Langdon, Susan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521171922

Volumes: 1; Pages: 406

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This book explores how art and material culture were used to construct age, gender, and social identity in the Greek Early Iron Age, 1100-700 B.C.. Coming between the collapse of the Bronze Age palaces and the creation of Archaic city-states, these four centuries witnessed fundamental cultural developments and political realignments. While previous archaeological research has emphasized class-based aspects of change, this study offers a more comprehensive view of early Greece by recognizing the place of children and women in a warrior-focused society. Combining iconographic analysis, gender theory, mortuary analysis, typological study, and object biography, Susan Langdon explores how early figural art was used to mediate critical stages in the life-course of men and women. She shows how an understanding of the artistic and material contexts of social change clarifies the emergence of distinctive gender and class asymmetries that laid the basis for classical Greek society.Contents1. Art made to order2. Geometric art comes of age: an archaeology of maturation3. Virgin territory: construction of the maiden4. Maiden, interrupted: the art of abduction5. Domestication of the warrior
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