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Archaeologies of ColonialismConsumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France$
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Michael Dietler

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520265516

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520265516.001.0001

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Conclusion and Imperial Epilogue

Conclusion and Imperial Epilogue

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(p.333) 9 Conclusion and Imperial Epilogue
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Archaeologies of Colonialism
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Michael Dietler

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520265516.003.0009

As late as the end of the second century B.C.E., 500 years after the foundation of the Greek colony, the inhabitants of Entremont were cooking their meals in pots that had changed little since the Bronze Age, were affixing human skulls to the walls of a sanctuary in a practice that Greeks found repugnant, and were engaged in a violent struggle with Massalia that threatened its very existence. Yet this is not a story of the parallel persistence of two static cultures through the ages. The evidence shows that centuries of colonial encounter had entangled colonists and natives in complex relationships that had far reaching unintended cultural, social, economic, and political consequences for both. The goal of the book is to apprehend the complex processes of entanglement and transformation that transpired in ancient Mediterranean France. The book is designed to reveal and comprehend agents and agency, the martial and the material, the contradictions and contingencies, the social and cultural logic of desire and indifference, and the entangling consequences of consumption—in brief, the messy multifaceted workings of colonialism.

Keywords:   Mediterranean France, colonialism, agency, consumption, Entremont, Massalia, colonial encounter, colonists, natives, entanglement

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