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Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Michael Dietler


This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium B.C. Analyzing archaeological data and ancient texts, the book explores these colonial encounters over six centuries, focusing on material culture, urban landscapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. It shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. It also examines the role these ancient encounters played in the forma ... More

Keywords: indigenous peoples, Mediterranean France, colonists, selective consumption, transformative relationships, European identity, colonial ideology, material culture, violence, urban landscapes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520265516
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520265516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Dietler, author