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Troy : Myth, City, Icon - (Archaeological Histories) by Naoise MAC Sweeney (Paperback)

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This book examines Troy as a myth, archaeological site, and cultural icon, offering a broad exploration of the city through history, rather than a guide to the archaeological remains at the site. It details Troy as a city and community from the time of its first occupation in c. 3000 BCE until the present, along with its wider significance as a social and cultural symbol. It draws on archaeology, history, literary and cultural studies, and research into reception to discuss the myth of Troy and its earliest manifestations, including stories associated with the Trojan War, Homer and epic poetry, and the story of the discovery, excavation, and research at the archaeological site of Troy and the effects of the myth of Troy on it; the development of the city, its archaeological remains, and representations of the Trojan War myth and how it was understood in different periods; and the idea of the city as an abstract cultural icon, focusing on the use of Troy in the construction of national origins and identities, as a means of exploring love and desire, and as a lens to reflect on the nature of conflict, as well as a symbol of tragedy and hope. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 185
Genre: History
Series Title: Archaeological Histories
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Naoise MAC Sweeney
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2018
TCIN: 53300214
UPC: 9781472529374
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-0099
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