Critical Approaches to Cypriot and Wider Mediterranean Archaeology
This volume brings together scholars to reflect on the pioneering work of Professor A. Bernard Knapp, to explore the impact of – and to consider and confront the challenges and questions posed by – his extensive scholarship. Knapp is a central, generation-defining figure in the pre- and proto-history of the Mediterranean, and the essays in this volume will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students of the region.
Topics include studies of sites, places, materials and texts in the Levant, Cyprus, Crete, Greece and Sicily, and wider critiques of theory and method addressing themes of connectivity and mobility, maritime archaeology, landscapes, climate and environment, and publication history and practice in the overall Mediterranean field. The authors comprise a mixture of senior, mid-career and rising junior scholars, from various backgrounds, who offer a broad range of perspectives on the state and future of the archaeology of Cyprus and the wider Mediterranean.
Series Editor for this volume: John F. Cherry, Brown University
Published: May 23, 2022
As always with an edited volume, some projects are further along in their collection and analysis of evidence; however, all are clear in contextualising their interpretation in insightful and sometimes novel ways. In general, this volume will be of keen interest to both practitioners and students of the archaeology of Cyprus. The methodological, chronological and regional scope of most contributions will make it highly relevant to those interested in the Mediterranean and also to those interested in trade, metallurgy and maritime archaeology across the globe.
In picking up many of the threads of Bernard Knapp’s long and productive career – especially where they espouse critical approaches to explanation – the authors in this volume provide a long-overdue tribute to a major scholar which not only builds on many of his interests but which also opens up important new avenues for future exploration.
CAHIERS DU CENTRE D’ÉTUDES CHYPRIOTES