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Niels Just Rasmussen




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2015 5:42 am    Post subject: New Archeological & Historical Books of Interest.         Reply with quote

Since we already have a Thread on "New Discoveries" I though we needed one about interesting new books in archaeology and history, that could contain information on technological and military aspects.

So while searching I fell over some titles from Aarhus University Press and the Black Sea Studies.

1) "Die Einführung der Eisentechnologie in Südkaukasien und Ostanatolien wärend der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit".
(The Introduction of Iron-Technology in South-Caucasia and Eas- Anatolia during the Later Bronze Age and Early Iron Age).
A German Doctoral thesis by Jens Nieling.
Black Sea Studies (10)
Aarhus University Press.
Source: http://da.unipress.dk/udgivelser/e/einf%C3%BC...ogie,-die/

The conclusion is that it was the Nomad Population (coming from the North) that brought in the Iron Technology to the Caucasus and it later influence the Assyrian and Neo-Hittite states to adopt Iron Technology!

2) From Goths to Varangians. Communication and Cultural Exchange Between the Baltic and the Black See.
Selection of papers from 4 meetings organized by the "Varangian Networks".
Ed: Line Bjerg, John H. Lind & Søren Michael Sindbæk.
Black Sea Studies (15)
Aarhus University Press.
Source: http://da.unipress.dk/udgivelser/f/from-goths-to-varangians/


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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jul, 2015 5:49 am    Post subject: New Archaeological & Historical Books of Interest         Reply with quote

I have 1 question, Niels:
Who are the Varangian Networks?

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Niels Just Rasmussen




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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jul, 2015 6:20 am    Post subject: Re: New Archaeological & Historical Books of Interest         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
I have 1 question, Niels:
Who are the Varangian Networks?


In scientific communities you try to build research networks in different disciplines, so you can expand your knowledge by having people researching a topic from different angels.

The "Varangian Network" is An "interdisciplinary network for archaeological and historical research on relations between the Baltic and the Black Sea from late Antiquity to the medieval period" by the Danish Centre of Black Sea Studies.
Source: http://www.pontos.dk/research/the-varangian-network

Their publication list: http://www.pontos.dk/publications/books

As another example is the Copenhagen University "Roots of Europe" (where I have gone to some of the lectures, when I had the time). "Roots of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations is an interdisciplinary research centre involving scholars of Indo-European linguistics, archaeology, religion and genetics".
So if you are into Indo-European Studies it is "the thing"!

Source: http://rootsofeurope.ku.dk/english/
Their publication list: http://rootsofeurope.ku.dk/english/results_an...tion_list/

Thomas Olander has uploaded some of the lectures on you tube from the seminar "Tracing the Indo-Europeans: Origin and migration" 12-14 december 2012, where I sadly only had time to attend one of the days.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/2mmel2t/videos

Lectures by David Anthony "Wheeled vehicles, horses, and Indo-European origins" and Kristian Kristiansen "The Bronze Age expansion of Indo-European languages" are archaeological (much less linguistically) and so easier to understand for a layman, where Indo-European linguistics might be totally "volapük".
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