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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

The handbook is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterise the period, and of the specific developments that took place in the various countries of Europe.

Edited by Harry Fokkens and Anthony Harding
01 June 2013

The Bronze Age in Europe has been the subject for some books over the years, including Coles and Harding’s The Bronze Age in Europe and Jacques Briard’s The Bronze Age in Barbarian Europe. This handbook aims to add relevant information about the Bronze Age, and covers Bronze Age Europe outside the Aegean area. It is split into two main parts, which provide a thematic approach (Part I) and geographical approach (Part II) to the study of the European Bronze Age. The first part presents various articles on themes and topics about the Bronze Age in Europe, such as warfare, animal husbandry, and burial practices. The second part describes some European countries during the Bronze Age, including Scandinavia, the western Balkans, and Iberia.

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