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Scarre, Christopher

Works: 112 works in 524 publications in 7 languages and 13,936 library holdings
Genres: Chronologies  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Reference works  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Thesis advisor, zxx
Classifications: D54.5, 930.0202
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Most widely held works by Christopher Scarre
Smithsonian timelines of the ancient world by Christopher Scarre( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated timecharts trace the unfolding of human history around the world from prehistory to the Renaissance
Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome by Christopher Scarre( Book )

54 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial Rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the Colosseum or when Rome was sacked by the Goths: the Chronicle provides the answers, quickly and authoritatively. This is only one aspect, however, of the book's value. The biographical portraits of the 56 principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine, together with a concluding section on the later emperors, build into a highly readable single-volume history of imperial Rome. Colorful contemporary judgments by writers such as Suetonius and Tacitus are balanced by judicious character assessments made in the light of modern research. The famous and the infamous - Caligula and Claudius, Trajan and Caracalla - receive their due, while lesser names emerge clearly from the shadows for the first time
The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monuments and how they were built by Christopher Scarre( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full coverage from the first stone monuments in the fifth millennium B.C. to the Great Temple of the Aztecs in the sixteenth century A.D. with fascinating insights into the technological skills of our ancestors
Exploring prehistoric Europe by Christopher Scarre( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travel guide, part survey of Europe's prehistory, Exploring Prehistoric Europe delves into fifteen of the most famous, most important, and most exciting archaeological sites in Europe. The first volume in the Places in Time series, this beautiful book takes us to locales both famous and obscure, from Ireland to Poland to Malta, ranging chronologically from Terra Amata, a site in southern France occupied some 380,000 years ago, to Borremose, a Danish settlement that dates to Roman times. For each location, the author conducts a careful tour of the existing remains, describes the history of its excavation, and then interprets how the site might have been built, used, or occupied. Perhaps equally important, Scarre has selected the sites with accessibility in mind - all can be easily reached by the modern tourist - and he also highlights local museums and visitor centers where further artifacts and information can be found
The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies by Christopher Scarre( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This world prehistory textbook presents the vast panorama of human social, cultural and economic development over the past three million years
The ethics of archaeology : philosophical perspectives on archaeological practice( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of ethics and their role in archaeology has stimulated one of the discipline's liveliest debates. In this collection of essays, first published in 2006, an international team of archaeologists, anthropologists and philosophers explore the ethical issues archaeology needs to address. Marrying the skills and expertise of practitioners from different disciplines, the collection produces interesting insights into many of the ethical dilemmas facing archaeology today. Topics discussed include relations with indigenous peoples; the professional standards and responsibilities of researchers; the role of ethical codes; the notion of value in archaeology; concepts of stewardship and custodianship; the meaning and moral implications of 'heritage'; the question of who 'owns' the past or the interpretation of it; the trade in antiquities; the repatriation of skeletal material; and treatment of the dead. This important collection is essential reading for all those working in the field of archaeology, be they scholar or practitioner
The megalithic monuments of Britain & Ireland by Christopher Scarre( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Stonehenge to Newgrange, one of the richest arrays of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Britain and Ireland. Tombs, sanctuaries, places of cull and of memory: these Neolithic monuments had numerous functions in prehistoric societies. Transforming the landscape, such grand structures must have represented for their communities a particular way of responding to changing social and symbolic needs, from processing the dead to gathering for ceremonies or embellishing locations that were of sacred significance. Organized by geographical area, this authoritative overview is ideal for traveler and student alike."--Jacket
Ancient France : Neolithic societies and their landscapes, 6000-2000 BC by Christopher Scarre( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palace of Minos at Knossos by Christopher Scarre( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the ancient Minoan civilization of Knossos, Crete, as manifested by the excavations of that city by the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans
Ancient civilizations by Christopher Scarre( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on many avenues of inquiry: archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and on both historical and ethnohistorical records; <EM>Ancient Civilizations</EM>, 3/e provides a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world's first civilizations and a brief summary of the way in which they were discovered
Cognition and material culture : the archaeology of symbolic storage by Colin Renfrew( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 15 papers in this volume explore how human beliefs have been externalized and "stored" in material form, thus making very intangible ideas exist in a permanent form
Explaining social change : studies in honour of Colin Renfrew( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of neolithic Brittany by Christopher Scarre( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brittany has long been famous for its Neolithic monuments, which include the largest prehistoric standing stone ever to have been erected in Western Europe, and the spectacular Carnac alignments. How and by whom were they built? This fully illustrated study aims to answer those questions using the results of recent French research on these sites, along with the insights provided by field studies. The emphasis is on the landscape setting of these monuments, and how that landscape may have influenced or inspired the construction of megalithic tombs and settings of standing stones
Archaeoacoustics( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musik - Signale - Lauterzeugung - Akustik - Archäologie
Trade and exchange in prehistoric Europe : proceedings of a conference held at the University of Bristol, April 1992 by Christopher Scarre( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vordere Orient - Europa - Schmuckstein - Handel/Verkehr
Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos, 1974-77 by Colin Renfrew( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The megalithic architectures of Europe by Luc Laporte( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Megalithic monuments are among the most striking remains of the Neolithic period of northern and western Europe and are scattered across landscapes from Pomerania to Portugal. Antiquarians and archaeologists early recognised the family resemblance of the different groups of tombs, attributing them to maritime peoples moving along the western seaways. More recent research sees them rather as the product of established early farming communities in their individual regions. Yet the diversity of the tombs, their chronologies and their varied cultural contexts complicates any straightforward understanding of their origins and distribution. Megalithic Architectures provides new insight by focusing on the construction and design of European megalithic tombs--on the tomb as an architectural project. It shows how much is to be learned from detailed attention to the stages and the techniques through which tombs were built, modified and enlarged, and often intentionally dismantled or decommissioned. The large slabs that were employed, often unshaped, may suggest an opportunistic approach by the Neolithic builders, but this was clearly far from the case. Each building project was unique, and detailed study of individual sites exposes the way in which tombs were built as architectural, social and symbolic undertakings. Alongside the manner in which the materials were used, it reveals a store of knowledge that sometimes differed considerably from one structure to another, even between contemporary monuments within a single region. The volume brings together regional specialists from Scandinavia, Germany, Britain, France, Belgium and Iberia to offer a series of uniquely authoritative studies. Results of recent fieldwork are fully incorporated and much of the material is published here for the first time in English. It provides an invaluable overview of the current state of research on European megalithic tombs"--From publisher's website
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Smithsonian timelines of the ancient world
Alternative Names
Chris Scarre British archaeologist

Chris Scarre Brits antropoloog

Christopher Scarre


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Scarre, Christopher J. 1954-

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English (231)

German (27)

French (17)

Japanese (2)

Swedish (1)

Italian (1)

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Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial RomeThe seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monuments and how they were builtExploring prehistoric EuropeThe human past : world prehistory & the development of human societiesThe ethics of archaeology : philosophical perspectives on archaeological practiceThe megalithic monuments of Britain & IrelandAncient France : Neolithic societies and their landscapes, 6000-2000 BCThe Palace of Minos at Knossos