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Scarre, Christopher

Works: 138 works in 632 publications in 5 languages and 20,704 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  History  Chronologies  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Maps  Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Author of introduction, Director, Creator, Contributor, Redactor, pub
Classifications: CC70, 930.103
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Most widely held works by Christopher Scarre
Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome by Christopher Scarre( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,946 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
Smithsonian timelines of the ancient world by Christopher Scarre( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the advance of history from human origins to the Renaissance in all parts of the world simultaneously, through specially designed time charts featuring full-color photographs of fascinating artifacts from a diversity of cultures
The Oxford companion to archaeology by Brian M Fagan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thus, anyone interested in North America would find articles that cover the continent from the Arctic to the Eastern Woodlands to the Northwest Coast; that discuss the Iroquois and Algonquian cultures, the hunters of the North American Plains, and the Norse in North America; and that describe sites such as Mesa Verde, Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Serpent Mound, and Poverty Point. Likewise, the coverage of Europe runs from the Paleolithic period, to the Bronze and Iron Ages, to the Post-Roman era; looks at peoples such as the Celts, the Germans, the Vikings, and the Slavs; and describes sites at Altamira, Pompeii, Stonehenge, Terra Amata, and dozens of other locales. The Companion offers equally thorough coverage of Africa, Europe, North America, Mesoamerica, South America, Asia, the Mediterranean, the Near East, Australia, and the Pacific
The Palace of Minos at Knossos by Christopher Scarre( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,619 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
The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monuments and how they were built by Christopher Scarre( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,614 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
The megalithic architectures of Europe by Christopher Scarre( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,531 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"--Publisher's website
The ethics of archaeology : philosophical perspectives on archaeological practice( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,409 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
Monuments and landscape in Atlantic Europe : perception and society during the Neolithic and early Bronze Age by Christopher Scarre( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe goes significantly beyond the limits of the existing debate by inviting archeologists from different countries with the Atlantic zone to examine the relationship between landscape features and prehistoric monuments in their specialist regions. By placing the issue within a broader regional and intellectual context, the authors illustrate the diversity of current archeological ideas and approaches converging around this central theme. The regions represented include Britain, France, Ireland, Spain and Sweden. The result constitutes a remarkable testament to the convergence of conceptual approaches to prehistoric monuments in the diverse landscapes and diverse intellectual traditions of Atlantic Europe."--Jacket
Engaging with the dead : exploring changing human beliefs about death, mortality and the human body by Christopher Scarre( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging with the Dead adopts a cross-disciplinary, archaeologically focused, approach to explore a variety of themes linked to the interpretation of mortuary traditions, death and the ways of disposing of the dead. Nineteen papers highlight the current vitality of 'death studies' and the potential of future research and discoveries. contributors explore changing beliefs and practices over time, considering how modern archaeology, ethnography and historical records can aid our interpretations of the past, as well as considering how past practices may have influenced understandings of death and dying within the modern world. It is clear that there are very significant variations in the quantity of dead that appear in the archaeological record over time, and the contributions to this volume attempt to understand why that might be the case. By bringing together papers from a variety of specialists working within Europe and the Near East, we investigate the pivotal role of death studies in the 21st century, providing a case for the retention of human remains in archaeological collections. Engaging with the Dead aims to set period specific contributions within a broader perspective and integrates papers from bioarchaeologists, theologists, textual specialists, as well as archaeologists. It provides an in-depth introduction to the multitude of ways in which the mortuary record can be interrogated and interpreted and explores the role of archaeology and theology within contemporary social studies. This volume challenges our current understanding and conceptualisation of mortuary practices in the ancient and contemporary world
The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Rome by Christopher Scarre( )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 15 centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire continues to profoundly influence world history. This atlas traces the empire's rise and fall, looking at its provinces and cities, trade and economy, armies and frontier defenses; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its lasting impact
Exploring prehistoric Europe by Christopher Scarre( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 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 )

42 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 836 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
Ancient civilizations by Christopher Scarre( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancient Civilizations offers a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world's first civilizations and how they were discovered, drawing on many avenues of inquiry including archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and both historical and ethnohistorical records. This book covers the earliest civilizations and the great powers in the Near East, moving on to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, the divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization ..."--Contracubierta
The megalithic monuments of Britain & Ireland by Christopher Scarre( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 424 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."--BOOK JACKET
Ancient France : Neolithic societies and their landscapes, 6000-2000 BC by Christopher Scarre( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of neolithic Brittany by Christopher Scarre( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 255 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. This study discusses 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. The development of the monuments is set within a chronological narrative, from the last hunter-gatherers of the late 6th millennium BC and the arrival of the first farmers, down to the end of the Neolithic period 3000 years later
Atlas de la Rome antique by Christopher Scarre( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This atlas traces the rise and fall of the first great multinational state. It looks at it provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences; follows it foreign wars and internecine stuggles; and charts its transformation into a Christian theocracy and its fall in 476
Cognition and material culture : the archaeology of symbolic storage by Colin Renfrew( Book )

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

The fifteen papers in this volume explore how human beliefs have been externalised and 'stored' in material form, thus making very intangible ideas exist in a permanent, tangible form. The volume benefits from a culturally and temporally comparative approach
Explaining social change : studies in honour of Colin Renfrew( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past 30 years, social archaeology has become one of the central fields of archaeological research, placing human societies at the heart of our understanding of the human past. Colin Renfrew has been a key champion of social archaeology, and the present volume brings together a series of papers on the occasion of his retirement. They have been written by colleagues and former students, and touch upon many of the themes that he himself has studied and about which he has written so persuasively and engagingly: the development of the human mind, trade and exchange, social change, chiefdoms and states, and the archaeology of island societies. These studies focus not on earlier work, however, but reveal the new directions that have developed in recent years, bringing the study of social archaeology firmly into the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Archaeoacoustics( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Smithsonian timelines of the ancient world
Smithsonian timelines of the ancient worldThe Oxford companion to archaeologyThe Palace of Minos at KnossosThe seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monuments and how they were builtThe ethics of archaeology : philosophical perspectives on archaeological practiceMonuments and landscape in Atlantic Europe : perception and society during the Neolithic and early Bronze AgeThe Penguin historical atlas of ancient RomeExploring prehistoric Europe
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Scarre, C. J. (Christopher J.)

Scarre, C. J. (Christopher J.), 1954-

Scarre Chris

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Scarre Christopher

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Skers, Kriss

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English (318)

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French (23)

Japanese (5)

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