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1. Title Title of document Understanding the Social Aspects of the Built Environment - Monumental Architecture, Place and Social Interaction in Late Bronze Age Cyprus
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Kevin D. Fisher; Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto ;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology
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6. Description Abstract This monograph adopts an integrative approach to investigate how Cypriot elites employed monumental architecture as a means of advancing their sociopolitical power during the Late Bronze Age (LBA; c. 1750-1050 BC). Using such an approach, archaeologists studying ancient societies elsewhere in the Mediterranean should be able to analyze the relationship between the built environment and human behaviour. Monumental buildings on Late Bronze Age Cyprus provided contexts for social interactions, such as ceremonial feasting and religious rituals, that created social bonds or emphasized social distance as the sociopolitical objectives of interaction required. More than just spaces, these contexts were socially-constructed places, imbued with identity and memory, that played an integral role in social organization during this transformative period. The integrative approach emphasizes the role of buildings in controlling movement and encounter and in serving as the contexts for interactions through which sociopolitical structures are developed, maintained, transformed and reproduced. It investigates this using an interdisciplinary methodology that integrates access analysis with nonverbal communication and visibility analyses.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Oct-2020
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24634
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Monumental Architecture, Place and Social Interaction in Late Bronze Age Cyprus
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd