Splendid Isolation: The eruption of the Laacher See volcano and southern Scandinavian Late Glacial hunter-gatherers (Bog, Hæftet, Engelsk)

Af: Felix Riede


Nedsat pris! Splendid Isolation: The eruption of the Laacher See volcano and southern Scandinavian Late Glacial hunter-gatherers
Forlag: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Format: Hæftet
Type: Bog
Sprog: Engelsk
ISBN-13: 9788771241273
Udgave: 1. (03-07-2017)
Oplag: 1. (03-07-2017)
Første udgivelsesår: 2017
Indbinding: Hæftet
Sideantal: 214
Originalsprog: Engelsk
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The year is 12,800 BP. Europe is entirely occupied by people of the so-called Upper Magdalenian culture. Well, not entirely ... one small region, southern Scandinavia, differs markedly from its neighbours.

These lines open the first book-length treatment of the cultural evolution of late ice age forager societies at the northern edge of Europe. Splendid Isolation summarises more than ten years of research that connects the cataclysmic eruption of the Laacher See volcano in present-day western Germany with contemporary cultural changes. It also offers an in-depth treatment of the eruption's impact on plants, animals and people as well as its cultural-historical consequences. Invoking the term 'splendid isolation', the author argues that despite the eruption's evidently detrimental ecological impacts, it led to a regional cultural effervescence in the form of the Bromme culture. By charting this past calamity, the book also shows how the study of ancient disasters can be made useful in today's debates of resilience, vulnerability and apocalypse.

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