The archaeology of Roman Germany: A Dutch perspective

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This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. The book gives Anglophone readers a representative, well-grounded survey of the current status of the archaeology of Roman Germany. It reveals a discipline that is evolving strongly in an interpretative sense, a discipline to which traditional stereotypical labels such as ‘positivist’ and ‘descriptive’ or ‘an archaeology at risk’ (Bloemers 2002) no longer apply. German archaeologists face the challenge of continuing to nurture their rigorous historicizing and empirical traditions, while at the same time seeking closer integration with social theory-building and the findings of scientific archaeology. The contributions to this volume are steps in this direction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the archaeology of Roman Germany
EditorsSimon James, Stefan Krmnicek
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherThe Oxford University Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780199665730
ISBN (Print)9780199665730
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Publication series

NameOxford Handbooks
PublisherOxford University Press

Bibliographical note

In Part IV: External Perspectives and Final Thoughts; 9. The Foreign Commentaries


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