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Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations

Michael Dietler and Carolina Lopez-Ruiz


During the first millennium bce, complex encounters of Phoenician and Greek colonists with natives of the Iberian Peninsula transformed the region and influenced the entire history of the Mediterranean. This book brings together a multinational group of contributors to explore ancient Iberia's colonies and indigenous societies, as well as the comparative study of colonialism. These scholars—from a range of disciplines including classics, history, anthropology, and archaeology—address such topics as trade and consumption, changing urban landscapes, cultural transformations, and the ways in whic ... More

Keywords: ancient Iberia, Greek colonists, Iberian Peninsula, indigenous societies, colonialism, trade, urban landscapes, colonial history, natives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226148472
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226148489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Dietler, editor

Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, editor

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Part I Theoretical Issues and Frameworks

Part II New Perspectives on Phoenician and Greek Ventures on the Mediterranean and Atlantic Coasts

Part III Plant Resources, Agrarian Practices, and the Colonial Political Economy

Part IV The Question of Tartessos: A Debate Reframed

[Eight] Phoenicians in Tartessos

María Belén Deamos

Part V Interrogating Colonial Texts and Imagined Landscapes

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Michael Dietler and Carolina López-Ruiz