Collection: Historical Archaeologies Series

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The Historical Archaeologies Series (HAS) is a new monograph series in the Archaeopress Access Archaeology imprint for studies that explore past societies, considering long-term perspectives, with a particular focus on the archaeological study of literate societies.

The collection is interested in the historical dimension of archaeological research, exploiting perspectives such as microhistory, multiscale analysis, comparative studies, multiple temporalities, deep landscapes, etc. The multiproxy analysis of historical societies is also a key concern, considering not only the extensive use of archaeological sciences, but also more ‘traditional’ sources in a critical and inclusive way. The archaeological study of written records and the documentary study of the archaeological record, overcoming the scholarly disjuncture between disciplines, are among the perspectives that will be enhanced, together with conceptually and theoretically informed approaches. There is also a keen interest in topics, geographies, and initiatives emerging in the periphery of mainstream archaeological research. The series intends also to open avenues to younger scholars and groundbreaking research, covering worldwide geographies.

The Historical Archaeologies Series will comprise:
1. Thematic studies that offer a comprehensive review of the most important current problems in archaeology in a long long-term perspective, in particular the archaeological study of medieval, modern, and contemporary periods.
2. Original research monographs between 60,000 and 200,000 words. Monographs should follow the standard format of an archaeological paper. Papers will be submitted to a double-blind peer review process.
3. Collective books centered on relevant topics related to historical archaeologies.
4. Innovative and experimental proposals aimed at overcoming the limits of current historical archaeologies.


Series Editors:

Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo, University of the Basque Country

Catarina Tente, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

The 10th Century in Western Europe

ed. Igor Santos Salazar et al.

11 essays from both historians and archaeologists achieve a re-reading of a the tenth century, which has been central to the interpretation of the historical development of Europe over the past decade. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

Arqueología de las sociedades locales en la Alta Edad Media

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo et al.

This volume brings together a large number of specialized studies and provides an interpretation of the site of San Julián de Aistra (Zalduondo-Araia, Álava) in terms of socio-political practices that define the main characteristics of early medieval local societies in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. READ MORE

Paperback: £85.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

Agrarian Archaeology in Northwestern Iberia

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo

Devoted to the archaeological study of the societies and agrarian landscapes of Northwestern Iberia in the longue durée, this book brings together the results of some of the main projects carried out in recent decades from off-site records, providing a fresh perspective for the understanding of historical landscapes. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

People and Agrarian Landscapes: An Archaeology of Postclassical Local Societies in the Western Mediterranean

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo et al.

This book provides an overview of the driving theories, methodologies and main topics that have been addressed to date regarding agrarian archaeology. The text is presented as an introduction for students, a critical reading guide for other scholars, and an informative instrument aimed at a wide audience. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99