The Struggle Between Life and Death in Proto-bactrian Culture: Ritual and Conflict (Mellen Studies in Anthropology S. v. 5)

The Struggle Between Life and Death in Proto-bactrian Culture: Ritual and Conflict (Mellen Studies in Anthropology S. v. 5)

By: Vladimir I Ionesov (author)Hardback

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A systematic analysis of the Bactrian archaeological record. The author's assessments of excavated findings aim to provide a better sense of how urban (or fortress-city) life developed out of small-scale traditional societies.

Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES COMMENDATORY PREFACE by Garry Winston Trompf FOREWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION 1-12 1. ANCIENT BACTRIAN REGION WITHIN CENTRAL ASIA 1 2. WRITTEN SOURSES ABOUT BACTRIA 2-4 3. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF BACTRIAN AREA 4-5 4. SHERABAD OASIS WITHIN THE ANCIENT BACTRIAN AREA: ROLE AND POSITION 5-7 5. BRONZE AGE CULTYRE OF CENTRAL ASIA IN THE STUDY OF PROTO-STATE GENESIS 7-10 6. CULTURE AS TRANSITIONAL COMPLEX 10-12 PART I: THE HISTORY IN TRANSITION 13-29 1. PROTO-STATE FORMATION AS TRANSITIONAL PROCESS 14-19 2. CENTRAL ASIA BETWEEN TRIBAL SOCIETY AND STATEHOOD 19-22 3. SOCIAL-HISTORICAL SITUATION IN BACTRIA AREA IN BRONZE AGE 22-26 4. WAYS OF DEVELOPMENT OF PROTO-BACTRIAN CULTURE 26-29 PART II: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS 30-80 1. CEMETERIES OF SAPALLI CULTURE 31-34 2. DEVELOPMENT'S TRENDS OF BURIAL GROUNDS: TOPOGRAPHY, EVOLUTION, DIVISION 34-42 3. MORTUARY PRACTICE AND ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS 42-72 a.FUNERAL RITE AS RITUALIZATION OF TRANSITION b.EVOLUTION OF THE FUNERAL RITE IN SAPALLI CULTURE - Sapalli stage - Djarkutan I stage - Djarkutan II stage - Kuzali stage - Molali stage - Bustan stage c.STRUCTURE OF FUNERAL RITE 4. CHANGE AND CONSTANCY 72-80 a.TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS b.INTERCULTURAL INFLUENCE PART III: THE RITUAL PROCESS 81-125 1. CENOTAPHS AS SYMBOLIC COMPLEX 82-100 a.STUDY OF CENOTAPHS b.CENOTAPHS OF SAPALLI CULTURE c.SOCIAL CHANGES AND RITUAL PROCESS d.RITUAL-SYMBOLIC FUNCTION e.RITUALIZATION OF CONFLICT 2. IMITATIVE RITUAL IN TRANSITIONAL CULTURE 100-125 a.IMITATIVE OBJECTS b.IMITATION AS RITUAL PROCESS c.IMITATION AS SYMBOLIC MODEL d.RITUAL OF IMITATION AS OVERCOMING CONFLICT e.SOCIAL AND SACRED IN IMITATIVE RITUAL f.LIFE THROUGH DEATH: SOUL, TIME, SPACE, REBIRTH, TRANSITION IN IMITATIVE RITUAL g.PEOPLES AND THINGS h.IMITATIVE RITUAL AS SURVIVAL'S ENVIRONMENT PART IY: THE SOCIAL PROCESS 126-176 1. PROTO-STATE SOCIETY IN NORTHERN BACTRIA 127-155 a. SEX AND AGE DIVISION b. SOCIAL STRUCTURE c. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 2. PROTO-BACTRIAN CULTURE IN TRANSITION 155-176 a. CULTURE AND SOCIETY WITHIN TRANSITIONAL TIME b. TRANSITIONAL SOCIETY AND EMERGENCE OF ZOROASTRIANISM: PROTO-BACTRIAN CONTEXT c. SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPE d. SYNTHESIS IN CULTURE CONCLUSION 177-185 1. DJARKUTAN AS EARLY URBAN CENTER WITHIN TRANSITIONAL TIME 177-178 2. PROTO-BACTRIAN CULTURE AND STATE FORMATION: SOME POINTS OF STUDY 178-183 3. SOCIAL MIXATION AND INTERCULTURAL SYNTHESIS 184-185 APPENDIX 186-190 BIBLIOGRAPHY 191-212 INDEX OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES 213-214 INDEX 215-217

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  • ISBN13: 9780773472907
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780773472907
  • ISBN10: 0773472908

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