Antonis Kotsonas receives CHOICE Book Award

By Hannah McDonald
02/17/2021

Antonis Kotsonas, Associate Professor of Mediterranean History and Archaeology, has just received an award from Choice magazine for “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2020 in the field of Ancient History for his book: A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean (Lemos, I.S. and A. Kotsonas (eds) 2020; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell). This award is an extraordinary recognition provided by the academic library community.

A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean offers an original and inclusive review of two key periods of Greek archaeology, which are typically treated separately—the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age. It presents an in-depth exploration of the society and material culture of Greece and the Mediterranean, from the 14th to the early 7th centuries BC. The two-volume companion sets Aegean developments within their broader geographic and cultural context, and presents the wide-ranging interactions with the Mediterranean.

The companion bridges the gap that typically exists between Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology and examines material culture and social practice across Greece and the Mediterranean. A number of specialists examine the environment and demography, and analyze a range of textual and archaeological evidence to shed light on socio-political and cultural developments. The companion also emphasizes regionalism in the archaeology of early Greece and examines the responses of different regions to major phenomena such as state formation, literacy, migration and colonization. Comprehensive in scope, this important companion:

  • Outlines major developments in the two key phases of early Greece, the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age
  • Includes studies of the geography, chronology and demography of early Greece
  • Explores the development of early Greek state and society and examines economy, religion, art and material culture
  • Sets Aegean developments within their Mediterranean context

Written for students, and scholars interested in the material culture of the era, A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide that bridges the gap between the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.