Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Kleĭn, L. S. (Lev Samuilovich)

Title Soviet archaeology : trends, schools, and history / by Leo S. Klejn ; translated by Kevin Windle, Rosh Ireland
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Online access available from:
Oxford Scholarship Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 411 pages, 6 of plates) : illustrations, color maps
Series Oxford studies in the history of archaeology
Oxford studies in the history of archaeology.
Summary This title examines the peculiar phenomenon which was Soviet archaeology, showing where it differs from Western archaeology and the archaeology of pre-revolutionary Russia, and where it reveals similarities. The book asks whether Soviet archaeology can be regarded as Marxist, and, if so, whether Marxism was to Russian archaeology a help or a hindrance at that time. Were the writings of Soviet archaeologists mere propaganda, driving their own political agenda, or can they be read as objective studies of our past?
Notes Translated from the Russian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Archaeology -- Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Windle, Kevin, 1947-
Ireland, Rosh.
ISBN 9780191804595 ebook