A. Bernard Knapp offers a brand new island archaeology and island historical past of Bronze Age and early Iron Age Cyprus, set in its Mediterranean context. Drawing out tensions among other ways of brooding about islands, and the way they're hooked up or remoted from surrounding islands and mainlands, Knapp addresses an under-studied yet dynamic new box of archaeological enquiry - the social id of prehistoric and protohistoric Mediterranean islanders. In treating matters similar to ethnicity, migration, and hybridization, he presents an up to date theoretical research of quite a lot of proper archaeological facts. In utilizing old records to re-present the Cypriot earlier, he additionally bargains an built-in archaeological and socio-historical synthesis of insularity and social id at the Mediterranean's 3rd greatest island.
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