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ISIS, Heritage, and the Spectacles of Destruction in the Global Media
This paper focuses on ISIS's recent destruction of archaeological heritage in Iraq and its (self-) representation in the global media. It is argued that the Islamic State's destruction ofExpand
‘Source of the Tigris’. Event, place and performance in the Assyrian landscapes of the Early Iron Age
Performative engagements with specific, culturally significant places were among the primary means of configuring landscapes in the ancient world. Ancient states often appropriated symbolic or ritualExpand
Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near East: Introduction
This book investigates the founding and building of cities in the ancient Near East. The creation of new cities was imagined as an ideological project or a divine intervention in the politicalExpand
Urban Utopias and How They Fell Apart: The Political Ecology of Gezi Parkı
Drawing on the insights of the field of political ecology, this chapter suggests that the Gezi protests represent “the sudden but perhaps expected eruption of an urban grassroots movement for theExpand
Monuments and Memory: Architecture and Visual Culture in Ancient Anatolian History
STEADMAN-Chapter 28-PageProof 623 March 30, 2011 12:13 PM One could say that, in its world-forming capacity, architecture transforms geological time into human time, which is another way of saying itExpand
Water and Power in Past Societies
As the effects of global warming and climate change are increasingly felt world-wide, the political ecology of water has become a major concern. Whether the problem is too much water floodingExpand
Beyond Aššur: New Cities and the Assyrian Politics of Landscape
This article investigates the making of Assyrian landscapes during the late second and early first millennia B.C.E. From the late 14th century B.C.E. onward, the Assyrians designated the emergentExpand
Moving Landscapes, Making Place: Cities, Monuments and Commemoration at Malizi/Melid
The urbanization of Syro-Hittite (Luwian and Aramaean) states is one of most complex yet little explored regional processes in Near Eastern history and archaeology. In this study, I discuss aspectsExpand