Women Archaeologists under Communism, 1917-1989

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
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This book explores the uncharted territory of the history of archaeology under Communism through the biographies of five women archaeologists from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Poland. They were working in medieval archaeology, with a specific focus on the (early) Slavs. The choice of specialists in medieval archaeology has much to do with the fact that in the five East European countries considered in this book, medieval archaeology began to develop into a serious discipline less than a century ago. The main catalyst for the sudden rise of medieval archaeology was a dramatic shift in emphasis from traditional political and constitutional to social and economic history. In five countries, the rise of medieval archaeology thus coincides in time, and was ultimately caused by the imposition of Communist regimes. The five women were therefore true pioneers in their field, and respective countries.

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ISBN 9783030875220
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 29.11.2022
Umfang 227 Seiten
Genre Geschichte
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing