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Title: Seeking Refuge in Mountain Fortresses and Temporary Shelters
Subtitle: Approaching Militarisation Processes in the Van, Sevan and Orumiyeh Basins
Author(s): DAN, Roberto , CESARETTI, Andrea
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 20    Date: 2021   
Pages: 1-19
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.20.0.3289526

Abstract :
This article is intended as the first of three that investigate systematically the complex phenomenon of militarisation. It was decided to examine an extensive but culturally homogeneous geographical zone which corresponds roughly to the area of the three large basins of lakes Van, Sevan and Orumiyeh. Starting from previous theories according to which the phenomenon of militarisation was confined to a well-defined chronological span and to restricted contexts over time, we propose a perspective – in agreement with the archaeological data currently available – which sees the development of this phenomenon as being much more long-lasting and even more complex.

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