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Author Leach, Stephen D., author.

Title A Russian perspective on theoretical archaeology : the life and work of Leo S. Klein / Stephen Leach
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2015]
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Contents Foreword / by Stephen Shennan -- Preface -- Part I: Life Story -- Chapter 1: Before Prison -- Chapter 2: Prison -- Chapter 3: After Prison -- Part II: Life's Work -- Chapter 4: Anthropology -- Chapter 5: Homeric Studies -- Chapter 6: The Resurrection of Perun -- Chapter 7: Ethnogenesis -- Chapter 8: Histories of Archaeology -- Chapter 9: Theoretical Archaeology in Relation to Practice -- Chapter 10: What is Theoretical Archaeology? -- Chapter 11: The Archaeologist and the Detective -- Appendix A: The Commandments -- Appendix B: Klejn's Bibliography
Summary "Both the work and the life of Leo S. Klejn, Russia's foremost archaeological theorist, remain generally unrecognized by Western scholars. Until now. In this biography and summary of his work, Stephen Leach outlines Klejn's wide-ranging theoretical contributions on the place and nature of archaeology. The book details: Klejn's diverse work on ethnogenesis, migration, Homeric studies, pagan Slavic religion, homosexuality, and the history of archaeology; his life challenges as a Russian Jewish scholar, jailed for homosexuality by the KGB and for his challenges to Marxist dogma; his key contributions to theoretical archaeology; and, in particular, Klejn's comparisons between archaeologists and forensic scientists"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kleĭn, L. S. (Lev Samuilovich)
Kleĭn, L. S. (Lev Samuilovich) -- Philosophy
Kleĭn, L. S. (Lev Samuilovich)
Archaeologists -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Archaeology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Soviet Union -- History
Jewish scholars -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Archaeology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Jewish scholars.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315435608