PROTOHISTORIAN
   The translation of the Italian term protostorico, given to scholars who study protohistory and whose work is accompanied by a distinctive outlook on the Etruscans, characterized by a more explicit interest in theory (including the importance of landscape) and a strong emphasis on the early development of social complexity and state formation. Two schools of protohistory are particularly important: the dominant school (based in Rome and until recently headed by Renato Peroni) and a second school (originally based in Florence, headed by Ferrante Rittatore Vonwiller, and now based in Milan), which has particularly undertaken work in the Fiora Valley, most notably at Sorgenti della Nova.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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  • protohistorian — noun see protohistory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protohistorian — See protohistory. * * * …   Universalium

  • protohistorian — pro·to·historian …   English syllables

  • protohistorian — |prōd.(ˌ)ō+ noun Etymology: protohistory + an : a specialist in protohistory …   Useful english dictionary

  • protohistory — protohistorian /proh toh hi stawr ee euhn, stohr /, n. protohistoric /proh toh hi stawr ik, stor /, protohistorical, adj. /proh toh his teuh ree, his tree/, n., pl. protohistories. 1. a branch of study concerned with the transition period between …   Universalium

  • protohistory — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 the study of human beings in the times that immediately antedate recorded history • protohistorian noun • protohistoric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protohistoric — See protohistorian. * * * …   Universalium

  • PROTOHISTORY (PROTOSTORIA) —    The period between prehistory and history when literary evidence is only indirect and the use of writing by contemporary societies very restricted. The term protostoria is used in central Italy to cover the period (maximally) of 1600 BC to 750 …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • RITTATORE VONWILLER, Ferrante — (1919–1976)    A protohistorian based in Florence, whose work contributed substantially toward knowledge of the Fiora Valley and the definition of the Final Bronze Age, through the term Protovillanovan …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • protohistory — noun the study humans prior to the invention of writing • Syn: ↑protoanthropology • Hypernyms: ↑archeology, ↑archaeology • Hyponyms: ↑protoarcheology, ↑protoarchaeology * * * “ …   Useful english dictionary

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