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City and Country in the Ancient World : Leicester-nottingham Studies in Ancient Society - John Rich

City and Country in the Ancient World

Leicester-nottingham Studies in Ancient Society

By: John Rich (Editor), Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1992
ISBN: 9780415082235
Number Of Pages: 328

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The ancient Greco-Roman world was a world of cities, not in the modern sense of massive urban conglomerates, but in the distinctive sense of communities that embraced the surrounding countryside.
Interest in the special relationship of town and country in the ancient world goes back to Max Weber and beyond. Now available in paperback, this collection of essays by influential archaeologists and historians seeks to bring together the two disciplines in exploring the city-country relationship and its impact on social, political, economic, and cultural conditions in classical antiquity.
Topics include the rise of the polis in ancient Greece, the economic and cultural role of city elites in Asia Minor, Spain and Britain, and the role of taxation in subordinating country to town. Amply illustrated, the book offers new research into a variety of areas and opens a familiar subject to fresh approaches. It will interest professional archaeologists and historians as well as students and the general reader.

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Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Archaeology and the Study of the Greek Cityp. 1
The Early Polis as City and Statep. 25
Modelling Settlement Structures in Ancient Greece: New Approaches to the Polisp. 59
Surveys, Cities and Synoecismp. 97
Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Subsistence: Exchange and Society in the Greek Cityp. 119
Settlement, City and Elite in Samnium and Lyciap. 147
Roman Towns and Their Territories: an Archaeological Perspectivep. 169
Towns and Territories in Southern Etruriap. 191
City, Territory and Taxationp. 211
Elites and Trade in the Roman Townp. 241
Spatial Organisation and Social Change in Roman Townsp. 273
Indexp. 295
List of Contributorsp. 306
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ISBN: 9780415082235
ISBN-10: 0415082234
Series: Leicester-nottingham Studies in Ancient Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 3rd September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1