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Urban Society In Roman Italy - Tim J. Cornell

Urban Society In Roman Italy

By: Tim J. Cornell (Editor), Kathryn Lomas (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th June 1996
ISBN: 9781857286441
Number Of Pages: 240

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This collection of original essays focuses upon Roman Italy where, with over 400 cities, urbanization was at the very centre of Italian civilization. Informed by an awareness of the social and anthropological issues of recent research, these contributions explore not only questions of urban origins, interaction with the countryside and economic function, but also the social use of space within the city and the nature of the development process.; These studies are aimed not only at ancient historians and classical archaeologists, but are directed towards those working in the related fields of urban studies in the Mediterranean world and elsewhere and upon the general theory of towns and complex societies.

Do theories of the ancient city matter?
Max Weber and the ancient city
Warfare and urbanization in ancient Italy
The urban texture of Pompeii
The organization of space in Pompeii
The idea of the city and the excavations at Pompeii
Slouching towards Rome - Mussolini's imperial vision
Urban elites and acculturation in southern Italy
Rusticity and religion - city and countryside in Roman Italy
Three Ostian houses - urban development and the building trade
Villa economies and the city
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ISBN: 9781857286441
ISBN-10: 1857286448
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27th June 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1