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    The Ancient City: A Study of the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) (Paperback) By (author) Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges

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    DescriptionWith this influential study, French historian Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges initiated a new approach to Greek and Roman city organization. Fustel de Coulanges' 1864 masterpiece, "La Cite antique, " drew upon physical evidence as well as ancient documents rather than the usual post-Classical histories. The result is a fresh, accurate, and detailed portrait of the religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero. This fascinating sociological account reveals the significance of kinship and the cult of the family hearth and ancestors to ancient Hellenic and Latin urban culture. It chronicles the rise of family-centered pagan belief systems, tracing their gradual decline to the spread of Christianity. Fustel cites ancient Indian and Hebrew texts as well as Greek and Roman sources. The ingenuity of his interpretations, along with his striking prose style, offer readers a vital and enduring historic survey.


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    Title
    The Ancient City
    Subtitle
    A Study of the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 396
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486447308
    ISBN 10: 0486447308
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: JC51 .F89 2006
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    12 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York