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    DescriptionBeneath the cultural peaks of Ancient Greece lay the basic agricultural economy that made civilization possible. This book studies Greek country life from its earliest beginnings to the recent past, revealing a sequence of geological, geographical, cultural, and economic images spanning some 50,000 years of human settlement and land use.


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    Title
    Beyond the Acropolis
    Subtitle
    A Rural Greek Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tjeerd H. Van Andel, By (author) Curtis N. Runnels
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804726214
    ISBN 10: 0804726213
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC classification: DF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    B&T Approval Code: A15205060
    Abridged Dewey: 949
    DC21: 949.5009734
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DXG, 1QBAG, 1QBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    34 half-tones 26 maps
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Author Information
    Tjeerd H. van Andel is Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences Emeritus at Stanford University. Curtis N. Runnels is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Boston University.
    Review quote
    "It is a rare and happy situation when a 'useful' book is also a pleasure to read. Such is the case with this book ... which should be required reading for every person with a serious interest in any period of Greek history... The presentation of the story is engaging, leavened throughout with wit and common sense... The gracefully written text is accompanied by numerous maps and superb illustrations." - American Historical Review "This charming and humane book deserves the attention of all those interested in archaeology in the widest sense of the word and of those keen to understand man's relationship to the natural landscape." - The Times Literary Supplement "The text is well written and clear, the authors say it was fun to write, and with a mixture of well-designed maps and sketches of modern life and landscape, it is attractively produced and a good read." - Antiquity "Beyond the Acropolis sets a new standard in the genre of popularizations of Mediterranean archaeological research." - Modern Greek Studies Yearbook
    Back cover copy
    "It is a rare and happy situation when a 'useful' book is also a pleasure to read. Such is the case with this book . . . which should be required reading for every person with a serious interest in any period of Greek history. . . . The presentation of the story is engaging, leavened throughout with wit and common sense. . . . The gracefully written text is accompanied by numerous maps and superb illustrations." --American Historical Review "This charming and humane book deserves the attention of all those interested in archaeology in the widest sense of the word and of those keen to understand man's relationship to the natural landscape." --The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Introduction: bright dots on a shadowed landscape; 1. A Greek countryside; 2. Walking in the fields: archaeology without digging; 3. Hunting the wild ass: earliest man in the Southern Argolid; 4. An outpost of the agricultural revolution; 5. Civilization coming; 6. At the edge of a greater world; 7. Byzantine chapels to beach hotels; 8. Learning to take care of the soil; 9. Growth and decline: a history of people; Epilogue: what next?; Glossary; Bibliographic essay: a guide for general reading, documentation and referencing; Bibliography; Index.