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    DescriptionThis study of the changing relationships between burial rituals and social structure in Early Iron Age Greece will be required reading for all archaeologists working with burial evidence, in whatever period. This book differs from many topical studies of state formation in that unique and particular developments are given as much weight as those factors which are common to all early states. The ancient literary evidence and the relevant historical and anthropological comparisons are extensively drawn on in an attempt to explain the transition to the city-state, a development which was to have decisive effects for the subsequent development of European society.


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    Title
    Burial and Ancient Society
    Subtitle
    The Rise of the Greek City-state
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Morris, Series edited by Colin Renfrew, Series edited by Wendy Ashmore, Series edited by Clive Stephen Gamble, Series edited by John O'Shea
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521387385
    ISBN 10: 0521387388
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A17604025
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    10 half-tones, 17 tables, 69 line diagrams
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    11 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Burial and Ancient Society by Ian Morris is an important book ... Unconvinced by the arguments for very rapid population growth and population decline in Attica ... Morris argues that the evidence reflects changes in the proportion of the total population buried in archaeologically visible ways, rather than changes in the size of the population ... No doubt the debate will continue, but this is a significent contribution to it.' Greece & Rome
    Table of contents
    List of figures and tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the argument; Part I: 2. The living and the dead; 3. The social dimensions of early Greek burial; Part II: 4. Demography and space; 5. The burying groups; 6. Exclusion and retrieval; 7. Mortuary and display; 9. Pottery and population; Part III: 10. The rise of the polis; 11. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Site index; General index.