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    DescriptionThe city is widely regarded as the most characteristic expression of the social, cultural and economic formations of the Roman Empire. This was especially true in the Latin-speaking West, where urbanism was much less deeply ingrained than in the Greek-speaking East but where networks of cities grew up during the centuries following conquest and occupation. This up-to-date and well-illustrated synthesis provides students and specialists with an overview of the development of the city in Italy, Gaul, Britain, Germany, Spain and North Africa, whether their interests lie in ancient history, Roman archaeology or the wider history of urbanism. It accounts not only for the city's geographical and temporal spread and its associated monuments (such as amphitheatres and baths), but also for its importance to the rulers of the Empire as well as the provincials and locals.


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    Title
    The City in the Roman West, C.250 BC-c.AD 250
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Esmonde Cleary, By (author) Ray Laurence, By (author) Gareth Sears
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 367
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521701402
    ISBN 10: 0521701406
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    DC22: 307.760937
    LC classification: DG70.A1 L38 2011
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    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    16 b/w illus. 74 maps 15 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    22 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Ray Laurence is Reader in Ancient History at the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on the history of ancient Rome, including Roman Pompeii: Space and Society (2nd edition, 2007), Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World: Rome (2008) and Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome (2009). Simon Esmonde-Cleary is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. His previous books include The Ending of Roman Britain (1989) and Rome in the Pyrenees: Lugdunum and the Convenae from the First Century BC to the Seventh Century AD (2007). Gareth Sears is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Late Roman African Urbanism (2007).
    Review quote
    "Students of Rome's empire will learn much from this work. Paper, binding, typography, bibliography, and index are up to the publisher's high standards, and at a fairly modest price for the paperback." --Choice
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The creation of an urban culture; 2. Colonisation and the development of Roman urbanism; 3. City foundation, government and urbanism; 4. The reception of Roman urbanism in the West; 5. Town planning, competition and the aesthetics of urbanism; 6. Defining a new town: walls, streets and temples; 7. Assembling the city: forum and basilica; 8. Assembling the city: baths and urban life; 9. Assembling the city: theatres and sacred space; 10. Assembling the city: amphitheatres; 11. The Roman city in ca.AD 250: an urban legacy of Empire?; Bibliography; Index.