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    DescriptionHousing is shaped by culturally-specific expectations about the kinds of architecture and furnishings that are appropriate; about how and where different activities should be carried out; and by and with whom. It is those expectations, and the wider social and cultural systems of which they are a part, that are explored in this volume. At the same time, the book as a whole argues two larger points: first, that while houses, households and families have in recent years become increasingly important as objects of inquiry in Greek and Roman contexts, their potential as sources of information about broader social-historical issues has yet to be fully realised; and second, that greater weight and independence should be given to material culture as a source for studying ancient history. The book will be invaluable for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students and scholars.


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    Title
    Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lisa C. Nevett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 198
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521783361
    ISBN 10: 0521783364
    Classifications

    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, AM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 643.10937, 392.360938
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC22: 392.3/60938
    LC classification: DF99 .N47 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AM, NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    38 b/w illus. 3 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Lisa C. Nevett is Associate Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Michigan. She has contributed articles and chapters to a wide variety of journals and edited volumes, and her own books include House and Society in the Ancient Greek World (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Ancient Greek Houses and Households (edited with Bradley A. Ault, 2005).
    Review quote
    "This is a welcome interpretation of the chiefly material (archaeological) evidence for households from eighth century BCE Greece through fourth century CE Roman times. The author provides an insightful view of the ordinary activities of daily life in the classical world through its material evidence and clearly shows how much detail is learned from this cultural, sociological, and historical approach." --Choice
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Domestic space and social organisation; 2. House form and social complexity: the transformation of early Iron Age Greece; 3. A space for 'hurling the furniture'?: the andron and the development of Greek domestic symposia; 4. Housing and cultural identity: Delos, between Greece and Rome; 5. Seeing the domus behind the dominus in Roman Pompeii: artefact distributions as evidence for the whole household; 6. Housing as symbol: elite self-presentation in North Africa under Roman rule; Epilogue. Domestic space and social organisation in classical antiquity; Glossary; Period names and dates referred to in this book.