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    The Etruscans (Peoples of Europe) (Paperback) By (author) Graeme Barker, By (author) Tom Rasmussen

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    DescriptionThe Etruscans were the creators of one of the most highly developed cultures of the pre--Roman Mediterranean.


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    Title
    The Etruscans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graeme Barker, By (author) Tom Rasmussen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631220381
    ISBN 10: 0631220380
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
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    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 937.5
    DC22: 937.5
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DST
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    25 May 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Graeme Barker is Professor of Archaeology and Head of the School of Archaeological Studies at the University of Leicester. He was previously Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Director of the British School at Rome. Tom Rasmussen is Senior Lecturer in the department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Manchester. He has been a fellow of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara.
    Review quote
    "Written with scholarly precision but without condescension The Etruscans deserves to be on the shelves of all those who want an up--to--date overview of the subject." History Today, Volume 48, Sept 98. "As well as offering new approaches and interpretations the book presents the reader with concise summaries of, often highly contentious, recent debates." Vedia Izzet, Christa s College, Cambridge. "In an impressively comprehensive book, they weave together material from a wealth of sources, classical literature, land surveys and excavation -- their text providing a lesson in itself in how to recreate ancient history." History Today.
    Back cover copy
    The Etruscans are one of history's extraordinary casualties. For many centuries they flourished exuberantly in central Italy, only to be completely absorbed into the growing Roman state. Their power, at its height, extended well beyond their borders: they were known and feared by Romans and Greeks alike. Their arresting visual culture was second to none in the peninsula, embracing complex funerary and domestic architecture, tomb-painting, narrative art, and jewellery of great luxury and refinement. Their cities grew to notable size and sophistication. But they wrote no connected account of themselves that survives, and so this book focuses on three types of evidence for reconstructing Roman society: the extremely rich archaeological data, the accounts of Greek and Roman writers, and the inscriptions on Etruscan monuments. Until recently there has been little effort to relate the Etruscans to ancient Mediterranean society as a whole or to the physical landscape that sustained them. This book attempts both. Included are some of the more recent findings from landscape archaeology which help to explain in what kinds of settlement the Etruscans lived, how densely the land was peopled, and how the landscape was organized for agriculture. This approach is balanced by sections on material and visual culture, where the focus is on interpretation within the specific context and setting, and even here the landscape is never far from view. The landscape, ancient and modern, figures too in what is one of the book's unique features: a description of more than sixty sites and a listing of some thirty-five local museums in a format that is both analytical and practical.
    Table of contents
    Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. The Landscape. 2. Origins. 3. Sources and Society. 4. Cultural Transformations. 5. Settlement and Territory. 6. Subsistence and Economy. 7. Life, Cult, and Afterlife. 8. Romanization. Appendix: Etruscan Places -- A Rough Guide. Bibliography. Index.