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    Living Through the Dead: Burial and Commemoration in the Classical World (Studies in Funerary Archaeology) (Paperback) Edited by Maureen Carroll, Edited by Jane Rempel

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    DescriptionThis volume investigates the archaeology of death and commemoration through thematically linked case studies drawn from the Classical world. These investigations stress the processes of burial and commemoration as inherently social and designed for an audience, and they explore the meaning and importance attached to preserving memory. While previous investigations of Greek and Roman death and burial have tended to concentrate on period- or regionally-specific sets of data, this volume instead focuses on a series of topical connections that highlight important facets of death and commemoration significant to the larger Classical world. Living through the dead investigates the subject of death and commemoration from a diverse set of archaeologically informed approaches, including visual reception, detailed analysis of excavated remains, landscape, and post-classical reflections and draws on artefactual, documentary and pictorial evidence. The nine papers present recent research by some of the leading voices on the subject, as well as some fresh perspectives. Case studies come from Thermopylae, the Bosporan kingdom, Athens, Republican Rome, Pompeii and Egypt. As a collected volume, they provide thematically linked investigations of key issues in ritual, memory and (self)presentation associated with death and burial in the Classical period. As such, this volume will be of particular interest to postgraduate students and academics with specialist interests in the archaeology of the Classical world and also more broadly, as a source of comparative material, to people working on issues related to the archaeology of death and commemoration.

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    Living Through the Dead
    Burial and Commemoration in the Classical World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Maureen Carroll, Edited by Jane Rempel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842173763
    ISBN 10: 1842173766

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    DC22: 393.0938
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    LC classification: DE61.B87 L59 2011
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    DC22: 393.093
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    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHBZ, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    79 b/w illustrations and maps
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
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    Review quote
    ...the papers in this volume are intriguing new takes on the representation of the dead and the role of the living in the long process of burial and commemoration.'--Kristina Killgrove"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (01/01/0001)