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    DescriptionIn this survey of the burial and settlement evidence of late Iron Age Etruria, Corinna Riva offers a new reading of the socio-political transformations that led to the formation of urban centres in Tyrrhenian central Italy. Through a close examination of burial ritual and the material culture associated with it, Riva traces the transformations of seventh-century elite funerary practices and the structuring of political power around these practices in Etruria, arguing that the tomb became the locus for the articulation of new forms of political authority at urban centres. Challenging established views that deem contact with eastern Mediterranean regions crucial to these developments, Riva offers a radically new interpretation of the so-called Orientalizing material culture, taking a long-term perspective on local changes and east-west contact across the Mediterranean.

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    The Urbanization of Etruria
    Funerary Practices and Social Change, 700-600 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Corinna Riva
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521514477
    ISBN 10: 0521514479

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    Illustrations note
    59 b/w illus. 3 maps
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    01 January 2010
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    Author Information
    Corinna Riva is Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology at University College London. A scholar of Iron Age Italy and the first millennium BC in the central Mediterranean, she is co-director of the Upper Esino Valley Survey Project. She is co-editor, with Nicholas Vella, of Debating Orientalization: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Change in the Ancient Mediterranean and, with G. Bradley and E. Isayev, Ancient Italy: Regions without Boundaries.
    Table of contents
    1. The ancient city and Etruria; 2. A long process and rapid change; 3. Orientalizing: accessibility and transformation; 4. The transformation of funerary ideology; 5. The transformation of political authority; 6. The transformation of grave-goods; 7. Etruria and its urban Mediterranean network.