Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient by Charles Gates

By Charles Gates

Ancient towns surveys the towns of the traditional close to East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the views of archaeology and architectural historical past, bringing to existence the actual international of old urban dwellers by way of focusing on facts recovered from archaeological excavations. city shape is the focal point: the actual visual appeal and total plans of the towns, their structure and traditional topography, and the cultural and old contexts during which they flourished. awareness is usually paid to non-urban gains equivalent to non secular sanctuaries and burial grounds, areas and associations that have been a well-recognized a part of town dweller's adventure. gadgets or artifacts that represented the basic furniture of lifestyle are mentioned, reminiscent of pottery, sculpture, wall work, mosaics and cash. Ancient Cities is rare in offering this wide selection of outdated international cultures in such entire element, giving equivalent weight to the Preclassical and Classical classes, and in displaying the hyperlinks among those old cultures.

User-friendly positive aspects include:

    • use of transparent and obtainable language, assuming no past heritage wisdom

    • lavishly illustrated with over three hundred line drawings, maps, and photographs

    • historical summaries, additional interpreting prepared via subject, plus a consolidated bibliography and entire index

    • new to the second one variation: a significant other site with an interactive timeline, bankruptcy summaries, research questions, illustrations and a word list of archaeological and ancient terms.

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In this moment version, Charles Gates has comprehensively revised and up-to-date his unique textual content, and Neslihan Y?lmaz has remodeled her acclaimed illustrations. Readers and teachers might be thrilled to determine a brand new bankruptcy on Phoenician towns within the first millennium BC, and new sections on Göbekli Tepe, the sensational Neolithic sanctuary; Sinope, a Greek urban at the Black beach; and towns of the western Roman Empire. With its finished presentation of historic Mediterranean and close to japanese towns, its wealthy choice of illustrations, and its new spouse web site, Ancient Cities will stay a vital textbook for collage and highschool scholars throughout quite a lot of archaeology, historic heritage, and old close to jap, Biblical, and classical reports courses.

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