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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 lifestyles the actual international of historic urban dwellers via targeting facts recovered from archaeological excavations. city shape is the point of interest: the actual visual appeal and total plans of the towns, their structure and ordinary topography, and the cultural and historic contexts within which they flourished. awareness can also be paid to non-urban positive aspects similar to spiritual sanctuaries and burial grounds, locations 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, equivalent to pottery, sculpture, wall work, mosaics and cash. Ancient Cities is rare in providing this wide variety of outdated international cultures in such entire element, giving equivalent weight to the Preclassical and Classical sessions, and in displaying the hyperlinks among those historic cultures.

User-friendly positive factors include:

    • use of transparent and available language, assuming no prior historical past wisdom

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

    • historical summaries, extra analyzing prepared via subject, plus a consolidated bibliography and finished index

    • new to the second one variation: a better half web site with an interactive timeline, bankruptcy summaries, examine questions, illustrations and a thesaurus of archaeological and historic 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 transformed her acclaimed illustrations. Readers and academics should be overjoyed 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 complete presentation of old Mediterranean and close to japanese towns, its wealthy number of illustrations, and its new better half web site, Ancient Cities will stay an important textbook for college and highschool scholars throughout a variety of archaeology, historical background, and historic close to jap, Biblical, and classical stories courses.

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