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The Resource The ancient city, Arjan Zuiderhoek, (electronic resource)

The ancient city, Arjan Zuiderhoek, (electronic resource)

Label
The ancient city
Title
The ancient city
Statement of responsibility
Arjan Zuiderhoek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Greece and Rome were quintessentially urban societies. Ancient culture, politics and society arose and developed in the context of the polis and the civitas. In modern scholarship, the ancient city has been the subject of intense debates due to the strong association in Western thought between urbanism, capitalism and modernity. In this book, Arjan Zuiderhoek provides a survey of the main issues at stake in these debates, as well as a sketch of the chief characteristics of Greek and Roman cities. He argues that the ancient Greco-Roman city was indeed a highly specific form of urbanism, but that this does not imply that the ancient city was somehow 'superior' or 'inferior' to forms of urbanism in other societies, just (interestingly) different. The book is aimed primarily at students of ancient history and general readers, but also at scholars working on urbanism in other periods and places
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1976-
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Zuiderhoek, Arjan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Key themes in ancient history
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  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Greece
  • Rome
Label
The ancient city, Arjan Zuiderhoek, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Nov 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: the ancient city as concept and reality; 2. Origins, development and spread of cities in the ancient world; 3. City and country; 4. Urban landscape and environment; 5. Politics and political institutions; 6. Civic ritual and civic identity; 7. Urban society: stratification and mobility; 8. The urban economy; 9. City-states and cities and states; 10. The end of the ancient city?
Control code
ssib026489245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780511979224
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib026489245
Label
The ancient city, Arjan Zuiderhoek, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Nov 2016)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: the ancient city as concept and reality; 2. Origins, development and spread of cities in the ancient world; 3. City and country; 4. Urban landscape and environment; 5. Politics and political institutions; 6. Civic ritual and civic identity; 7. Urban society: stratification and mobility; 8. The urban economy; 9. City-states and cities and states; 10. The end of the ancient city?
Control code
ssib026489245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780511979224
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib026489245

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