Key Themes in Ancient History

Key Themes in Ancient History

Zuiderhoek, Arjan (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book provides an accessible survey of scholarly debates on Greek and Roman cities, as well as a sketch of the cities' chief characteristics. It is aimed primarily at students of ancient history and general readers, but also at scholars working on urbanism in other periods and places.
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?
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