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The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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Beschreibung

"Between c. 900-400 BC the Etruscans were the innovative, powerful, wealthy, and sophisticated elite of Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, including tomb paintings, sculpture, jewellery, and art."

Autorentext
Christopher Smith is Director of the British School at Rome, Professor of Ancient History at the University of St. Andrews, and was Visiting Professor at La Sapienza University. His research focuses on political, social, and constitutional writing. He has authored two books: The Roman Clan: The Gens from Ancient Ideology to Modern Anthropology (Cambridge 2006) and Early Rome and Latium: Economy and Society c. 1000 to 500 B C (Oxford 1996).

Klappentext

The Etruscans (c. 900 - 400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history.



Inhalt

1. Introduction ; 2. The Origins of the Etruscans ; 3. The Etruscan language ; 4. Towards the Etruscan city-state ; 5. The Villanovan revolution ; 6. The Transformation of Etruria ; 7. Etruscan tomb painting and Etruscan art ; 8. Empire, Crisis and Renewal, 600-300 BC ; 9. Etruscan religion ; 10. The Roman Conquest ; 11. Clothing, and the Etruscan body ; 12. Imperial epilogue ; 13. Etruscology: its origins and development ; FURTHER READING

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction
Untertitel: A Very Short Introduction
Autor:
EAN: 9780199547913
ISBN: 978-0-19-954791-3
Format: Taschenbuch
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 168
Gewicht: g
Größe: H174mm x B111mm
Jahr: 2014