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Ancient City (Paperback) (Arjan Zuiderhoek)

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"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"--
Number of Pages: 225.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Key Themes in Ancient History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Arjan Zuiderhoek
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51820943
UPC: 9780521166010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-7973

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