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Number of Pages: 441

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Archaeology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

Street Date: October 24, 2019
TCIN: 78573666
UPC: 9781107660700
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-3885

Description

This volume investigates how the structure and use of space developed and changed in cities, and examines the role of different societal groups in shaping urbanism. Culturally and chronologically diverse case studies provide a basis to examine recent theoretical and methodological shifts in the archaeology of ancient cities. The book's primary goal is to examine how ancient cities were made by the people who lived in them. The authors argue that there is a mutually constituting relationship between urban form and the actions and interactions of a plurality of individuals, groups, and institutions, each with their own motivations and identities. Space is therefore socially produced as these agents operate in multiple spheres.
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