Roman Pompeii: Space and Society [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this innovative book, now available in paperback, Dr. Ray Laurence looks at the archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Pompeii is used as a focus for many major debates in

classical history and archaeology, such as whether or not cities were planned and how the ancient economy worked. This study enhances our general understanding of the Roman ...

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Roman Pompeii: Space and Society

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Overview

In this innovative book, now available in paperback, Dr. Ray Laurence looks at the archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Pompeii is used as a focus for many major debates in

classical history and archaeology, such as whether or not cities were planned and how the ancient economy worked. This study enhances our general understanding of the Roman world.

Pompeii is shown to have undergone considerable urban development, and Dr. Laurence emphasizes the relationship between the fabric of the city and the society that produced it. Local activities are located in both time and space and Pompeii's cultural identity is defined.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Unpedantic presentation of a vast store of factual information, all scrupulously referenced.' - JACT Review

'[This] second edition is bigger, and it is better... [it] will find a ready place amongst contemporary scholarship on Pompeii. It is up to date, engaging, well researched, and full of a wide range of imformation that is at once valuable and provocative.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203813294
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 576,976
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

1. Ancient and Modern Town Planning 2. Public Building and Urban Identity 3. Local Identity: Neighbours and Neighbourhoods 4. Production and Consumption 5. Deviant Behaviour 6. Street Activity and Public Interaction 7. The Production of Space 8. Property Ownership and Urban Land Value 9. The Temporal Logic of Space 10. Urbanism and the Production of Adults 11. Urbanism in Roman Italy
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