Urban Society in Roman Italy

Urban Society in Roman Italy

by Tim J. Cornell
     
 

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This collection of original essays focuses upon Roman Italy where, with over 400 cities, urbanization was at the very centre of Italian civilization. Informed by an awareness of the social and anthropological issues of recent research, these contributions explore not only questions of urban origins, interaction with the countryside and economic function, but also

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This collection of original essays focuses upon Roman Italy where, with over 400 cities, urbanization was at the very centre of Italian civilization. Informed by an awareness of the social and anthropological issues of recent research, these contributions explore not only questions of urban origins, interaction with the countryside and economic function, but also the social use of space within the city and the nature of the development process.; These studies are aimed not only at ancient historians and classical archaeologists, but are directed towards those working in the related fields of urban studies in the Mediterranean world and elsewhere and upon the general theory of towns and complex societies.

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Applies the concepts of modern urban studies, sociology, and anthropology to examine the classical Roman cities in Italy from such perspectives as urban space, the mechanics of urban development, the social and economic behavior of the urban elite, the interaction between city and countryside, and the influence of the Roman city on later European culture. Also considers the origin of cities and Max Weber's theories about the ancient city. Most of the 11 essays are from a July 1991 conference in London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781857280333
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/23/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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