The Urbanisation of Etruria: Funerary Practices and Social Change, 700-600 BC

The Urbanisation of Etruria: Funerary Practices and Social Change, 700-600 BC

by Corinna Riva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521514479

ISBN-13: 9780521514477

Pub. Date: 12/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this survey of the burial and settlement evidence of late Iron Age Etruria, Corinna Riva offers a new reading of the sociopolitical transformations that led to the formation of urban centres in Tyrrhenian Central Italy. Through a close examination of burial ritual and the material culture associated with it, Riva traces the transformations of seventh-century

Overview

In this survey of the burial and settlement evidence of late Iron Age Etruria, Corinna Riva offers a new reading of the sociopolitical transformations that led to the formation of urban centres in Tyrrhenian Central Italy. Through a close examination of burial ritual and the material culture associated with it, Riva traces the transformations of seventh-century elite funerary practices and the structuring of political power around these practices in Etruria, arguing that the tomb became the locus for the articulation f new forms of political authority at urban centres. Challenging established views that deem contact with eastern Mediterranean regions crucial to these developments, Riva offers a radically new interpretation of the so-called Orientalising material culture, taking a long-term perspective on local changes and East-West contact across the Mediterranean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521514477
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements xi

Chapter I The Ancient City and Etruria 1

Chapter II A Long Process and Rapid Change 11

Chapter III Orientalising: Accessibility and Transformation 39

Chapter IV The Transformation of Funerary Ideology 108

Chapter V The Transformation of Political Authority 108

Chapter VI The Transformation of Grave-Goods 141

Chapter VII Etruria and Its Urban Mediterranean Network 177

Bibliography 193

Index 239

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