Princeton University Library Catalog

The ancient city / Arjan Zuiderhoek (Universiteit Gent, Belgium).

Author:
Zuiderhoek, Arjan, 1976- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Key themes in ancient history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-220) and index.
Contents:
The ancient city as concept and reality -- Origins, development and spread of cities in the ancient world -- City and country -- Urban landscape and environment -- Politics and political institutions -- Civic ritual and civic identity -- Urban society: stratification and mobility -- The urban economy -- City-states and cities and states -- The end of the ancient city?.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780521198356 ((hardback))
  • 0521198356 ((hardback))
  • 0521166012 ((paperback))
  • 9780521166010 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2016011203
OCLC:
938360231
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