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Corinna Riva - A Short History of the Etruscans - 9781780766157 - V9781780766157
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A Short History of the Etruscans

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Description for A Short History of the Etruscans Paperback. Using archaeological insights and discoveries, the author describes the birth, growth and demise of ancient people, whose nemesis was the growing power of Rome. She discusses the mysterious Etruscan language; the 6th-century BCE growth of Etruscan cities and Mediterranean trade; and the fatal incorporation of Etruria into Rome's political orbit. Series: I.B. Tauris Short Histories. Num Pages: 256 pages, 30 bw integrated, 5 maps. BIC Classification: 1DST; 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA; HDDK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 134. .
Of all civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean, it is perhaps the Etruscans who hold the greatest allure. This is fundamentally because, unlike their Greek and Latin neighbours, the Etruscans left no textual sources to posterity. The only direct evidence for studying them and for understanding their culture is the archaeological, and to a much lesser extent, epigraphic record. The Etruscans must therefore be approached as if they were a prehistoric people; and the enormous wealth of Etruscan visual and material culture must speak for them. Yet they offer glimpses, in the record left by Greek and Roman authors, that they ... Read more

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC United Kingdom
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I.B. Tauris Short Histories
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About Corinna Riva
Corinna Riva is Senior Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology at University College London, UK. The co-editor of two previous books on ancient Italy and the antique Mediterranean, she is also author of The Urbanisation of Etruria: Funerary Practices and Social Change, 700-600 BC (2010).

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In this dynamic and engaging work, the Etruscans find a powerful champion. Riva’s commanding voice reveals the myriad ways these often overlooked peoples were essential partners in the urban renaissance of the Archaic Mediterranean. Through a rigorous examination of archaeological, historical, and linguistic evidence, this work illustrates not only the creative ways in which the Etruscan political landscape emerged from ... Read more

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