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|Genre/Form:||Conference papers and proceedings
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences (2005 : Washington, D.C.).
Santa Fe, N.M. : School for Advanced Research Press, 2008
|Material Type:||Conference publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joyce Marcus; Jeremy A Sabloff
|Notes:||"This publication results from an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences, "Early cities: new perspectives on pre-industrial urbanism," held May 18-20, 2005, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC."|
|Description:||xvi, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction / Joyce Marcus and Jeremy A. Sabloff --
The city through time and space : transformations of centrality / Colin Renfrew --
Early cities : craft workers, kings, and controlling the supernatural / Bruce G. Trigger --
Analyzing cities / Mogens Herman Hansen --
Other perspectives on urbanism : beyond the disciplinary boundaries / Karl W. Butzer --
Between concept and reality : case studies in the development of Roman cities in the Mediterranean / Janet DeLaine --
Urban foundation, planning, and sustainability in the Roman northwestern provinces / Michael J. Jones --
A tale of two cities : lowland Mesopotamia and highland Anatolia / Elizabeth C. Stone --
Royal cities and cult centers, administrative towns, and workmen's settlements in ancient Egypt / Kathryn A. Bard --
Indus urbanism : new perspectives on its origin and character / Jonathan Mark Kenoyer --
Stages in the development of "cities" in pre-imperial China / Lothar von Falkenhausen --
Early African cities : their role in the shaping of urban and rural interaction spheres / Chapurukha M. Kusimba --
Pomp and circumstance before Belize : ancient Maya commerce and the new river conurbation / K. Anne Pyburn --
Incidental urbanism : the structure of the prehispanic city in central Mexico / Kenneth G. Hirth --
Links in the chain of Inka cities : communication, alliance, and the cultural production of status, value, and power / Craig Morris --
Cities and urbanism : central themes and future directions / Joyce Marcus and Jeremy A. Sabloff.
|Series Title:||School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Joyce Marcus and Jeremy A. Sabloff.|
Why, how, and when did urban life begin? Ancient cities have much to tell us about the social, political, religious, and economic conditions of their times--and also about our own.
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