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Burial and ancient society : the rise of the Greek city-state

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: New studies in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the changing relationships between burial rituals and social structure in Early Iron Age Greece will be required reading for all archaeologists working with burial evidence, in whatever period. This book differs from many recent studies of state formation in that unique and particular developments are given as much weight as those factors which are common to all early states. The ancient literary  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 052132680X 9780521326803
OCLC Number: 15053667
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 262 pages, [1] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Preface and acknowledgements --
1. Introduction : the argument --
PART 1 --
2. The living and the dead --
3. The social dimensions of early Greek burial --
PART 2 --
4. Demography and space --
5. The burying groups --
6. Exclusion and retrieval --
7. Mortuary variability --
8. Symbols and display --
9. Pottery and population --
PART 3 --
10. The rise of the polis --
11. Conclusion --
Appendix 1 : classification of Attic cemeteries by age structure --
Appendix 2 : list of sites analysed --
Bibliography --
Site index --
General index.
Series Title: New studies in archaeology.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.
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