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The idea of a town : the anthropology of urban form in Rome, Italy and the ancient world

Author: Joseph Rykwert
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Rykwert
ISBN: 0691039011 9780691039015
OCLC Number: 2020082
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Town and Rite: Rome and Romulus --
Romulus and Remus --
The Ritual Books --
The New Community --
Planning Techniques: Rational and Irrational --
The Choice of Site --
The Founder and the City --
Recording the Foundation --
City and Site --
How to Choose the Site: --
(i) the Theorists --
(ii) The Rites Observed --
Romulus Again --
Templum --
The Surveyors --
Haruspication --
Mundus --
Orthogonal Planning and the Surveyors --
The First Furrow --
Castrum --
Destruction Rites --
Square and Cross --
The Etruscans --
Terramare --
Marzabotto --
Spina --
Spina and Orghogonal Planning --
Myth and Rite --
The Boundary of the First Rome --
Luperci and Lupercal --
Guardians of Centre, Guardians of Boundaries --
Roma Quadrata --
Vesta --
Boundary and Terminus --
Boundary and Centre: Mundus and Terminus --
Boundary of the Land and Boundary of the People --
Troy: Trojan Horse and Trojan Game --
Mundus and Pomoerium --
Boundary, Strength and Fertility --
The Boundary and the Gate --
The Guardian of the Gate --
The Riddle and the Maze --
Maze, Dance, City --
The Guilty Founder --
The Parallels --
Mandala --
The Mande Rites --
The Bororo rites --
The Sioux --
The Tiwi --
Separation, Guilt and Reconciliation --
The Quartered Body as a Picture of the World --
The Hausa --
the Dogon --
the Everyday Microcosm --
The Great Plan --
The City as a Curable Disease: Ritual and Hysteria --
The First Builders --
The Sign for a Town.
Responsibility: Joseph Rykwert.

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