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The Etruscans : lost civilizations

Author: Lucy Shipley
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017. ©2017
Series: Lost civilizations (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Etruscans were a powerful and influential civilization in ancient Italy. But despite their prominence, they are often misrepresented as mysterious - a strange, unknowable people whose language and culture have largely vanished. Lucy Shipley's new history of the Etruscans presents a different picture: of a people who traded with Greece and shaped the development of Rome, who inspired Renaissance artists and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Shipley
ISBN: 9781780238326 1780238320
OCLC Number: 1004401178
Description: 213 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why do the Etruscans matter? --
Where is home? --
Ostrich eggs and oriental dreams --
Pots and prejudice --
Super rich, invisible poor --
To be a woman --
Safe as houses --
Sex, lies and Etruscans --
Wrapped up writings --
Listening to livers --
Facing oblivion.
Series Title: Lost civilizations (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Lucy Shipley.

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This is a new history of the Etruscans, a powerful and influential civilization in ancient Italy who are often thought of as mysterious and unknowable. Covering colonialism and conquest, misogyny and  Read more...

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