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Greek city walls of the Archaic period, 900-480 BC

Author: Rune Frederiksen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford monographs on classical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fully illustrated study, Rune Frederiksen assembles all archaeological and written sources for city walls in the ancient Greek world, and argues that widespread fortification of settlements and towns, usually considered to date from the Classical period, in fact took place much earlier. Frederiksen discusses the types of fortified settlement and the topography of urban fortification, and also the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rune Frederiksen
ISBN: 9780199578122 0199578125 9780199578 9789780199579 9780191808289 0191808288
OCLC Number: 911879600
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 238 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Types of fortification ; 3. City walls in the written record and the visual arts ; 4. Preservation of city walls ; 5. The archaeology of city walls ; 6. Dating city walls ; 7. Architectural and topographical analysis ; 8. The prevalence of city walls in Early Iron Age and Archaic Greece ; Catalogue of city walls
Series Title: Oxford monographs on classical archaeology.
Responsibility: Rune Frederiksen.

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In this fully illustrated study, Rune Frederiksen assembles all sources for Archaic city walls in the ancient Greek world, and argues that widespread fortification of settlements and towns, usually  Read more...

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this well-written book ... is a worthy read for any student of fortification studies and the origins of Greek urbanism. * Claire Balandier, American Journal of Archaeology *

 
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