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Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415121828
ISBN-10: 0415121825
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"Well written without prejudice or polemics. The explanations of complicated subjects are succinct and without jargon... Will work well as a beginning text to introduce students to the civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome... Also a good text for classes exploring this world from the starting point of the ancient city." - William Biers, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Charles Gates is an assistant professor of arcaeology and history of art at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. His research focuses on Minoan, Mycenaean and Greek art and archaeology. Since 1993 he has excavated the Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Kinet Höyük (Turkey).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415121825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415121828
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Esam M. Al Eissa on December 10, 2014
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Great book that covers all the ancient cities. I don't think there is another book like this one. Each ancient city plan and surrounding is detailed to the highest degree. If you are interested in ancient civilizations and specifically how they lived and buildt their cities then this is the book. The archialogical details easily makes it a graduate level book as well to be taught in universities. It is also an excellent accompany for when you visit these ancient sites.
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Love this book! I bought it for a graduate level Mapping Ancient Cities course. It is a great source for an overall view of Greek and Roman city planning. Good bibliography and nice comparisons between city plans and housing trends.
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This is a nice general survey of urban settings in the ancient world. Would be fine for a undergraduate and graduate text book on architectural history, urbanism and aspects relating to the ancient world.
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Had to get this for school, but it is actually a good read on it's own, and is very much up to date about archaeological findings. It also gives great cultural and historical backgrounds.
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By Chinny on December 9, 2014
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Great value!
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