Ancient Cities

Author : Charles Gates
ISBN : 9781134676620
Genre : History
File Size : 24.1 MB
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Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts. Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.
Category: History

Die Stadt Im Zw Lfprophetenbuch

Author : Aaron Schart
ISBN : 9783110269086
Genre : Religion
File Size : 63.8 MB
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Im Zwölfprophetenbuch spielen verschiedene Städte (Samaria, Bet-El, Jerusalem, Ninive, Babel u.a.) und deren religiöser Anspruch eine große Rolle. Der Sammelband enthält Aufsätze, die sich dem Thema von verschiedenen Seiten nähern. Das Selbstverständnis der kanonischen biblischen Texte kommt zu Wort, aber auch die Redaktionsgeschichte des Prophetenbuches, die Religion des alten Israels, der religionsgeschichtliche Vergleich und der archäologische Befund. Das eisenzeitliche Israel erlebte über die Jahrhunderte einen Urbanisierungsschub, der in seiner Wirkung auf die sozialen Strukturen der Wirkung der modernen Urbanisierung vergleichbar ist. Bei den Propheten des Alten Testaments finden wir die Auseinandersetzung mit den Folgen der Urbanisierung, der Segmentierung und der Pauperisierung von Teilen der Gesellschaft, dem sinkenden Einfluss familiärer Netzwerke und der steigenden Uneindeutigkeit bei der Zugehörigkeit zu Deutungsgemeinschaften. Die urbanen Zentren stehen für eine gewandelte Lebensform, die ambivalent gesehen wird. Sie stehen aber auch für eine Option der Präsenz Gottes in der Stadt, denn nach Auskunft der Propheten will YHWH nicht „auf jedem grünen Hügel und unter jedem grünen Baum“ verehrt werden.
Category: Religion

The Ancient City

Author : Arjan Zuiderhoek
ISBN : 9781316683972
Genre : History
File Size : 62.5 MB
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Greece and Rome were quintessentially urban societies. Ancient culture, politics and society arose and developed in the context of the polis and the civitas. In modern scholarship, the ancient city has been the subject of intense debates due to the strong association in Western thought between urbanism, capitalism and modernity. In this book, Arjan Zuiderhoek provides a survey of the main issues at stake in these debates, as well as a sketch of the chief characteristics of Greek and Roman cities. He argues that the ancient Greco-Roman city was indeed a highly specific form of urbanism, but that this does not imply that the ancient city was somehow 'superior' or 'inferior' to forms of urbanism in other societies, just (interestingly) different. The book is aimed primarily at students of ancient history and general readers, but also at scholars working on urbanism in other periods and places.
Category: History

Gardner S Art Through The Ages

Author : Kleiner
ISBN : 0495410586
Genre : Art
File Size : 34.14 MB
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As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions—plus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, you'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly and help you study for your exams—for example, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).
Category: Art

The Archaeology Of Urbanism In Ancient Egypt

Author : Nadine Moeller
ISBN : 9781107079755
Genre : History
File Size : 75.3 MB
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This book presents the latest archaeological evidence that makes a case for Egypt as an early urban society. It traces the emergence of urban features during the Predynastic Period up to the disintegration of the powerful Middle Kingdom state (ca. 3500-1650 BC).
Category: History

Gardner S Art Through The Ages A Concise History Of Western Art

Author : Fred Kleiner
ISBN : 9781424069224
Genre : Art
File Size : 83.28 MB
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Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY, Second Edition takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today’s classroom. It is specifically designed for the one-semester survey. The second edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special foldout timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards, video study tools, quizzes, and more to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art

Gardner S Art Through The Ages A Concise Global History

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781305577800
Genre : Art
File Size : 82.44 MB
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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art

Gardner S Art Through The Ages The Western Perspective

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781305633940
Genre : Art
File Size : 26.59 MB
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Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I includes nearly 100 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, revised and improved maps and architectural reconstructions, and more. Over 40 reviewers - both generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. A unique scale feature will help students better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, timeline, extended captions, and the chapter summary section titled The Big Picture will help students review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art

Gardner S Art Through The Ages A Concise Western History

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781305581067
Genre : Art
File Size : 90.29 MB
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GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner’s Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art