Making ancient cities : space and place in early urban societies

This volume investigates how the structure and use of space developed and changed in cities, and examines the role of different societal groups in shaping urbanism. Culturally and chronologically diverse case studies provide a basis to examine recent theoretical and methodological shifts in the arch...

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Other Authors: Creekmore, Andrew (Editor, HerausgeberIn)
Fisher, Kevin D. (Editor, HerausgeberIn)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2014
Online Access:lizenzpflichtig
Author Notes:edited by Andrew T. Creekmore III, University of Northern Colorado, Kevin D. Fisher, University of British Columbia
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Making Ancient Cities: New Perspectives on the Production of Urban Places
  • Andrew T. Creekmore III
  • Ways of Looking at Late Cypriot Cities ; The Rise of Urbanism on Cyprus ; Place-Making in Late Cypriot Urban Landscapes ; Conclusions ; 7. Urbanization and the Emergence of the Greek Polis: The Case of Azoria, Crete
  • Rodney D. Fitzsimons
  • Archaeological Perspectives on Ancient Cities ; This Volume in Context ; Making Ancient Cities in Global Perspective ; Future Directions in the Study of Ancient Cities ; 2. The Social Production of Space in Third-Millennium Cities of Upper Mesopotamia
  • Andrew T. Creekmore III
  • Urbanization and Urban Space ; Upper Mesopotamian Urban Planning ; City Shapes ; City Accessibility ; Nucleation ; Multicentricity ; Conservative Development ; Defensible Space ; Parceled Houses ; Armature ; The Importance of Life Histories ; Ideal Cities ; Discussion ; 3. North Mesopotamian Urban Neighborhoods at Titris Hoyuk in the Third Millennium BC
  • Yoko Nishimura.
  • The Domestic Landscape ; The Civic Landscape ; The Urban Landscape ; Conclusions ; 8. The Rise of a Minoan City and the (Re)Structuring of Its Hinterlands: A View from Galatas
  • D. Matthew Buell
  • The City ; The Region ; Discussion ; 9. Cahokia: The Processes and Principles of the Creation of an Early Mississippian City
  • James A. Brown
  • Cahokia as a City: Past Perspectives ; Cahokia: The Cityscape ; Settlement History, Evolution, and Cosmology ; Corporate Groups and City Space ; Conclusions: Cahokia as a City Revisited ; 10. Comparing East and West: Aspects of Urban Manufacture and Retail in the Capitals of the Roman and Han Empires
  • Anna Razeto.