The Resource Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East, Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University

Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East, Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University

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Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East
Title
Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East
Statement of responsibility
Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates the founding and building of cities in the ancient Near East. The creation of new cities was imagined as an ideological project or a divine intervention in the political narratives and mythologies of Near Eastern cultures, often masking the complex processes behind the social production of urban space. During the Early Iron Age (ca. 1200-850 BCE), Assyrian and Syro-Hittite rulers developed a highly performative official discourse that revolved around constructing cities, cultivating landscapes, building watercourses, erecting monuments, and initiating public festivals. This volume combs through archaeological, epigraphic, visual, architectural, and environmental evidence to tell the story of a region from the perspective of its spatial practices, landscape history, and architectural technologies. It argues that the cultural processes of the making of urban spaces shape collective memory and identity as well as sites of political performance and state spectacle"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harmanşah, Ömür
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT147.M628
LC item number
H37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Collective memory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cities and towns
  • Collective memory
  • Middle East
  • Gründung
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Stadt
  • Städtebau
  • Naher Osten
  • Städer
  • Kollektivt minne
Label
Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East, Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Landscapes of change: cities, politics, and memory -- 3. The land of Aššur: the making of Assyrian landscapes -- 4. City and the festival: monuments, urban space, and spatial narratives -- 5. Upright stones and building stories: architectural technologies and the poetics of urban space -- 6. Cities, place, and desire
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 351 pages
Isbn
9781107027947
Lccn
2012037828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
77015
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811724259
  • (OCoLC)ocn811724259
Label
Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East, Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Landscapes of change: cities, politics, and memory -- 3. The land of Aššur: the making of Assyrian landscapes -- 4. City and the festival: monuments, urban space, and spatial narratives -- 5. Upright stones and building stories: architectural technologies and the poetics of urban space -- 6. Cities, place, and desire
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 351 pages
Isbn
9781107027947
Lccn
2012037828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
77015
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811724259
  • (OCoLC)ocn811724259

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