The Resource The evolution of the ancient city : urban theory and the archaeology of the Fertile Crescent, Alexander R. Thomas

The evolution of the ancient city : urban theory and the archaeology of the Fertile Crescent, Alexander R. Thomas

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The evolution of the ancient city : urban theory and the archaeology of the Fertile Crescent
Title
The evolution of the ancient city
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urban theory and the archaeology of the Fertile Crescent
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Alexander R. Thomas
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Language
eng
Summary
Urban theory and archaeology merge to create a readable discussion of how ancient cities came to be. Although many consider our modern social ills to be the consequence of Capitalism, many urban problems are traceable to pre-Capitalist times and thus are more related to urbanization. Ancient cities shared many characteristics with modern cities. For instance, the ancient cities of Rome and Carthage at the time of Christ had population densities approaching that of Manhattan Island today. The Canaanites, fifteen hundred years before, lived in cities oriented toward trade and dependent upon mass production of such items as wine, olive oil, and the pottery to contain such goods. Over three thousand years before the Common Era, the city of Uruk was part of a larger 'global system' that resembled in its own way the globalization that we know today. Cities first arose in Mesopotamia about 5,500 years ago, but for years before the rise of cities the small agricultural village was the most complex form of human social organization- clearly there was nothing inevitable about the city. This book explores what we can learn of modern cities by tracing the development of ancient cities. -- Back Cover
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1969-
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Thomas, Alexander R.
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS56
LC item number
.T446 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Comparative urban studies
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  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Alter Orient
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Extinct cities
  • Historic sites
  • Urban archaeology
  • Social archaeology
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Social change
  • Antiquities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Civilization
  • Extinct cities
  • Historic sites
  • Social archaeology
  • Social change
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban archaeology
  • Stadt
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The evolution of the ancient city : urban theory and the archaeology of the Fertile Crescent, Alexander R. Thomas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social science and the city -- Parameters of social evolution -- Evolution and the city -- The change -- Rural villages -- Rise of the city -- The dawn of history -- The city in the world -- Rethinking the city
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780739138694
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640510964
  • (OCoLC)ocn640510964
Label
The evolution of the ancient city : urban theory and the archaeology of the Fertile Crescent, Alexander R. Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Social science and the city -- Parameters of social evolution -- Evolution and the city -- The change -- Rural villages -- Rise of the city -- The dawn of history -- The city in the world -- Rethinking the city
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780739138694
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640510964
  • (OCoLC)ocn640510964

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