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Rome, Ostia, Pompeii : movement and space

edited by Ray Laurence and David J. Newsome.
  • Corby : Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • xv, 440 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Eisenhower B Level
    DG77 .R674 2011 c. 1
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  • Rome, Ostia, Pompeii" captures how studies of the Roman city are currently shifting away from architecture towards a dynamic understanding of activities within the urban space. This is becoming a defining feature of new and innovative research on the nature of ancient urbanism and is underpinned by an understanding of the relationship between space and society - the two sides of the core dialectic of the 'Spatial Turn' in cultural studies. In this volume a new generation of scholars provide detailed case studies of the three best known cities from antiquity, Pompeii, Ostia, and Rome, and focus on the movement or flow of a Roman city's inhabitants and visitors, demonstrating how this movement contributes to our understanding of the way different elements of society interacted in space.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-440) and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the Thomas Randolph Ball Book Fund; FY2013.
  • 9780199583126
  • 0199583129
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 706648691
  • OCLC: 706648691