Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to the Etruscans

Editor/Author Bell, Sinclair and Carpino, Alexandra A.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $195.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $292.50
ISBN: 978-1-118-35274-8
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 101
Book Status: Available
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This new collection presents a rich selection of innovative scholarship on the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Map of Etruria
  • Introduction
  • Part I History
  • Beginnings: Protovillanovan and Villanovan Etruria
  • Materializing the Etruscans: The Expression and Negotiation of Identity during the Orientalizing, Archaic, and Classical Periods
  • The Romanization of Etruria
  • Part II Geography, Urbanization, and Space
  • Etruscan Italy: Physical Geography and Environment
  • City and Countryside
  • The Etruscans and the Mediterranean
  • Urbanization and Foundation Rites: The Material Culture of Rituals at the Heart and the Margins of Etruscan Early Cities
  • Poggio Civitate: Community Form in Inland Etruria
  • Southern and Inner Etruria: Benchmark Sites and Current Excavations
  • Etruscan Domestic Architecture, Hydraulic Engineering, and Water Management Technologies: Innovations and Legacy to Rome
  • Rock Tombs and the World of the Etruscan Necropoleis: Recent Discoveries, Research and Interpretations
  • Communicating with Gods: Sacred Space in Etruria
  • Part III Evidence in Context
  • Etruscan Skeletal Biologyand Etruscan Origins
  • Language, Alphabet, and Linguistic Affiliation
  • Bucchero in Context
  • Etruscan Textiles in Context
  • Etruscan Wall Painting: Insights, Innovations, and Legacy
  • Votives in their Larger Religious Context
  • Etruscan Jewelry and Identity
  • Luxuria prolapsa est: Etruscan Wealth and Decadence
  • Tanaquil: The Conception and Construction of an Etruscan Matron
  • The Obesus Etruscus: Can the Trope be True?
  • Part IV Art, Society, and Culture
  • The Etruscans, Greek Art, and the Near East
  • Etruscan Artists
  • Etruscan Bodies and Greek Ponderation: Anthropology and Artistic Form
  • Myth in Etruria
  • The “Taste” for Violence in Etruscan Art: Debunking the Myth
  • Part V The Etruscan Legacy and Contemporary Issues
  • Annius of Viterbo and the Beginning of Etruscan Studies
  • Tyrrhenian Sirens: The Seductive Song of Etruscan Forgeries
  • Looting and the Antiquities Trade
  • Appendix: Etruscan Art in North American Museums
  • Supplementary Images