A Companion to the Etruscans (Blackwell Companions to the by Sinclair Bell,Alexandra A. Carpino

By Sinclair Bell,Alexandra A. Carpino

This new assortment provides a wealthy choice of cutting edge scholarship at the Etruscans, a colourful, self reliant humans whose detailed civilization flourished in critical Italy for many of the 1st millennium BCE and whose creative, social and cultural traditions contributed to shaping the traditional Mediterranean, ecu, and Classical worlds.

  • Includes contributions from a world solid of either validated and rising scholars
  • Offers clean views on Etruscan artwork and tradition, together with research of the main up to date examine and archaeological discoveries
  • Reassesses and evaluates conventional subject matters like structure, wall portray, ceramics, and sculpture in addition to new ones reminiscent of cloth archaeology, whereas additionally addressing topics that experience but to be completely investigated within the scholarship, akin to the obesus etruscus, the functionality and use of jewellery at varied lifestyles phases, Greek and Roman topoi in regards to the Etruscans, the Etruscans’ reception of ponderation, and more
  • Counters the declare that the Etruscans have been culturally not as good as the Greeks and Romans via emphasizing fields the place the Etruscans have been both technological or creative pioneers and by way of reframing similarities well-liked and iconography as examples of Etruscan organisation and reception instead of as a deficit of neighborhood creativity

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