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Author Liverani, Mario Author.
Title Imagining Babylon The Modern Story of an Ancient City Mario Liverani
Imprint Berlin/Boston De Gruyter 2016

Author Liverani, Mario Author.
Series Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) 11
Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) 11
Subject Cities and towns, Ancient -- Middle East.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East.
Description Online-Ressource 53 Illustrationen.
Note Lizenzpflichtig
Archivierung/Langzeitarchivierung gewährleistet pdager
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface To The Italian Edition -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Abbreviations -- 1. Rediscovery and perplexity -- 2. Acceptance and modification -- 3. The season of theoretical models -- 4. The new models in practice -- 5. Modernity: new approaches and new settings -- 6. Post-modernity: computerization and deconstruction -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Stereotypes of the oriental city before and after their rediscovery. Oriental versus Western city. The improvements in digging techniques and in graphic visualization. From evolutionism to neo-evolutionism. From colonialism to decolonization. Neo-marxist and neo-capitalist theories. City, village, and countryside. Temple-cities, palatine cities, and the communal sector. The totalitarian models and their crisis. The advent of new geography and new archaeology, the reconstruction of paleo-environment. The advent of system theory, and the explanation for collapse. Post-modernist de-structuration of the ancient oriental city. The end of a cycle: political instability in the Near East, declining resources in the West, recourse to computer graphics and remote sensing, in order to get a "virtual" reconstruction of ancient cities.
ISBN 9781614519584
ISBN/ISSN 9781614519584
OCLC # 958053130
Additional Format Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe 9781614514589
Erscheint auch als 9781614514596
Elektronische Reproduktion von 9781614516026

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