By Natalie N May, Ulrike Steinert

The cloth of towns offers an interdisciplinary number of articles on urbanism in historic Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece and Rome, which specializes in the social size of towns' topographical beneficial properties. The contributions of this booklet provide investigations of neighbourhoods, urban gates, streets, temples and palaces drawing on textual and archaeological assets in addition to artwork. the subjects handled during this paintings surround the varied capabilities of public and marginal areas in Mesopotamian towns and Rome, the function of organization within the improvement of Babylonian neighbourhoods, the connection among private and non-private in Assyrian palaces, the relationship among political suggestions and temple construction in Sumerian literary texts, and the communicative makes use of of language in Classical Greek texts to speak about city house.

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Chicago. Lynch, Kevin (1960), The Image of the City, Cambridge, Mass. / London. ) (2006), Constructing Power: Architecture, Ideology and Social Practice / Konstruktion der Macht: Architektur, Ideologie und soziales Handeln, Geschichte: Forschung und Wissenschaft 19, Hamburg. Marcus, Joyce / Sabloff, Jeremy A. (2008), “Introduction”, in: Joyce Marcus / Jeremy A. ), The ancient city: new perspectives on urbanism in the old and new world, Santa Fe, 3–20. McCown, Donald E. / Haines, Richard C. / Hansen, Donald P.

44 j. ”5 In this paper I focus on how the acquisition of raw materials for monumental architecture mediates between the macrocosm and the urban center as mesocosm; links between the microcosm of the ruler’s body and the universe as macrocosm were certainly present as well, but would direct us away from this volume’s theme. The best known example of this type of multimodal ritual/architectural/ mythical complex in Mesopotamia is the New Year Festival celebrated in the core cities of the Neo-Assyrian state.

Cities through the looking-glass: essays on the history and archaeology of Biblical urbanism, Winona Lake, Indiana, 53–64. Grayson, Albert Kirk (1987), Assyrian Rulers of the Third and Second Millennia BC: (To 1115 BC), Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia. Assyrian Periods 1. Toronto. —— (1991), Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC I (1114–859 BC), Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia. Assyrian Periods 2. Toronto. ), Inside the introduction 33 City in the Greek World: Studies of Urbanism from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period, Oxford, 108–117.

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