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Author : Robert Etienne
ISBN : UCSC:32106013696809
Genre : History
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In an illustrated survey of one of the most fascinating archeological discoveries in history, an expert on Pompeii uses photographs, maps, reconstructed city plans, mosaics, and drawings to provide a vivid portrait of life in this Roman city. Original.
Category: History

Cities Of Vesuvius

Author : Pamela Bradley
ISBN : 9781107638112
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum has been written especially for the core topic of the new NSW HSC Ancient History syllabus.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Resurrecting Pompeii

Author : Estelle Lazer
ISBN : 9781134507191
Genre : History
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Resurrecting Pompeii provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time. Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius were seduced by the wealth of artefacts and wall paintings yielded by the site. This meant that the less visually attractive evidence, such as human skeletal remains, were largely ignored. Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Resurrecting Pompeii remedies that misdemeanour, and provides students of archaeology and history with an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event.
Category: History

When We Die

Author : Prof. Cedric Mims
ISBN : 9781466883857
Genre : Social Science
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An unusually comprehensive study of death as both a social and scientific phenomenon, When We Die is as frank as it is informed. This far-reaching discussion considers mortality from the personal and the universal perspective, generously citing past and present poets and physicians from a diverse and telling range of traditions. Mims, who for two decades served as Professor of Microbiology at London's Guys Hospital, brings a humane, inquisitive, and learned sensibility to his topic. "This book is a light-hearted but wide-ranging survey of death, the causes of death, and the disposal of corpses," writes Mims. "It tells why we die and how we die, and what happens to the dead body and its bits and pieces. It describes the ways corpses are dealt with in different religions and in different parts of the world; the methods for preserving bodies; and the ways—fascinating in their diversity—in which corpses or parts of corpses are used and abused." The volume also explores such crucial death-based notions as the afterlife, the soul, and the prospect of immortality. By way of the book's main focus, Mims continues: "We should take a more matter-of-fact view of death (and) accept it and talk about it more than we do—as we have done with the once taboo subject of sex." This is a work that any student of social anthropology will find equally enlightening and essential.
Category: Social Science

Daily Life In The Roman City

Author : Gregory S. Aldrete
ISBN : 031333174X
Genre : History
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Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.
Category: History

The Lost World Of Pompeii

Author : Colin Amery
ISBN : 0892366877
Genre : Social Science
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Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes-as vivid as the day they were painted-as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began in 1748 but halted from 1954-94. Today, new funding mean that parts of the site are being opened and recorded for the first time. This book provides more than 150 new photographs by Chris Caldicott, Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. Its covers such topics as the history of the city, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life of Pompeii, Pompeii's design legacy, and the site today. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, this lavish book offers readers a fresh and comprehensive exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Category: Social Science

Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

Author : Patrick Hunt
ISBN : 0452288770
Genre : History
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A renowned archaeologist offers a close-up look at the ten most important ancient archaeological discoveries and what they have revealed about human history, examining the Rosetta Stone, Troy, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pompeii, Thera, Ninevah's Assyrian Library, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Category: History

Secrets Of Pompeii

Author : Emidio De Albentiis
ISBN : 9780892369416
Genre : History
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The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided invaluable evidence of daily life, not only in Rome's provinces, but in its larger urban centers as well. This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time--at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths and brothels. Illustrated with photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and carved reliefs, the book offers a glimpse into a lost world.
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Bodies From The Ash

Author : James M. Deem
ISBN : 9780618473083
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an examination of the bodies found buried in the ashes of the ancient city while exploring the life and times of these people, the events that led to the destruction of their civilization, and the archeological discoveries being made at the site's location today.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Roman Pompeii

Author : Ray Laurence
ISBN : 9781136699023
Genre : History
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In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii, Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young learnt the culture of the city and to investigate the role of property development and real estate in Pompeii’s growth. Showing how Pompeii has undergone considerable urban development, Dr. Laurence emphasizes the relationship between the fabric of the city and the society that produced it. Local activities are located in both time and space and Pompeii’s cultural identity is defined. This book is invaluable for students and scholars in the fields of archaeology and ancient history, as well as being rewarding reading for the many people who visit Pompeii.
Category: History