[Reading] ➶ The Etruscans Author Christopher Smith – Varanus.us

The Etruscans PDF The Etruscans By Christopher Smith Pikavippi Ilman Luottotietoja.us From Around 900 To 400 BC, The Etruscans Were The Most Innovative, Powerful, Wealthy, And Creative People In Italy Their Archaeological Record Is Both Substantial And Fascinating, Including Tomb Paintings, Sculpture, Jewelry, And Art In This Very Short Introduction, Christopher Smith Explores Etruscan History, Culture, Language, And Customs Examining The Controversial Debates About Their Origins, He Explores How They Once Lived, Placing Them Within The Geographical, Economic, And Political Context Of The Time Smith Concludes By Demonstrating How The Etruscans Have Been Studied And Perceived Throughout The Ages, And The Impact This Has Had On Our Understanding Of Their Place In History About The Series Oxford S Very Short Introductions Series Offers Concise And Original Introductions To A Wide Range Of Subjects From Islam To Sociology, Politics To Classics, Literary Theory To History, And Archaeology To The Bible Not Simply A Textbook Of Definitions, Each Volume In This Series Provides Trenchant And Provocative Yet Always Balanced And Complete Discussions Of The Central Issues In A Given Discipline Or Field Every Very Short Introduction Gives A Readable Evolution Of The Subject In Question, Demonstrating How The Subject Has Developed And How It Has Influenced Society Eventually, The Series Will Encompass Every Major Academic Discipline, Offering All Students An Accessible And Abundant Reference Library Whatever The Area Of Study That One Deems Important Or Appealing, Whatever The Topic That Fascinates The General Reader, The Very Short Introductions Series Has A Handy And Affordable Guide That Will Likely Prove Indispensable.

[Reading] ➶ The Etruscans  Author Christopher Smith – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 148 pages
  • The Etruscans
  • Christopher Smith
  • English
  • 17 April 2017
  • 0199547912

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➶ The Etruscans Author Christopher Smith – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    I was recently in the British Museum, trying not to collide with the various tour groups, when I found myself in the Etruscan and early Italy gallery In a glass case, free of currency producing foreign tourists, was a display about the cult site of Diana the lake at Nemi which inspired Frazer s The Golden Bough The display labels explained that nothing yet had been found to suggest that it was a site sacred to Diana Artemis but that it was clearly an Etruscan cult site in the pre Roman pe I was recently in the British Museum, trying not to collide with the various tour groups, when I found myself in the Etruscan and early Italy gallery In a glass case, free of currency producing foreign tourists, was a display about the cult site of Diana the lake at Nemi which inspired Frazer s The Golden Bough The display labels explained that nothing yet had been found to suggest that it was a site sacred to Diana Artemis but that it was clearly an Etruscan cult site in the pre Roman period, of a sudden a crumb about the Etruscans developed in to a full blown appetite, to my displeasure I found that downstairs the museum authorities had reduced the amount of space given over to selling books and so the museum could not provide me with an Etruscan meal The first Etruscan book I came across was too dear for my wallet in these austere times so I fell upon this one and Livy s The E...


  2. says:

    I bought this ebook on sale on impulse not wise, since I should have been measuring the opportunity cost of the book in time, not money but the gamble turned out well for this book, which is exactly what it says a very short introduction to the Etruscans In which one may learn the Etruscans are not mysterious, although there remains an incentive for museums and tourist bureaus to present them that way the Etruscans organized themselves along significantly different folkways than the Ro I bought this ebook on sale on impulse not wise, since I should have been measuring the opportunity cost of the book in time, not money but the gamble turned out well for this book, which is exactly what it says a very short introduction to the Etruscans In which one may learn the Etruscans are not mysterious, although there remains an incentive for museums and tourist bureaus to present them that way the Etruscans orga...


  3. says:

    Three is good, do not forget this A very sound short introduction to the Etruscan civilization, its composition, its connection to Bronze Age and Villanovan finds in Italy, its still very poorly understood tribal state structure, its language, its art, and the history of its discovery The author tries to debunk the Etruscan mystique , but there is very little to debunk it with many aspects of Etruscan culture are poorly understood, because the Etruscans are not subjects of history sensu Three is good, do not forget this A very sound short introduction to the Etruscan civilization, its composition, its connection to Bronze Age and Villanovan finds in Italy, its still very poorly understood tribal state structure, its language, its art, and the history of its discovery The author tries to debunk the Etr...


  4. says:

    Very useful on literary, archeological, and historiographical issues It has a section of linguistics, but this I did not find as useful Theancient elements are dry reading insomuch as there can be much narrative attached Overall, worth the read


  5. says:

    Short and informative overview of the current research, but careful it gives very much Smith s views, Italian and German books on the Etruscans differ.


  6. says:

    Perhaps Smith s prose was cut short by a strict editor whenever he threatened to stay too long on any particular hobby horse The result is a rather disjointed introduction that dwells on how the Etruscans were not mysterious and the romance around the mysterious Etruscans was a modern invention Most theories attribute their origins to Greece or the east generally speaking Smith does a creditable job of explaining how the imponderable question of origins is actuallysignificant in reveali Perhaps Smith s prose was cut short by a strict editor whenever he threatened to stay too long on any particular hobby horse The result is a rather disjointed introduction that dwells on how the Etruscans were not mysterious and the romance around the mysterious Etruscans was a modern invention Most theories attribute their origins to Greece or the east generally speaking Smith does a creditable job of explaining how the imponder...


  7. says:

    I have read a few books in this series and have walked away feeling like I know somethingthan I did on the topic This one, not so much I feel like I am staring at the Etruscans underwater Everything is still blurry and out of focus.The book keeps mentioning that they are not mysterious but to me they still are a mystery The book seems heavy on the detail but not on the right stuff I grew bored reading most of it and it was a pain to finish I did learn a few new things an...


  8. says:

    I found this one pretty unreadable Lots of vagueness and speculationwhich would be all right, one sometimes has to do some speculating when dealing with ancient history, but the speculations come offas the author s wishful thinking than anything else Basically we don t ...


  9. says:

    Not just about the people who left Etruscan artifacts, butgenerally the place of Etruria in history.


  10. says:

    concise and clear overview of Etruscan history and culture Particulars good when discussing Etruscan art and metalworking.

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