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Author Creekmore, Andrew.

Title Making ancient cities : space and place in early urban societies / Andrew T. Creekmore III, University of Northern Colorado, Kevin D. Fisher, University of British Columbia.

Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.716093 CREE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 419 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Making Ancient Cities: New Perspectives on the Production of Urban Places / Andrew T. Creekmore III -- Archaeological Perspectives on Ancient Cities -- This Volume in Context -- Making Ancient Cities in Global Perspective -- Future Directions in the Study of Ancient Cities -- 2.The Social Production of Space in Third-Millennium Cities of Upper Mesopotamia / Andrew T. Creekmore III -- Urbanization and Urban Space -- Upper Mesopotamian Urban Planning -- City Shapes -- City Accessibility -- Nucleation -- Multicentricity -- Conservative Development -- Defensible Space -- Parceled Houses -- Armature -- The Importance of Life Histories -- Ideal Cities -- Discussion -- 3.North Mesopotamian Urban Neighborhoods at Titris Hoyuk in the Third Millennium BC / Yoko Nishimura -- Previous Studies on Ancient Urban Residential Neighborhoods -- The Environment of City-States -- North Mesopotamian City Layout -- Titris Hoyuk -- Analysis of the Excavation Data --
Contents note continued: Analysis of the Magnetometry Data -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- 4.Swahili Urban Spaces of the Eastern African Coast / Jeffrey Fleisher -- Swahili Urbanism -- Cities of the Mind”r; -- Comparing Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Swahili Town Plans -- Levels of Meaning -- Practice and the Stonehouse -- Cities as Processes, Not Products -- 5.The Production of Space and Identity at Classic-Period Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico / Bruce Dahlin -- Chunchucmil as an Ancient Maya Urban Center -- The Built Environment of the City of Chunchucmil -- Social Production of Place and Identity at Chunchucmil -- Conclusion -- 6.Making the First Cities on Cyprus: Urbanism and Social Change in the Late Bronze Age / Kevin D. Fisher -- Ways of Looking at Late Cypriot Cities -- The Rise of Urbanism on Cyprus -- Place-Making in Late Cypriot Urban Landscapes -- Conclusions --
Contents note continued: 7.Urbanization and the Emergence of the Greek Polis: The Case of Azoria, Crete / Rodney D. Fitzsimons -- The Domestic Landscape -- The Civic Landscape -- The Urban Landscape -- Conclusions -- 8.The Rise of a Minoan City and the (Re)Structuring of Its Hinterlands: A View from Galatas / D. Matthew Buell -- The City -- The Region -- Discussion -- 9.Cahokia: The Processes and Principles of the Creation of an Early Mississippian City / James A. Brown -- Cahokia as a City: Past Perspectives -- Cahokia: The Cityscape -- Settlement History, Evolution, and Cosmology -- Corporate Groups and City Space -- Conclusions: Cahokia as a City Revisited -- 10.Comparing East and West: Aspects of Urban Manufacture and Retail in the Capitals of the Roman and Han Empires / Anna Razeto -- Sources -- Methodology -- General Layout, Distribution, and Scale of Retail and Manufacture Structures -- Discussion -- Conclusion --
Contents note continued: 11.Ancient Open Space, Gardens, and Parks: A Comparative Discussion of Mesoamerican Urbanism / Barbara L. Stark -- Concepts about Urban Open Space: Gardens and Parks -- Open Space and Settlement Comparisons -- Palatial Gardens: Mesoamerican Prospects -- Green Space, Urban Boundaries, and Urban Models -- Conclusion -- 12.Different Cities / Norman Yoffee -- The City Different and Different Cities in this Book -- Full Disclosure -- City Differences -- To Be or Not to Be: Cities.
Other author Fisher, Kevin D., 1968-
Subject Cities and towns -- History -- To 1500.
City planning -- History -- To 1500.
Public spaces -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 9781107046528 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781107660700 (paperback: alk. paper)