A Companion to the Etruscans (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Etruscans (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Alexandra A. Carpino (editor), Sinclair Bell (editor)Hardback

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This new collection presents a rich selection of innovative scholarship on the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds. * Includes contributions from an international cast of both established and emerging scholars * Offers fresh perspectives on Etruscan art and culture, including analysis of the most up-to-date research and archaeological discoveries * Reassesses and evaluates traditional topics like architecture, wall painting, ceramics, and sculpture as well as new ones such as textile archaeology, while also addressing themes that have yet to be thoroughly investigated in the scholarship, such as the obesus etruscus, the function and use of jewelry at different life stages, Greek and Roman topoi about the Etruscans, the Etruscans reception of ponderation, and more * Counters the claim that the Etruscans were culturally inferior to the Greeks and Romans by emphasizing fields where the Etruscans were either technological or artistic pioneers and by reframing similarities in style and iconography as examples of Etruscan agency and reception rather than as a deficit of local creativity

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Sinclair Bell is Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University. He is the co-editor of five other books, including New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome (2009 with H. Nagy), and is currently the reviews editor of Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation. Alexandra A. Carpino is Professor of Art History and Department Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University. The author of Discs of Splendor: The Relief Mirrors of the Etruscans (2003) and several articles on Etruscan portraiture and mirror iconography, Dr. Carpino also served as editor-in-chief of Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation from 2012 to 2014.


List of Illustrations viii List of Tables xv Notes on Contributors xvi Acknowledgments xx Map of Etruria xxi Introduction xxii Alexandra A. Carpino and Sinclair Bell Part I History 1 1 Beginnings: Protovillanovan and Villanovan Etruria 3 Simon Stoddart 2 Materializing the Etruscans: The Expression and Negotiation of Identity during the Orientalizing, Archaic, and Classical Periods 15 Skylar Neil 3 The Romanization of Etruria 28 Letizia Ceccarelli Part II Geography, Urbanization, and Space 41 4 Etruscan Italy: Physical Geography and Environment 43 Simon Stoddart 5 City and Countryside 55 Simon Stoddart 6 The Etruscans and the Mediterranean 67 Giovannangelo Camporeale 7 Urbanization and Foundation Rites: The Material Culture of Rituals at the Heart and the Margins of Etruscan Early Cities 87 Corinna Riva 8 Poggio Civitate: Community Form in Inland Etruria 105 Anthony S. Tuck 9 Southern and Inner Etruria: Benchmark Sites and Current Excavations 117 Claudio Bizzarri 10 Etruscan Domestic Architecture, Hydraulic Engineering, and Water Management Technologies: Innovations and Legacy to Rome 129 Claudio Bizzarri and David Soren 11 Rock Tombs and the World of the Etruscan Necropoleis: Recent Discoveries, Research, and Interpretations 146 Stephan Steingraber 12 Communicating with Gods: Sacred Space in Etruria 162 P. Gregory Warden Part III Evidence in Context 179 13 Etruscan Skeletal Biology and Etruscan Origins 181 Marshall J. Becker 14 Language, Alphabet, and Linguistic Affiliation 203 Rex E. Wallace 15 Bucchero in Context 224 Philip Perkins 16 Etruscan Textiles in Context 237 Margarita Gleba 17 Etruscan Wall Painting: Insights, Innovations, and Legacy 247 Lisa C. Pieraccini 18 Votives in their Larger Religious Context 261 Helen Nagy 19 Etruscan Jewelry and Identity 275 Alexis Q. Castor 20 Luxuria prolapsa est: Etruscan Wealth and Decadence 293 Hilary Becker 21 Tanaquil: The Conception and Construction of an Etruscan Matron 305 Gretchen E. Meyers 22 The Obesus Etruscus: Can the Trope be True? 321 Jean MacIntosh Turfa Part IV Art, Society, and Culture 337 23 The Etruscans, Greek Art, and the Near East 339 Ann C. Gunter 24 Etruscan Artists 353 Jocelyn Penny Small 25 Etruscan Bodies and Greek Ponderation: Anthropology and Artistic Form 368 Francesco de Angelis 26 Myth in Etruria 388 Ingrid Krauskopf 27 The "Taste" for Violence in Etruscan Art: Debunking the Myth 410 Alexandra A. Carpino Part V The Etruscan Legacy and Contemporary Issues 431 28 Annius of Viterbo and the Beginning of Etruscan Studies 433 Ingrid D. Rowland 29 Tyrrhenian Sirens: The Seductive Song of Etruscan Forgeries 446 Richard Daniel De Puma 30 Looting and the Antiquities Trade 458 Gordon Lobay Part VI APPENDIX 475 Appendix: Etruscan Art in North American Museums 477 Richard Daniel De Puma Index 483

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781118352748
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9781118352748
  • weight: 1072
  • ISBN10: 1118352742

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