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Author Smith, Christopher John, 1965-

Title The Etruscans : a very short introduction / Christopher Smith
Published [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents The origins of the Etruscans -- The Etruscan language -- Towards the Etruscan city-state -- The Villanovan revolution -- The transformation of Etruria -- Etruscan tomb painting and Etruscan art -- Empire, crisis, and response, 600-300 BC -- Etruscan religion -- The Roman conquest -- Clothing and the Etruscan body -- Imperial epilogue -- Etruscology: its origins and development
Summary The Etruscans (c. 900-400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 14, 2014)
Subject Etruscans.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191779814