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The Etruscans
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Lucy Shipley
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The Etruscans

Lucy Shipley


9781780238326

Reaktion Books


History;
European history;
Ancient history: to c 500 CE;
Classical Greek & Roman archaeology


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208 pages

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The Etruscans were a powerful and influential civilization in ancient Italy. But despite their prominence, they are often misrepresented as mysterious - a strange, unknowable people whose language and culture have largely vanished. Lucy Shipley's new history of the Etruscans presents a different picture: of a people who traded with Greece and shaped the development of Rome, who inspired Renaissance artists and Romantic firebrands and whose influence is still felt strongly in the modern world.

The book explores Etruscan culture through a series of stories that also reveal the biases and prejudices of the present day. It describes the journey of Etruscan objects from the point of their creation through the story of their use, loss, rediscovery and reinvention. From the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy displayed in a fashionable salon to the extra-curricular activities of a member of the Bonaparte family, it takes us on an extraordinary voyage through Etruscan archaeology that leads to surprising and intriguing places.

By:   Lucy Shipley
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9781780238326
ISBN 10:   1780238320
Series:   Lost civilizations
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lucy Shipley is the author of Experiencing Etruscan Pots: Ceramics, Bodies and Images in Etruria (2015). She lives in Devon, UK.


Shipley's concise and elegant prose serves as an ideal complement to her fascinating subject. The people of this remarkable and enigmatic culture come alive in a brilliant treatment appropriate for any audience. --Anthony Tuck, University of Massachusetts Amherst and director of the Poggio Civitate Excavations

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