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Urbanization in Etruria

Tom Rasmussen

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published by British Academy

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263259
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734618 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0004

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Urbanization in Etruria

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This chapter examines the process of urbanization in Etruria. There is general agreement that, in Etruria, urbanization was well under way by the end of the seventh century BC. During this period Tarquinia already showed two of the defining criteria of urban settlement: centralized authority; and state, or public cult. The chapter describes the population figures in Etruria given that urbanization depends on population densities.

Keywords: urbanization; Etruria; Tarquinia; urban settlement; centralized authority; public cult; population densities

Chapter.  5656 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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