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The Etruscans

Graeme Barker, Tom Rasmussen

ISBN: 978-0-631-22038-1 May 2000 Wiley-Blackwell 400 Pages


The Etruscans were the creators of one of the most highly developed cultures of the pre-Roman Mediterranean.
Preface and Acknowledgements.


1. The Landscape.

2. Origins.

3. Sources and Society.

4. Cultural Transformations.

5. Settlement and Territory.

6. Subsistence and Economy.

7. Life, Cult, and Afterlife.

8. Romanization.

Appendix: Etruscan Places - A Rough Guide.



"Written with scholarly precision but without condescension The Etruscans deserves to be on the shelves of all those who want an up-to-date overview of the subject." History Today, Volume 48, Sept 98.

"As well as offering new approaches and interpretations the book presents the reader with concise summaries of, often highly contentious, recent debates." Vedia Izzet, Christ's College, Cambridge.

"In an impressively comprehensive book, they weave together material from a wealth of sources, classical literature, land surveys and excavation - their text providing a lesson in itself in how to recreate ancient history." History Today.

  • The first, full account of Etruscan politics, culture and society, placing Etruscans in their Mediterranean context.
  • Incorporate up-to-date finding from landscape archaeology.
  • Includes unique practical guide to more than 60 Etruscan sites