Seller: ancientgifts (4,227) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122149331334 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian SpanishClick here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Buried People: A Study of the Etruscan World by Sibylle von Cles-Reden. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DETAIL:DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 248 pages. Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; (1955). This is the story of the vanished race which for nearly 400 years, until the rise of Rome in the fifth century B.C., exercised power over Central Italy and the Mediterranean. Everything about the Etruscans is mysterious. The Romans, their successors in dominion over Italy, sought systematically to delete all trace of them from the face of the earth. Superficially the attempt almost succeeded, for it was not until two centuries ago that archaeology began effectively to restore the Etruscans to history. But in reality the attempt was always doomed to failure because, as this book sets out to show, the soil of Etruria was so steeped in the spirit of the Etruscans that their influence was never extinct or even dormant, least of all among their conquerors, the Romans themselves. Frau Sibylle von Cles-Reden, a trained archaeologist, describes the Etruscan sites and brings them back to life with the imagination of an artist. Each major site in turn: Caere, Vulci, Clusium, Volsinium and the rest, is seen to represent one or another of the major fields of Etruscan achievement: pottery or sculpture, painting or architecture, religion or the Etruscan way of life. Each leads her in turn to a fascinatingly discursive account of a different aspect of Etruscan history, in which her sensitive awareness of the continuity of the race and the timeless quality of their native landscape is matched by a large number of magnificent photographs. The Etruscan mystery has never been more sympathetically evoked, nor more nearly unraveled. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Clean, moderately read hardcover with dustjacket (in mylar sleeve). Charles Scribner's Sons (1955) 248 pages. Except as noted immediately following, the pages are clean, unmarked, unmutilated, well bound, showing moderate reading wear. HOWEVER there are faint, tiny tan-colored age speckles (known as "foxing") to the front and back endpapers (the underside of the covers). ALSO the upper corner of the middle half of the book's pages show a very faint bump/wrinkle. The covers are not bumped, just the middle half of the pages. This is typically the result of the book flopping open as it is being shelved, and the upper corner of some of the pages then being bumped against the book shelf. It's very faint, and merely an inconsequential cosmetic blemish. The book is as described, otherwise clean. The dustjacket evidences very heavy edge and corner shelfwear and rubbing, lots of chipping to the corners, particularly the spine head and heel (a 1 inch piece missing from the spine heel, a 1/4 inch piece from the spine head). However there are no significant tears, though again, it does show a lot of edge and corner chipping. So as to preclude further wear to the dustjacket, it has been enclosed in a new mylar sleeve. Beneath the dustjacket the beige cloth covers are absolutely unblemished with no significant wear. Though not quite a "shelf trophy", given the fact it is almost 60 years old it is a clean book with a more or less intact (though heavily shelf-worn), original dustjacket, albeit showing modest signs of aging. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1382e. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: First published in German as Das Versunkene Volk. A study of the archeological sites as well as the permeating influence of Etruscan culture on the classical world and early Christianity. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: This book was originally published in German as Das Versunkenne Volk. It tells of the story of a vanished race who for nearly 400 years before the rise of Rome exercised authority over Central Italy and the Mediterranean. It is a fascinating account of the Etruscan civilization through archaeology and art. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Cles-Redden discusses the afterlife and its religious aspects in Chapter 12. She specifically discusses Christianity, and the facets of it that she suggests are Etruscan in origin, specifically the role of demons and other creatures of Hell. She argues that the Etruscan presence was felt by the Church well into Medieval times. It is fairly unique discussion. Overall this book is a remarkable, readable, and fascinating book about the ancient Etruscan culture. REVIEW: The author describes Etruscan sites and brings to life the achievements of a disappeared people. A good study of the Etruscans, their history and culture. Well written and clear. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. 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