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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122149330153 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Death and Burial in the Roman World by J.M.C. Toynbee. 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. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 336 pages. Publisher: The John Hopkins University Press; (1996). Never before available in paperback, J. M. C. Toynbee's study is the most comprehensive book on Roman burial practices. Ranging throughout the Roman world, from Rome to Pompeii, from Britain to Jerusalem, Toynbee's book examines funeral practices from a wide variety of perspectives. Toynbee first examines Roman beliefs about death and the afterlife, revealing that few Romans believed in the Elysian Fields of poetic invention. She then describes the rituals associated with burial and mourning: commemorative meals at the gravesite were common, with some tombs having built-in kitchens and rooms in which family could stay overnight. Toynbee also includes descriptions of the layout and finances of cemeteries, the tomb types of both the rich and the poor, and the types of grave markers and monuments, as well as tomb furnishings. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. John Hopkins University Press (1996) 336 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: J. M. C. Toynbee was Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University and an honorary Fellow of Newnham College. Before her death in 1985, she served as a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Numismatic Society, and as a member of the faculty of the British School in Rome. She authored numerous articles and books, including “Animals in Roman Life and Art”, “Art in Roman Britain”, “The Art of the Romans”, “Roman Historical Portraits”, and “Roman Life and Art in Britain”. Contents/Chapter Headings include: 1) Etruscan Antecedents (Etruria and Rome; Ideas on Death and the Afterlife; Funerary Rites; Tomb-Forms and Cemeteries); 2) Roman Beliefs About the Afterlife, Cremation, and Inhumation; 3) Funerary Rites and the Cult of the Dead; 4) The Layout of Cemeteries and the Ownership of Tombs. Walled Cemeteries and Funerary Gardens. 5) Selected Types of Tombs (Simple Cremation and Inhumation Tombs; The Tomb of the Cornelii Scipiones in Rome; Columbaria; Late-Republican and Early Imperial Masonry Tombs; Middle Empire Tombs); 6) Selected Types of tombs (Tower-Tombs; Celcia; Chirza; Provincial Tumuli; Eastern Tombs with Rock-Cut Facades; Jerusalem and Petra; Hypogea of Imperial Rome and the Provinces; Catacombs); 7) Gravestones and Tomb Furniture (Grave Reliefs; Stelai; Ash-Containers and Funerary Altars; Funerary Couches and Effigies; Decorated Sarcophagi; Sculptures). PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Throughout this book one is continuously conscious of the richness of the material and the difficulties the author must have encountered in trying to keep her work within manageable proportions. This she has accomplished in masterly fashion, giving us enough of each topic to prevent her treatment ever being described as summary, and yet making us aware of unresolved questions and filled with the desire to know the answers... This is most certainly a book which will inspire further research, perhaps in the form of more detailed studies of burial rights in individual provinces and their development from earlier native customs which were neither Greek nor Etruscan. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Describes burial customs and attitudes toward death in the ancient Roman world; pagan, Jewish and Christian. First deals with burial rites and tombs among the Etruscan antecedents of the Romans, then gives an account of beliefs in the Roman era of life beyond the grave and the problems of the widespread change from cremation to inhumation. Chapters on practices, cemeteries, tombs, funerary gardens, gravestones, and tomb furniture; aspects of Greek and Roman life. Contains numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. This is the most comprehensive book ever written on Roman burial practices. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. 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