Historical events literally took place in specific contexts; 'where things are' shapes 'how things are'. In this book, Corinna Rossi examines how three different ways of interacting with the surrounding world were shaped by their physical context in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Following a discussion on the relationship between history and geography, Rossi delves into the geographical settings of these three civilisations, analysing human mobility within them and how cultural development was shaped by these movements. Rossi also identifies three possible models to describe the three different approaches specific to each of these ancient societies.
Egypt, Greece, and Rome: A History of Space and Places is suitable for students and scholars with previous understanding of these three civilisations and an interest in the relationship between history and geography.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 . Limits 2. Ancient Egypt 3. Ancient Greece 4. Ancient Rome 5. Recontextualisations
Corinna Rossi is Associate Professor of Egyptology at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She graduated in architecture in Napoli (Italy) and specialised in Egyptology at Cambridge (UK). She is the author of Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt and the co-author of North Kharga Oasis Survey: Explorations in Egypt’s Western Desert.