Artifacts from Ancient Rome (Daily Life Through Artifacts) (Hardcover)

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Artifacts from Ancient Rome (Daily Life Through Artifacts) (Hardcover)


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When Roman objects and artifacts are properly analyzed, they serve as valuable primary sources for learning about ancient history. This book provides the guidance and relevant historical context students need to see relics as evidence of long-past events and society.

Artifacts from Ancient Rome is a unique social history that explores major aspects of daily life in a long-ago era via images of physical objects and historical information about these items. This book also affords "hands-on training" on how to approach primary sources.

The author--a historian also trained as an archaeologist--begins by explaining the concept of using artifacts to understand and "see" the past and providing a primer for effectively analyzing artifacts. Entries on the artifacts follow, with each containing an introduction, a description of the artifact, an explanation of its significance, and a list of further sources of information. Readers of the book will not only gain a composite impression of daily life in ancient Rome through the study of artifacts from domestic life, religion, war, transportation, entertainment, and more, but will also learn how to best understand and analyze primary sources for learning.
James B. Tschen Emmons, PhD, teaches history at North Idaho College and mythology at Northern Virginia Community College.
Product Details ISBN: 9781610696197
ISBN-10: 1610696190
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: September 30th, 2014
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: Daily Life Through Artifacts