The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes through World History, 1st Edition

  • James Steele
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  • ISBN-10: 0313081085
  • ISBN-13: 9780313081088
  • DDC: 728
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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The house, throughout history, in every place in the world, has been built to provide shelter from the elements. The dwellings that have resulted are as different as the people that have built them, the social norms that prevailed at the time and place in which they were built, and the natural environment that they adapted to. Studying them now in a comprehensive way allows us to understand the social, political, economic and religious conditions that existed for their inhabitants. They are a three-dimensional record of culture.

Twenty-four pages of color images, along with black and white images through three volumes, illustrate the homes of people throughout the world. The volumes cover ancient times to the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, and the Post-Industrial Revolution to the Present.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Americas.
2: Houses of the Adena Tribe in the Ohio Valley.
3: The Anasazi.
4: Inuit Snow Houses.
5: The Aztecs.
6: La Galgada and Casma and Moche Valleys of Peru.
7: The Inca and the Chimu.
8: The Iroquois Longhouse.
9: The Maya.
10: Africa.
11: Al Qahira, Egypt.
12: Carthage, Tunisia.
13: Deir El Medina and Tel El Amarna, Luxor, Egypt.
14: Great Zimbabwe.
15: The Nubian House.
16: Asia and Australasia.
17: Zhouzhuang, A Canal Village in China.
18: The Dai and Thai House.
19: Hutong.
20: Jomon and Yayoi Heritage in Japan.
21: The Khmers in Cambodia.
22: The Malay House.
23: Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, Pakistan.
24: The Minangkabau House.
25: Shang Houses in China.
26: Europe and the Western Mediterranean.
27: Anglo-Saxon and Norman Houses in Britain.
28: The Domus Aurea, Rome.
29: Greek Houses in the Cities of Asia Minor.
30: Khirokitia, Cyprus.
31: Knossos, Crete.
32: Mycenae and Troy.
33: Houses of the Roman Republic and Empire.
34: Skara Brae, Scotland.
35: Stonehenge, Woodhenge, and Durrington Walls.
36: East and Southeast Asia.
37: The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.
38: Constantinople, “The New Rome”.
39: The Hittites.
40: Mesopotamia.
41: Topkapi Palace.
42: Yemeni Houses.
Index 1.
About the Author.