Books of 2017!

Here is my list of new publications I’ve enjoyed from Urban Studies, Theory & Philosophy (in no particular order, as well as with some late 2016 books):

  1. Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media, University of Minnesota Press.
  2. Verso Books, The Right to the City: A Verso Report, Verso Books (Free).
  3. Stuart Elden, Foucault: The Birth of Power, Polity Press.
  4. Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift, Seeing Like a City, Polity Press.
  5. Henri Lefebvre, Marxist Thought and the City, University of Minnesota Press.

Here is a round up of highlights in Ancient History & Classical Archaeology (again, in no particular order and some late 2016 books included):

  1. Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson, The Economy of Pompeii, Oxford University Press.
  2. Arjan Zuiderhoek, The Ancient City, Cambridge University Press.
  3. Steve Walton, Paul Tribilco and David J. Gill, The Urban World and the First Christians, Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  4. Jeremy Hartnett, The Roman Street: Urban Life and Society in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Rome, Cambridge University Press.
  5. Eric Poehler, The Traffic Systems of Pompeii, Oxford University of Press.
  6. Harriet Flower, The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner, Princeton University Press.
  7. Sarah E. Bond, Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean, University of Michigan Press.
  8. Eleanor Betts (ed), Senses of the Empire: Multisensory Approaches to Roman Culture, Routledge. I have a chapter in this volume…

Here are a few books that are already on my list to read:

  1. Steven J. Ellis, The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Tabernae, Oxford University Press (estimated publication March 2018)
  2. William Fitzgerald and Efrossini Spentzou (eds.), The Production of Space in Latin Literature, Oxford University Press (estimated March 2018).
  3. Ross Burns, Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East, Oxford University Press.
  4. Penelope J. E. Davies, Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome, Cambridge University Press.
  5. Jacob A. Latham, Performance, Memory, and Processions in Ancient Rome: The Pompa Circensis from the Late Republic to Late Antiquity, Cambridge University Press.

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