Recent research on the late antique countryside

Bowden, William and Lavan, Luke A. and Machado, Carlos, eds. Recent research on the late antique countryside. Late Antique Archaeology, 2 . Brill, Leiden, 597 pp. ISBN 978 90 04 13607 6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This book surveys a variety of themes relating to the late antique countryside. It covers social and economic life, the archaeology of pilgrimage and the fate of rural temples, villas, monasteries and landscape change. There is a special section on rural survey in Turkey, a region of the Roman empire for which our knowledge of the countryside is poor. A bibliographic essay, on the rural archaeology of the entire empire, provides an excellent introduction to the volume and to the subject as a whole. Essays range from Northern Gaul to Egypt and draw on many sources: from papyrology and epigraphy to field survey and paleobotany. A complex picture of differing regional trajectories emerges, whilst cultural change is everywhere apparent, in phenomena such as Christianisation, settlement nucleation and fortification

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Luke Lavan
Date Deposited: 20 May 2008 11:12
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 10:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2579 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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