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Public Space in the Late Antique City 2 vols

Lavan, Luke (2021) Public Space in the Late Antique City 2 vols. Late Antique Archaeology (Supplementary Series) . Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 1736 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-41372-6. E-ISBN 978-90-04-42382-4. (doi:10.1163/9789004423824) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84740)

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Abstract

This book investigates the nature of 'public space' in Mediterranean cities, A.D. 284-650, meaning places where it was impossible to avoid meeting people from all parts of society, whether different religious confessions or social groups. The first volume considers the architectural form and everyday functions of streets, fora / agorai, market buildings, and shops, including a study of processions and everyday street life. The second volume analyses archaeological evidence for the construction, repair, use, and abandonment of these urban spaces, based on standardised principles of phasing and dating. The conclusions provide insights into the urban environment of Constantinople, an assessment of urban institutions and citizenship, and a consideration of the impact of Christianity on civic life at this time.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1163/9789004423824
Uncontrolled keywords: Late Antiquity Roman Rome Byzantium Cities Markets Streets Forum Agora Shops Urban Planning
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D51 Ancient History
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Luke Lavan
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 17:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84740 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lavan, Luke: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7580-2898
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