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Before/After: Transformation, Change, and Abandonment in the Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean

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Before/After explores various aspects related to transformation and change in the Roman and Late Antique world through the archaeological and historical evidence. The seven chapters of the volume range from the evolution of settlement patterns to spatial re-configuration after abandonment processes. Geographically the volume aims to cover – through case studies – the enlarged Roman world from Spain, to Cyprus, from the Rhine area borderland to the Red Sea. The book is the result of a workshop organized as part of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, held in Rome during March 2016.

Contents

Introduction (Editors) ;
Crisis or Transformation: the Effects of the ‘Third Century Crisis’ in the Layetania Interior. An Example from the Hispania Citerior Tarraconensis – J. O. Guzman ;
The Abandonment of Myos Hormos – D. Nappo ;
Hydrological Change and Settlement Dislocation along the Later Roman Rhine – T. V. Franconi ;
Abandoned but not forgotten. Dynamics of Authority Negotiation in the British Sacred Landscape – A. Esposito ;
Contesting Sacred Landscapes: Continuity and Abandonment in Roman Cyprus – G. Papantoniou ;
Abandonment and Revival between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Facts and Fiction – A. Vionis ;
Investigating Transformations through Archaeological Records in the Heart of Tuscany. The Roman Villa at Aiano between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (4th-7th c. AD) – M. Cavalieri

H 276 x W 203 mm

126 pages

35 figures

Published Apr 2020

Archaeopress Access Archaeology

ISBN

Paperback: 9781789695991

Digital: 9781789696004


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