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The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

This is a major contribution to the fascinating debate on the changes that occurred in the late Roman period, contrasting the approaches of history and archaeology. Covering the themes of the army, the countryside and the nature of cities, the volume focuses on the lower Danube, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780197264027
Barcode 9780197264027
Published 1 September 2007 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Poulter, Andrew
Series Proceedings of the British Academy (part: 141)
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ISBN-13 9780197264027
ISBN-10 0197264026
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 1 September 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Poulter, Andrew
Series Proceedings of the British Academy (part: 141)
Category World History
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Classical Greek & Roman Archaeology
Number of Pages 708
Dimensions Width: 196mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 47mm
Weight 2,116g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Rome - History - Empire, 284-476, Europe - History - 392-814, Europe, Empire, 284-476, 392-814
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 937.09
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A major contribution to one of the most fascinating debates about the Ancient World, this volume provides a significant insight into the changes that occurred in the late Roman period and which shaped the emergence of early medieval Europe. The volume will be of importance to historians and archaeologists interested in the changes in the character of urbanism, military organization and the rural landscape which separate the Roman Empire from Late Antiquity (1st to early 7th centuries AD). Some papers focus on the lower Danube, others provide comparative studies which range from northern Italy and Pannonia to Greece, western Asia Minor and as far east as the Euphrates. These papers compare the results of different international research teams but also contrast approaches and methodology in order to assess the extent to which these differences might account for apparently contradictory conclusions. The volume also demonstrates the uses and pitfalls encountered in attempts to combine evidence provided by ancient historians and archaeologists - a theme which has wider implications beyond this volume.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A well-produced volume, amply illustrated. Ancient West & East

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Author's Bio

Andrew Poulter is the Chair of Late Roman and Early Byzantine Archaeology at the University of Nottingham.

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