Theory and Practice in Late Antique Archaeology

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Luke A. Lavan, William Bowden
BRILL, 2003 - Social Science - 428 pages
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Can ideas and approaches current in mainstream archaeology be made to work in the conservative world of classical archaeology? This volume seeks to explore theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to the late antique Mediterranean. Broad themes such as long-term change, topography, the economy and social life are covered, but in terms of specific issues and evidential problems currently being tackled by scholars of late antiquity. This book will be useful to students and researchers seeking to enrich their approaches to Mediterranean historical archaeology and to anyone wishing to possess an overview of the current state of late antique archaeology.
  

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Contents

Ideologies and Agendas in Late Antique Studies
3
Archaeology and Late Antique Social Structures
25
The Construction of Identities in postRoman Albania
57
Some Aspects of the Transformation of the Roman Domus
79
Research Methodologies Field Practices
113
Coins and the Late Roman Economy
139
From Architecture to Human
171
The Urban Ideal and Urban Planning in Byzantine New Cities
196
Topographies of Production in North African Cities during
257
The View from
288
Activity
314
Attitudes to Spolia in some Late Antique Texts
341
II Caso di Efeso
359
Studying Longterm Change in the West A D 400800
385
Decline and Fall? Studying Longterm Change in the East
404
Index
425

Recent
224

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Luke A. Lavan, Ph.D. (2001) in Archaeology, University of Nottingham is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara.William Bowden, Ph.D. (2000) in Archaeology, University of East Anglia, is Packard Research Fellow in the School of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia and a co-director of excavations at Butrint, Albania.

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