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.
Carlos Machado is a doctoral student in Ancient History, Linacre College at Oxford University, funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Science (CNPQ). He is working on the political use of space in late antique Rome, and the appropriation of urban space by the aristocracy, the church and the imperial court.
It will be up-to-date and essential reading for anyone studying late antique or early medieval archaeology and history and will interest also Roman and Byzantine archaeologists.
Table of contents
List of Contributors
The Late Antique Countryside: An Introduction William Bowden and Luke Lavan
Part One: Bibliographic Essay
Archaeological Research on the Late Antique Countryside: A Bibliographic Essay Alexandra CHavarria& Tamara Lewit
Part Two: Economic and Social Life
Rehabilitating the Great Estate: Aristocratic Property and Economic Growth in the Late Antique East Peter Sarris
Epigraphic Data on Village Culture and Social Institutions: an Interregional Comparison (Syria, Phoenice Libanensis and Arabia) Frank R. Trombley
Part Three: Sacred Landscapes
The Fate of Rural Temples in Late Antiquity and the Christianisation of the Countryside Beatrice Caseau
The Archaeology of Pilgrimage in Late Antique Albania: The Basilica of the Forty Martyrs John Mitchell
Part Four: Recent Rural Survey in Turkey and Adjacent Regions
Valley and Village in Late Roman Cyprus Marcus Rautman
Settlement Expansion on the Konya Plain, Anatolia: 5th-7th Centuries A.D. Douglas Baird
Late Antiquity in the Territory of Sagalassos Hannelore Vanhaverbeke, Femke Martens, Marc Waelkens& Jeroen Poblome
Late Antique Pottery, Settlement and Trade in the East Mediterranean: A Preliminary Comparison of Ceramics from Limyra (Lycia) and Boeotia Joanita Vroom
Part Five: Villas in Late Antiquity
Residential Villas in Late Antique Italy: Continuity and Change Carla Sfameni
Late Roman Villas in Late Antique Italy: Continuity and Change Carla Sfameni
Late Roman Villa Plans: The Danube-Balkan Region Lynda Mulvin
Part Six: Rural Monasteries
Monastic Landscapes Joseph Patrich
Monasteries as Rural Settlements: Patron-dependence or Self-sufficiency? Beat Bank
Part Seven: Landscape Change from Gaul to the Balkans
A de-Romanised Landscape in Northen Gaul: The Scarpe Valley from the 4th to 9th Century AD Etienne Louis
Late Antique Settlement on the Plain of Verona Fabio Saggioro
Continuity and Change in the Macedonian Countryside, from Gallienus to Justian Archie Dunn