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Ostia in Late Antiquity (Hardback)

Douglas Boin

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ISBN 10: 1107024013 / ISBN 13: 9781107024014
Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Ostia Antica was Rome s ancient harbor. Its houses and apartments, taverns and baths, warehouses, shops and temples have long contributed to a picture of daily life in ancient Rome. Recent investigations have revealed, however, that life in Ostia did not end with a bang but with a whimper. Only on the cusp of the Middle Ages did the town s residents entrench themselves in a smaller settlement outside the walls. What can this new evidence tell us about life in the later Roman Empire, as society navigated an increasingly Christian world? Ostia in Late Antiquity, the first academic study on Ostia to appear in English in almost 20 years and the first to treat the Late Antique period, tackles the dynamics of this transformative time. Drawing on new archaeological research, including the author s own, and incorporating both material and textual sources, it presents a social history of the town from the third through the ninth century. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9781107024014

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Titre : Ostia in Late Antiquity (Hardback)

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Ostia Antica - Rome's ancient harbor. Its houses and apartments, taverns and baths, warehouses, shops, and temples have long contributed to a picture of daily life in Rome. Recent investigations have revealed, however, that life in Ostia did not end with a bang but with a whimper. Only on the cusp of the Middle Ages did the town's residents entrench themselves in a smaller settlement outside the walls. What can this new evidence tell us about life in the later Roman Empire, as society navigated an increasingly Christian world? Ostia in Late Antiquity, the first academic study on Ostia to appear in English in almost 20 years and the first to treat the Late Antique period, tackles the dynamics of this transformative time. Drawing on new archaeological research, including the author's own, and incorporating both material and textual sources, it presents a social history of the town from the third through ninth century.

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Ostia Antica - Rome's ancient harbor. Its houses and apartments, taverns and temples have long contributed to a picture of daily life in Rome. Ostia in Late Antiquity is the first book to narrate the life of the town during the later empire, a period often synonymous in popular imagination with the "fall of Rome." Drawing on new archaeological research, including the author's own, this book offers a dynamic picture of what it was like to live during this transformative period, where nothing - not even religious change - was an inevitable feature of history.

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