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Public space in the late antique city / by Luke Lavan.

By: Lavan, Luke [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Late antique archaeology (supplementary series) ; volume 5/1,2Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004404281; 9789004404298; 9789004413726Subject(s): Public spaces -- Mediterranean Region -- History | Public architecture -- Mediterranean region -- History | Cities and towns, Ancient -- Mediterranean Region -- History | Architecture, Ancient -- Mediterranean Region -- History | Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 476 | Mediterranean Region -- History -- 476-1517Additional physical formats: Online version:: Public space in the late antique cityDDC classification: 307.760937 LOC classification: DE61.P8 | L38 2020
Contents:
v. 1. Streets, processions, fora, agorai, macella, shops -- v. 2. Sites, buildings, dates.
Summary: "This book investigates the nature of 'public space' in Mediterranean cities, A.D. 284-650, meaning places where it was impossible to avoid meeting people from all parts of society, whether different religious confessions or social groups. The first volume considers the architectural form and everyday functions of streets, fora / agorai, market buildings, and shops, including a study of processions and everyday street life. The second volume analyses archaeological evidence for the construction, repair, use, and abandonment of these urban spaces, based on standardised principles of phasing and dating. The conclusions provide insights into the urban environment of Constantinople, an assessment of urban institutions and citizenship, and a consideration of the impact of Christianity on civic life at this time"-- Provided by publisher.
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Books Books The BIAA David H. French Library
Shelf 51 - Main Room
Q4k(f) LAVAN 32752 Not for loan v. 1. Streets, processions, fora, agorai, macella, shops BOOKS-000000025978
Books Books The BIAA David H. French Library
Shelf 51 - Main Room
Q4k(f) LAVAN 32753 Not for loan v. 2. Sites, buildings, dates BOOKS-000000025979

Includes bibliographical references and index.

v. 1. Streets, processions, fora, agorai, macella, shops -- v. 2. Sites, buildings, dates.

"This book investigates the nature of 'public space' in Mediterranean cities, A.D. 284-650, meaning places where it was impossible to avoid meeting people from all parts of society, whether different religious confessions or social groups. The first volume considers the architectural form and everyday functions of streets, fora / agorai, market buildings, and shops, including a study of processions and everyday street life. The second volume analyses archaeological evidence for the construction, repair, use, and abandonment of these urban spaces, based on standardised principles of phasing and dating. The conclusions provide insights into the urban environment of Constantinople, an assessment of urban institutions and citizenship, and a consideration of the impact of Christianity on civic life at this time"-- Provided by publisher.