Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century: Current Research and Future Directions [Paperback]

Ine Jacobs (Editor); Hugh Elton (Editor)

ISBN: 9781789250077 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 256p, H240 x W170 (mm)

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Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century


This volume brings together historians and archaeologists working on diverse aspects of Asia Minor in the long sixth century. They discuss topics as varied as rural prosperity, urbanism in cities large and small, frontier management, and the imperial capital of Constantinople. Many of the papers focus on the fabric of cities during this period, showing that there was much greater vitality than has often been assumed. Together, they produce a comprehensive impression of the quality of life in both city and countryside in the period shortly before the transformation of Asia Minor in the face of the Arab attacks of the seventh century.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. A change of appearance. Urban housing in Asia Minor during the sixth century
Inge Uytterhoeven
Chapter 3. Pagan-mythological statuary in sixth-century Asia Minor
Ine Jacobs
Chapter 4. Sixth-century Asia Minor through the lens of hagiography: ecclesiastical power and institutions in city and countryside
Efthymios Rizos
Chapter 5. Studying Asia Minor in the sixth century. Methodological considerations for an economic analysis
Kristina Terpoy
Chapter 6. Forgotten borderlands. Northeastern Anatolia in the sixth century and its potential for frontier studies
Emanuele E. Intagliata
Chapter 7. The countryside in southern Asia Minor in the long sixth century
Hugh Elton
Chapter 8. The cities of southern Asia Minor in the sixth century
Angela Commito
Chapter 9. Aspects of sixth-century urbanism in western Asia Minor
Hugh Jeffery
Chapter 10. Constantinople in the long sixth century
James Crow
Chapter 11. Industrial agriculture, intensification and collapse in Sinope and its territory during the late Roman/early Byzantine periods
Owen Doonan
Chapter 12. Aphrodisias in the long sixth century
Andrew Wilson
Chapter 13. The glorious sixth century in Assos. The unknown prosperity of a provincial city in western Asia Minor
Beate Böhlendorf-Arslan

Reviews & Quotes

"The combination of both subjects, the geographical and the chronological one, in a single book title will surely arouse curiosity among academics; many scholars will have a look at this book. To say it in advance: they will not be disappointed, even high expectations are met. All in all, the present collection of thirteen essays written by historians and archaeologists on different aspects of the subject is a distinguished one."
Andreas Külzer
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (14/02/2020)

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