The City in Late Antiquity / Edition 1

The City in Late Antiquity / Edition 1

by Dr John Rich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415144310

ISBN-13: 9780415144315

Pub. Date: 10/21/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The city was the nexus of the Roman Empire in its early centuries. The City in Late Antiquity charts the change undergone by cities as the Empire was weakened by the third-century crisis, and later disintegrated under external pressures. The old picture of the classical city as everywhere in decline by the fourth century is shown to be far too simple, and

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The city was the nexus of the Roman Empire in its early centuries. The City in Late Antiquity charts the change undergone by cities as the Empire was weakened by the third-century crisis, and later disintegrated under external pressures. The old picture of the classical city as everywhere in decline by the fourth century is shown to be far too simple, and John Rich seeks to explain why urban life disappeared in some regions, while elsewhere cities survived through to the Middle Ages and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415144315
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/21/1996
Series:
Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Contributors: Dr P.W. Dixon, University of Nottingham; Dr J.D. Harries, University of St. Andrews; Dr H. Kennedy, University of St. Andrews; Dr Christina La Rocca, Italy; Prof. Claude Lepelley, University of Paris; Prof. J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz, FBA, University of Nottingham; Dr A.G. Poulter, University of Nottingham; Dr R.M. Reece, University College, London

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