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Villa landscapes in the Roman north : economy, culture, and life-styles / editors Nico Roymans & Ton Derks.

Other author/creatorRoymans, Nico.
Other author/creatorDerks, Ton.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoAmsterdam : Amsterdam University Press
Descriptionx, 332 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ; 17
Amsterdam archaeological studies ; 17. ^A872520
Contents Studying Roman villa landscapes in the 21st century. A multi-dimensional approach / Nico Roymans and Ton Derks -- Reflections on the Iron Age background to the emergence of villa landscapes in northern France / Colin Haselgrove -- Exploring villa development in the northern provinces of the Roman empire / Diederick Habermehl -- On the origin and development of axial villas with double courtyards in the Latin West / Nico Roymans and Diederick Habermehl -- Town-country dynamics in Roman Gaul. The epigraphy of the ruling elite / Ton Derks -- Ethnic recruitment, returning veterans and the diffusion of Roman culture among rural populations in the Rhineland frontier zone / Nico Roymans -- Indications for rural slavery in the northern provinces / Nico Roymans and Marenne Zandstra -- The idea of the villa. Reassessing villa development in south-east Britain / Jeremy Taylor -- The role of mortuary ritual in the construction of social boundaries by privileged social groups within villa landscapes / Laura Crowley -- Monumental funerary structures of the 1st to 3rd centuries associated with Roman villas in the area of the Treveri / Jean Krier and Peter Henrich -- Roman rural settlements in Flanders. Perspectives on a 'non-villa' landscape in extrema Galliarum / Wim De Clercq -- Evaluating settlement patterns and settlement densities in the villa landscapes between Tongres and Cologne / Karen Jeneson -- The villa landscape of the Middle Aare valley and its spatial and chronological development / Caty Schucany -- Roman villa landscapes of the lignite mining areas in the hinterland of Cologne / Wolfgang Gaitzsch -- The Roman villa complex of Reinheim, Germany / Florian Sărăţeanu-Müller -- The Roman villa at Borg. Excavation and reconstruction / Bettina Birkenhagen.
Summary This work provides a synthesis of recent research on villas and villa landscapes in the northern provinces of the Roman world. Topics that will be discussed include the economic basis of landscapes dominated by villas, rural slavery, urban rural dynamics, the role of monumental tombs in villa landscapes, self-representation and the lifestyle of villa owners. The book offers an original, multi-dimensional perspective on the social, economic and cultural functions of villas in the Roman Empire.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012420808
ISBN9789089643483 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9089643486 (cloth : alk. paper)

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