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Urban Sprawl: What is Urbanization and Why does it Matter?: Mortimer Wheeler Lecture

Robin Osborne

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explains the importance of studying urbanization in the Mediterranean region. Urbanization has become a somewhat unfashionable topic among archaeologists and this may be because it has ... More


The Early Iron Age Urban Forms of Cyprus

Maria Iacovou

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the local conditions, traditions, and forms of urban settlement in Cyprus during the Iron Age. It explains that almost to the very end of the Middle Bronze Age, Cyprus had ... More


Urbanization in Etruria

Tom Rasmussen

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the process of urbanization in Etruria. There is general agreement that, in Etruria, urbanization was well under way by the end of the seventh century BC. During this period ... More


Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Robin Osborne and Barry Cunliffe (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Urban life as we know it in the Mediterranean began in the early Iron Age: settlements of great size and internal diversity appear in the archaeological record. This collection of essays offers a ... More


Slaves without Shackles: An Archaeology of Everyday Life on Gorée Island, Senegal

Ibrahima Thiaw

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines how slavery was imprinted on material culture and settlement at Gorée Island. It evaluates the changing patterns of settlement, access to materials, and emerging novel tastes to ... More


Hellenistic Eponymous Cities and Ethnics

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 showed the long history of metonomasy, which is preserved in a number of entries in documentary evidence and particularly in Stephanus, relating to cities and communities of the Classical ... More


Seeing Nature Spatially

Edward W. Soja

in Without Nature?: A New Condition for Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230693
eISBN:
9780823237227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230693.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that nature and society, and the relations between them, have been fundamentally urban for the past twelve millennia, since the formation of the first ... More


Cairo as Regional/Global Economic Capital?

Leïla Vignal and Eric Denis

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the radical transformation of economic and social metropolitan topographies in Cairo that have recently led to the inversion of polarities and values. Most importantly, the ... More


The Struggle for Life in South Africa's Slums

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the ethnographic setting for the book as a whole by painting a picture of everyday life in South Africa’s informal settlements. It introduces the reader to each of the primary ... More


Conclusion: Rome’s Migration System

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Moving Romans: Migration to Rome in the Principate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198768050
eISBN:
9780191821868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768050.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 8 places the findings for Rome in the context of the Roman world. Roman migration was clearly a complex phenomenon, involving all layers of society and thereby cutting through all familiar ... More


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