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The Rural Landscapes of Imperial Italy

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The opening chapter outlines the wealth of evidence for rural settlement in Italy collected in the course of archaeological field survey over the past forty years, the diversity of settlement ... More


Rural settlement and village societies

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter provides an overview of the state of archaeological knowledge on rural settlement and links it with the textual evidence on village identity. Two caesurae run throughout the subject ... More


Missing persons? Models of Mediterranean Regional Survey and Ancient Populations

Robert Witcher

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the potential and the problems of Mediterranean regional survey for demographic modeling, drawing on case studies from Italy, Greece, and North Africa. Specifically, it ... More


Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This volume is a collection of studies focusing on population and settlement patterns in the Roman empire in the perspective of the economic development of the Mediterranean world c. 100 BC to AD ... More


‘The Good Offices’ and Expansion into Africa Under Felix Schnyder

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The 1960s brought fundamental changes to the UN system of refugee assistance and protection. The developing world replaced Europe as the central focus of the UNHCR's world. The expansion of the UNHCR ... More


Rural Settlement, Village Identity, and the Parish in the Lucca Plain

Chris Wickham

in Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207047
eISBN:
9780191677458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207047.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the changes in the rural settlement, village identity, and parish in the Lucca plain during the 12th-century. It explains that the ... More


Emrys Jones 1920–2006

Ron Johnston

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

Emrys Jones (1920–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a geographer who, together with his elder brother, Alun, was raised in the Cynon Valley mining community of Aberaman in South Wales. In ... More


Geophysical Survey and Rural Settlement Architecture on the Lower Danube at the Transition to Late Antiquity

M. J. BOYD

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One of the key aims of the ‘Transition to Late Antiquity’ research programme has been to collect a systematic data sample in order to examine local patterns and disparities at a regional level. In ... More


Peopling Ancient Landscapes: Potential and Problems

David Mattingly

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The explosion of archaeological field survey projects in the late 20th century has contributed to a general sense that rural settlement expanded considerably in many areas of the Roman Empire, but ... More


The “Rural” Settlement Pattern

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter critiques Thomas Emerson's interpretation of the countryside settlement pattern, which he claims supports the view that Cahokia was the dominant centralized power. It also interprets ... More


Economic Change and the Transition to Late Antiquity

R. P. Duncan-Jones

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines potential indices of prosperity or decline in the 3rd century. In the regions of the Empire considered, various chronological pointers suggest worsening conditions in the 3rd ... More


Land and people, c. 1300

R. E. Glasscock

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: medieval climate; landforms; woodlands; peat bogs; field systems; population; rural settlements; the medieval house; towns; trade; and size of towns.


Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Roman empire tends to be seen as a whole whereas the early middle ages tends to be seen as a collection of regional histories, roughly corresponding to the land-areas of modern nation states. As ... More


The Conquest of the Jungle

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the settlement and development ofBoquerón,a rural community in the headwaters of the Panama Canal. Boquerón’shistory is narrated through the story of the always-unfinished ... More


Zhaizi, the Persistent Natural Village in Fuyuan

Yi Wu

in Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the enduring social and cultural identities of rural settlements, which in Fuyuan and many other rural areas in southwest China is called zhaizi. It reveals that the identity ... More


Cahokia as a Hierarchical Monistic Modular Polity: A Critical View

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter outlines an interpretation of the so-called rural settlement pattern of the Mississippian period recently proposed by Thomas Emerson, in which he clearly characterizes the countryside ... More


Settlements

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden

in Technologies of Enchantment?: Exploring Celtic Art: 400 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199548064
eISBN:
9780191804373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548064.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with a broad-brush analysis of the patterns evident on settlements. It then looks in detail at the Celtic art objects deposited on three specific sites: the enclosed rural ... More


Conclusion

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the current status of Englishness and Englishness studies. It shows that Englishness still occupies traditional ground defined by archaic hierarchies of social station and ... More


The Nature of Work

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves from questions of nature back to ones related to technology and development. It compares ecologies of work in the penal colony and the space center, and the place of improvisation ... More


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