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Author Name    Bowden, William

Title   EPIRUS VETUS The Archaeology of a Late Antique Province

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Publisher    Duckworth 2003

ISBN Number    0715631160 / 9780715631164

Seller ID   12038

Book is fine. DJ is protected in mylar sleeve. ; The land that once formed the late antique Roman province of Epirus Vetus now straddles the border between Albania and Greece, a volatile area whose history since the Second World War has meant that modern political boundaries rather than those of antiquity have defined study of the ancient province. In this readable, well illustrated account, William Bowden reassesses the archaeological evidence from the fourth to the seventh century AD, when the area changed from a Roman province to a distant region beyond the limits of the empire, using the data to construct a model of the changing social structures that underlay this important transition. His analysis reveals that these changes were not gradual transformations but rather a series of sharply defined discontinuities, and suggests that these processes resulted in a more fragmented society, in which groups coalesced around individuals rather than concepts of town or state. The book also examines the controversial issue of Slavic settlement in the area in the immediate post-Roman period, a subject that even today remains dominated by the questions of nationalism and ethnic identity that have recently had such tragic consequences in the Balkans. ; Duckworth Archaeology; 256 pages

Epirus Archeology & Archaeology Imperialism Late Antiquity

Price = 155.00 USD



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