Villa Landscapes in the Roman North
Title
Villa Landscapes in the Roman North
Subtitle
Economy, Culture and Lifestyles
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€ 115,00
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9789089643483
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Hardback
Number of pages
344
Language
English
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21 x 29.7 cm
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Villa Landscapes in the Roman North - 2 contents - 8 preface - 10 Studying Roman villa landscapes in the 21st century.A multi-dimensional approach - 12 Reflections on the Iron Age background to the emergence of villa landscapes in northern France - 56 Exploring villa development in the northern provinces of the Roman empire - 72 On the origin and development of axial villas with double courtyards in the Latin West - 94 Town-country dynamics in Roman Gaul. The epigraphy of the rulingelite - 118 Ethnic recruitment, returning veterans and the diffusion of Roman culture among rural populations in the Rhineland frontier zone - 150 Indications for rural slavery in the northern provinces - 172 The idea of the villa. Reassessing villa development in south-east Britain - 190 The role of mortuary ritual in the construction of social boundaries by privileged social groups within villa landscapes - 206 Monumental funerary structures of the 1st to the 3rd centuries associated with Roman villas in the area of the Treveri - 222 Roman rural settlements in Flanders. Perspectives on a ‘non-villa’landscape in extrema Galliarum - 246 Evaluating settlement patterns and settlement densities in the villa landscapes between Tongres and Cologne - 270 The villa landscape of the Middle Aare valley and its spatial and chronological development - 286 Roman villa landscapes of the lignite mining areas in the hinterland of Cologne - 296 The Roman villa complex of Reinheim, Germany - 312 The Roman villa at Borg. Excavation and reconstruction - 328 List of contributors - 342
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Ton Derks, Nico Roymans

Villa Landscapes in the Roman North

Economy, Culture and Lifestyles

This edited volume presents a synthesis of recent research on villas and villa landscapes in the northern provinces of the Roman world. It offers an original, multi-dimensional perspective on the social, economic and cultural functioning of villas within the context of the Roman empire. Themes discussed include the economic basis of villa dominated landscapes, rural slavery, town-country dynamics, the role of monumental burials in villa landscapes, and self-representation and lifestyle of villa owners. This study offers a major contribution to the comparative research of villa landscapes and the phenomenon of regionality in Roman rural landscapes.

Amsterdam Archaeological Studies is a series devoted to the study of past human societies from the prehistory up into modern times, primarily based on the study of archaeological remains. The series will include excavation reports of modern fieldwork; studies of categories of material culture; and synthesising studies with broader images of past societies, thereby contributing to the theoretical and methodological debates in archaeology.
Authors

Ton Derks

Ton Derks is assistant professor of Roman archaeology at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Nico Roymans

Nico Roymans is professor of West European archaeology at the VU University in Amsterdam.