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Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes

New publication based on a workshop in Regensburg in 2020, organized by Arabella Cortese, Giulia Fioratto (both University of Regensburg) and Rubina Raja.

Cortese, A. & Fioratto, G. (eds.). 2022. Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes. Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner.

Proceedings of the workshop ‘Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity’, held at University of Regensburg in February 2020, has recently been published. The new anthology is edited by two of the workshop’s organisers, Arabella Cortese and Giulia Fioratto. It investigates the substantial changes within urban settlements and their surrounding territories in the transition period between the second century and the sixth century AD.

The chapters explore the results from new excavations as well as case studies using innovative and original approaches to give new insight into hitherto unexplored areas of the Mediterranean Basin.   The multidisciplinary method and comprehensive examination of different topics in the book offer a new focus on the spatial occupation of urban territories through time and geographical boundaries.

UrbNet-related contributions to the new publication

The workshop ‘Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity’ was held at University of Regensburg, 13-14 February 2020. The workshop was organised by the two editors of the proceedings, Arabella Cortese and Giulia Fioratto, together with centre director professor Rubina Raja. Several UrbNet employees attended the workshop and have contributed to the new anthology:

  • Furlan, G. (2022). “Waste Management for Evaluating the Health of Cities Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: A Brief Reappraisal Looking at Aquileia”, in: Cortese, A. & Fioratto, G. (eds.), Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes, Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 38-52.
  • Intagliata, E. E. (2022). “Framing the Study of Late Antique Cities in Lazica and Nearby Territories (300-600 CE)”, in: Cortese, A. & Fioratto, G. (eds.), Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes, Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 119-131.
  • Raja, R. (2022). “Urban Transformations Seen Through the Lens of Urban Religion: The Case of the Sanctuary of Bel in Palmyra”, in: Cortese, A. & Fioratto, G. (eds.), Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes, Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 132-147.

Full reference to the new book and further links

Cortese, A. & Fioratto, G. (eds.). 2022. Urban Space Between the Roman Age and Late Antiquity: Continuity, Discontinuity and Changes. Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner.

Read more about the workshop here or see the UrbNet summary here.  

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