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Cities and Territories of the Western Roman Empire: 4th Century BC to the 3rd Century Ad

Ricardo González-Villaescusa

This book showcases the unique shape of urban development that spread out from the Mediterranean across Europe during the Roman Empire, offering a fresh perspective on the cities and territories of the Roman West.

With the expansion of Rome came a particular form of social organisation: the Roman city. This book provides a basic introduction to Roman cities, not through the lens of architecture and urbanism, but from a social, legal, cultural, spatial, and functional perspective. It focuses on the Roman civitas - the city and its territory - as the spatial model of Roman colonialism and expansion. Exploring primarily the cities and territories of the Western Empire, such as the Iberian Peninsula, Gaul, and Britain, González-Villaescusa revives from their ruins those central places that facilitated the circulation of people, goods, and information, and created a large urban network and unified imperial territory.

Cities and Territories of the Western Roman Empire: 4th Century BC to the 3rd Century AD is suitable for school and university students, as well as the general reader interested in the subject of Roman cities in the Western Empire.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jul 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032586250
  • Categories: Ancient - RomeHistory - Ancient & ClassicalArchaeology

About the Author

Ricardo González-Villaescusa is a former member of the School of Higher Hispanic Studies at Casa de Velázquez; he worked as a full professor at the universities of Reims - Champagne Ardenne, and Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). Since 2019, he has been Professor of Archaeology in the Gaul and North-West Europe and member of UMR 7041 ArScAn - Archaeology and Sciences for Antiquity (CNRS - Paris Sorbonne and Paris-Nanterre - Ministry of Culture).

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