The Urbanisation of Rome and Latium Vetus: From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Era

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 10, 2014 - Social Science - 432 pages
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This book focuses on urbanization and state formation in middle Tyrrhenian Italy during the first millennium BC by analyzing settlement organization and territorial patterns in Rome and Latium vetus from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Era. In contrast with the traditional diffusionist view, which holds that the idea of the city was introduced to the West via Greek and Phoenician colonists from the more developed Near East, this book demonstrates important local developments towards higher complexity, dating to at least the beginning of the Early Iron Age, if not earlier. By adopting a multidisciplinary and multi-theoretical framework, this book overcomes the old debate between exogenous and endogenous by suggesting a network approach that sees Mediterranean urbanization as the product of reciprocal catalyzing actions.
 

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Contents

URBANISATION AND STATE FORMATION IN MIDDLE
7
THE LATIN LANDSCAPE DATA AND METHODOLOGY 35
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ROME FROM A SMALL BRONZE
66
archaeological evidence from the Recent Bronze
70
Late Latial Phase IIB 900875850825 BC and IIIA
78
DEFINITION AND DATING
105
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SETTLEMENT PATTERN ANALYSIS
171
MULTIDIMENSIONAL AND MULTITHEORETICAL
216
CONCLUSIONS
249
Appendix
261
Notes
333
Bibliography
361
Index
391

THE ROMAN HINTERLAND
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Francesca Fulminante is Supervisor and Visiting Fellow of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She is author of The Princely Burials in Latium Vetus and has excavated in Rome, Veii, Pompeii, Crustumerium, Gubbio and Broom (Bedfordshire).

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