Territory, Time and State: The Archaeological Development of the Gubbio Basin

By: Caroline Malone and Simon Stoddart (eds.)

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Territory, Time and State is a study of long term archaeological history in the remote and beautiful upland valley of Gubbio within the Umbrian Apennines of Italy. The aim of the work is well defined by the natural constraints of this mountainous region. The authors have developed a multi-disciplinary approach to study the human and physical characteristics of the valley from the paleolithic to the medieval period. They integrate the analysis of a unique text (the Iguvine Tables) with excavation, field survey and environmental reconstruction to provide a synthesis of current knowledge. They break boundaries of time and tradition which are normally compartmentalised between different scholars. Although the linkage is sometimes controversial, it is always stimulating. The book has two major focuses: the first is on the Bronze Age landscape where spectacular sites and finds have contributed very significantly to our knowledge of pre-state Italy; and the second is on the identity and character of the early city state of Gubbio and its incorporation into the Roman world. Contents Part I. 1. Introduction Caroline Malone, James McVicar, and Simon Stoddart: Part II. The Environmental Setting; 2. Geology and geomorphology Mauro Coltorti; 3. Pedology Mirjam Schomeaker, Eric Van Waveren, Peter Finke, Rene Sewuster, and Jan Servink; 4. Vegetation and climate Franscesco Allegrucci, Edoardo Biondi, Rachel Fulton, Christopher Hunt, Simon Stoddary, and Rupert Housley; Part III. The First Human Occupation and Transition to Agriculture: 5. The evidence of lithics Tim Reynolds; 6. The transition to agriculture Caroline Malone, and Jenny Harding; Part IV. The Dissection of a Bronze and Early Iron Age Landscape: 7. Site setting Jenny Harding, Peter Finke, and Rene Sewuster; 8. Agriculture James McVicar, Catherine Backway, Gillian Clark, and Rupert Housley; 9. Site relationships Caroline Malone, and Simon Stoddart; 10. The regional setting Caroline Malone, and Simon Stoddart; Part V. Ritual Process and the Iron Age State: 11. Ritual sites and the city Simon Stoddart, and James Whitley; 12. Literacy and linguistic evidence John Wilkins; 13. Text and context; the regional setting Simon Stoddart, and James Whitley; Part VI. Imperial Incorporation: The Advent of Rome: 14. The City Dorica Maconi, and Nicholas Whitehead; 15. The territory Nicholas Whitehead; Part VII. The Medieval Period Francesco Allegrucci; Part VIII. The Long Term Trajectory of the Itermontane Polity: 16. Colonisation, formation and incorporation Caroline Malone, and Simon Stoddart. Printed Pages: 244 with 62 line diagrams, 9 half-tones, 21 tables and 36 maps.

Title: Territory, Time and State: The Archaeological Development of the Gubbio Basin

Author Name: Caroline Malone and Simon Stoddart (eds.)

Categories: Archaeology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1994

ISBN: 0521355680

ISBN 13: 9780521355681

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 Cms x 29 Cms

Seller ID: 003720

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