Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 30, 2014

    Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



    One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$74.50
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Sociology- Urban Studies

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Ancient Society and History series:

Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Ancient Society and History)

by

Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Ancient Society and History) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A comprehensive picture of Roman urban institutions and society in Spain, as well as a detailed examination of their transformation into the Christian world of the early Middle Ages in a fashion that is at once accessible, informed, and illuminating." — American Historical Review

Book News Annotation:

Kulikowski (history, U. of Tennessee) rests his history of late Roman Spain on the propositions that recent source criticism requires a fundamental reevaluation of political and institutional history, that continuity is commonly underestimated in evaluating the transition from early Roman days to late antiquity, and that literary sources must be evaluated on the basis of the material archaeological evidence. He examines the establishment of the cities, the institutions to which they gave rise, and their continuity into late antiquity. The impact of the Diocletianatic reforms on Spain's place within the empire is the subject of a chapter of its own. Kulikowski further offers a revision of the political history from A.D. 400 to circa 500 and considers the evidence for Christianity during this time period.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The history of Spain in late antiquity offers important insights into the dissolution of the western Roman empire and the emergence of medieval Europe. Nonetheless, scholarship on Spain in this period has lagged behind that on other Roman provinces. Michael Kulikowski draws on the most recent archeological and literary evidence to integrate late antique Spain into the broader history of the Roman empire, providing a definitive narrative and analytical account of the Iberian peninsula from A.D. 300 to 600.

Kulikowski begins with a concise introduction to the early history of Roman Spain, and then turns to the Diocletianic reforms of 293 and their long-term implications for Roman administration and the political ambitions of post-Roman contenders. He goes on to examine the settlement of barbarian peoples in Spain, the end of Roman rule, and the imposition of Gothic power in the fifth and sixth centuries. In parallel to this narrative account, Kulikowski offers a wide-ranging thematic history, focusing on political power, Christianity, and urbanism.

Kulikowski's portrait of late Roman Spain offers some surprising conclusions. With new archeological evidence and a fresh interpretation of well-known literary sources, Kulikowski contradicts earlier assertions of a catastrophic decline of urbanism, finding that the physical and social world of the Roman city continued well into the sixth century despite the decline of Roman power. This groundbreaking study will prompt further reassessments of the other Roman provinces and of medieval Spanish history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801879784
Author:
Kulikowski, Michael
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Ancient Society & History
Series Volume:
281.
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8.72x5.82x1.57 in. 1.69 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Spain

Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Ancient Society and History) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$74.50 Backorder
Product details 520 pages Johns Hopkins University Press - English 9780801879784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The history of Spain in late antiquity offers important insights into the dissolution of the western Roman empire and the emergence of medieval Europe. Nonetheless, scholarship on Spain in this period has lagged behind that on other Roman provinces. Michael Kulikowski draws on the most recent archeological and literary evidence to integrate late antique Spain into the broader history of the Roman empire, providing a definitive narrative and analytical account of the Iberian peninsula from A.D. 300 to 600.

Kulikowski begins with a concise introduction to the early history of Roman Spain, and then turns to the Diocletianic reforms of 293 and their long-term implications for Roman administration and the political ambitions of post-Roman contenders. He goes on to examine the settlement of barbarian peoples in Spain, the end of Roman rule, and the imposition of Gothic power in the fifth and sixth centuries. In parallel to this narrative account, Kulikowski offers a wide-ranging thematic history, focusing on political power, Christianity, and urbanism.

Kulikowski's portrait of late Roman Spain offers some surprising conclusions. With new archeological evidence and a fresh interpretation of well-known literary sources, Kulikowski contradicts earlier assertions of a catastrophic decline of urbanism, finding that the physical and social world of the Roman city continued well into the sixth century despite the decline of Roman power. This groundbreaking study will prompt further reassessments of the other Roman provinces and of medieval Spanish history.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.