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The Roman City and its Periphery : From Rome to Gaul - Penelope Goodman

The Roman City and its Periphery

From Rome to Gaul

Hardcover Published: 9th November 2006
ISBN: 9780415338653
Number Of Pages: 309

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The first and only monograph available on the subject, "Roman Suburbia "offers a full and detailed treatment of the little-investigated aspect of Roman urbanism the phenomenon of suburban development.
Presenting archaeological and literary evidence alongside sixty-three plans of cities, building plans, and photographs, Penelope Goodman examines how and why Roman suburbs grew up outside Roman cities, what was distinctive about the nature of suburban development, and what contributions buildings and activities in the suburbs might make to the character and function of the city as a whole.
Goodman provides a broad investigation of the place of suburbs, and an in-depth study of the four provinces of Gaul, comparing the actions of the elite; the placing of buildings and the development of the suburb, to that of Rome, and in doing so she helps the reader discover and understand the links between the present day and the ancient world.
With full bibliography and annotated throughout this will not only provide a coherent treatment of an essential theme for students of Roman urbanism, but archaeologists, urban planners and geographers also, will have an excellent comparative tool in the study of modern urbanism.

List of plates, figures and tablesp. viii
Illustrations: sources and acknowledgementsp. x
Prefacep. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
Exploring the edges of a Roman cityp. 1
The urban periphery in Roman thoughtp. 7
The archaeology of the urban peripheryp. 39
Gaul in the high empire: administrative citiesp. 79
Gaul in the high empire: secondary agglomerationsp. 167
Gaul in late antiquityp. 200
Some wider questionsp. 232
Notesp. 241
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780415338653
ISBN-10: 0415338654
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 9th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.31  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1