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Book Review: Agrarian Change In Late Antiquity: Gold, Labour, And Aristocratic Dominance. By Jairus Banaji., David B. Hollander Oct 2003

Book Review: Agrarian Change In Late Antiquity: Gold, Labour, And Aristocratic Dominance. By Jairus Banaji., David B. Hollander

History Publications

Jairus Banaji's monograph, a revised version of his 1992 Oxford D. Phil. the? sis, examines the changing social and economic makeup of the eastern Medi- terranean countryside from the third to the seventh century a.d. Combining numismatic, papyrological, literary, and archaeological material with an im? pressive command of comparative evidence, the author presents a compelling vision of late antique agriculture that differs dramatically from conventional treatments. Scholars typically describe the late-Roman economy as in decline, afflicted by excessive taxation, debased coinage, rampant inflation, and a shortage of labor. Faced with these difficulties, they argue, Roman landowners reverted to ...


Illustrating The Music Of The Mass: A Case Study, Elizabeth Teviotdale Sep 2003

Illustrating The Music Of The Mass: A Case Study, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

A study of the figural decoration of a late 11th-century gradual from Toulouse (London, BL, MS Harley 4951, fols. 121-301), concluding that the psalmodic origin of the texts of many chants of the mass informed the way in which those of the 11th century conceived the chants.


Expanding Antiquity: Andrea Navagero And Villa Culture In The Cinquecento Veneto, Christopher James Pastore Jan 2003

Expanding Antiquity: Andrea Navagero And Villa Culture In The Cinquecento Veneto, Christopher James Pastore

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation examines a number of aspects of the history of the Venetian villa. In particular, it documents Andrea Navagero's influence on the nature of villeggiatura in the sixteenth-century Veneto. Although the initial impetus for this study was the evaluation of Navagero's descriptions of Islamic Spanish gardens and their influence on the Renaissance garden, aspects of his work, letters, and villas have forced a further reevaluation of Venetian villa life and its sources. Among the more significant results of my research on their impact are: a recasting of the early modern Venetian approach to the past, a recognition ...


El Cerro De Las Balsas Y El Chinchorro: Una Aproximación A La Arqueología Del Poblamiento Prehistórico E Ibérico En La Albufereta De Alicante., Pablo Rosser Jan 2003

El Cerro De Las Balsas Y El Chinchorro: Una Aproximación A La Arqueología Del Poblamiento Prehistórico E Ibérico En La Albufereta De Alicante., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

PABLO ROSSER, J. ELAYI, J.M. PÉREZ BURGOS. Estudio amplio de las intervenciones arqueológicas realizadas en el Cerro de las Balsas / Tossal de les Basses, Albufereta, Alicante. Monográfico nº 2, de la Revista LQNT.


The Sanctuary Of Apollo Hypoakraios And Imperial Athens, Peter Nulton Dec 2002

The Sanctuary Of Apollo Hypoakraios And Imperial Athens, Peter Nulton

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

The Cave Sanctuary of Apollo on the North Slope of the Acropolis at Athens was investigated in 1896-97 and produced a rich collection of inscriptions relating to the cult. These inscriptions are published in full for the first time in this work. The author discusses the history of the cult. Far from being of great antiquity as readers of Euripides' "Ion" have long assumed, the cult was instituted in the time of Augustus when "The Athenians thought it fitting that their archons swear an oath that upheld tradition in connection to Apollo Patroos, but simultaneously honored their 'new Apollo'", the ...