Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes

Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée

Author: Giorgos Papantoniou,Athanasios Vionis

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038976784

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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This volume examines the applicability of central place theory in contemporary archaeological practice and thought in light of ongoing developments in landscape archaeology, by bringing together ‘central places’ and ‘un-central landscapes’ and by grasping diachronically the complex relation between town and country, as shaped by political economies and the availability of natural resources. Moving away from model-bounded approaches, central place theory is used more flexibly to include all the places that may have functioned as loci of economic or ideological centrality (even in a local context) in the past. Fourteen chapters examine centrality and un-central landscapes from Prehistory to the late Middle Ages in different geographical contexts, from Cyprus and the Levant, through Greece and the Balkans to Italy, France, and Germany.

Ancient Ports

The Geography of Connections

Author: Adam Lindhagen,Kerstin Hoghammar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789155496098


Page: 346

View: 2032


Sculpture from Arcadia and Laconia

Proceedings of an International Conference Held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, April 10-14, 1992

Author: Olga Palagia

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 283

View: 1807


The lectures presented at the April 1992 conference in Athens are published in this volume.