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The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Philipp Niewohner


Anatolia was the only major part of the Roman Empire that did not fall in late antiquity, but remained continuously under Roman rule through the eleventh century. Anatolia can, therefore, show the difference Roman administration continued to make, once pan-Mediterranean rule had collapsed. Urban decline did not set in before the fifth century, after Anatolia had already been thoroughly Christianized in the course of the fourth century. The urban decline, when it occurred from the fifth century onwards, was paired with rural prosperity, an increase in the number, size, and quality of rural sett ... More

Keywords: Urbanism, Decline and Fall, Ruralization, Dark Age, Arabs, Fortifications, Houses, Monasteries, Churches, Cemeteries

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190610463
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp Niewohner, editor
University of Göttingen

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Philipp Niewöhner


Chapter Three Urbanism

Philipp Niewöhner

Chapter Four Human Remains

F. Arzu Demirel

Chapter Five Coins

Cécile Morrisson

Chapter Eight Houses

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Chapter Nine Monasteries

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Chapter Ten Churches

Hans Buchwald and Matthew Savage

Case Studies

Chapter Fifteen Nicaea

Urs Peschlow

Chapter Sixteen Assos

Beate Böhlendorf-Arslan

Chapter Eighteen Sardis

Marcus Rautman

Chapter Nineteen Ephesus

Sabine Ladstätter

Chapter Twenty Priene

Jesko Fildhuth

Chapter Twenty-One Miletus

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Chapter Twenty-Three Aphrodisias

Örgü Dalgıç and Alexander Sokolicek

Chapter Twenty-Five Olympos

Yelda Olcay Uçkan

Chapter Twenty-Six Side

Katja Piesker

Chapter Twenty-Seven Sagalassos

Jeroen Poblome, Peter Talloen, and Eva Kaptijn

Chapter Thirty Aezani

Fabian Stroth

Chapter Thirty-One Amorium

Christopher S. Lightfoot

Chapter Thirty-Two Germia

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Chapter Thirty-Four Boğazköy

Beate Böhlendorf-Arslan

Chapter Thirty-Six Euchaïta

John Haldon, Hugh Elton, and James Newhard