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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. General reading 24 items
    This is a short bibliography with works that do not necessarily appear in the weekly reading lists below, but that might be useful for your essay and for preparing for the exam.
    1. Towns and their territories between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages - Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Nancy Gauthier, Neil Christie 2000

      Book 

    2. Urban centers and rural contexts in late antiquity - Thomas S. Burns, John William Eadie, Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity c2001

      Book 

    3. Recent research in late-antique urbanism - W. Bowden, Luke Lavan 2001

      Book 

    4. The decline and fall of the Roman city - J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz 2001

      Book 

    5. The Cambridge ancient history: Volume 13: The Late Empire, AD 337–425 1998 (electronic book)

      Book  Read the Chapter by Bryan Ward-Perkins, "The Cities".

    6. Framing the early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean 400-800 - Chris Wickham 2005 (electronic book)

      Book  Read chapters on cities and urbanism.

  2. Week 1. Introduction: the late antique city (20/09) 93 items
    1. Preparatory reading 3 items
      The reading of these titles is compulsory.
      1. The City in late antiquity - John Rich 1992

        Book  Read Liebeschuetz, J. H. W. G., “The end of the ancient city”, pp. 1-49. [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

      2. The Cambridge ancient history: Volume 13: The Late Empire, AD 337–425 1998

        Book  Read Ward-Perkins, B., « The Cities », pp. 371-410. (this is the best overview available)

    2. Further reading 6 items
      1. A companion to late Antiquity - Philip Rousseau, Jutta Raithel 2009

        Book  Read Loseby, S., “Mediterranean cities”, pp. 139-155.

    3. Week 2. Imperial capitals and royal residences (27/09) 10 items
      1. Preparatory reading 3 items
        1. Pagan city and Christian capital: Rome in the fourth century - John R. Curran 2000 (electronic book)

          Book  Read pp. 70-115 (chapter 3)

        2. Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity - Lucy Grig, Gavin Kelly 2012 (electronic book)

          Book  Read Ward-Perkins, B., “Old and new Rome compared: the rise of Constantinople”, pp. 53-79

      2. Further Reading 7 items
        1. Roman imperial architecture - J. B. Ward-Perkins 1994

          Book  Read pp. 415-466. (chapters 14-15)

        2. The later Roman Empire, 284-602: a social, economic and administrative survey - A. H. M. Jones 1964

          Book  Read Chapter 18 : Rome and Constantinople (687-711).

        3. Felix Karthago - Frank M. Clover 1986

          Article 

        4. Rome: profile of a city, 312-1308 - Richard Krautheimer 2000

          Book 

    4. Week 3. Urban economies 10 items
      1. Preparatory reading 4 items
        1. The Cambridge ancient history: Volume 14: Late antiquity : empire and successors, AD 425–600 2000 (electronic book)

          Book  Read Ward-Perkins, B., “Specialized production and exchange”, pp. 346-391.

      2. Further reading 6 items
        1. Towns and their territories between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages - Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Nancy Gauthier, Neil Christie 2000

          Book  Read Brandes, W. and Haldon, J., « Towns, tax and transformation : state, cities and their hinterlands in the East Roman world, c. 500-800 », pp. 141-172.

        2. Urban centers and rural contexts in late antiquity - Thomas S. Burns, John William Eadie, Biennial Conference on Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity c2001

          Book  Read Hall, L., “The case of late antique Berytus: urban wealth and rural sustenance”, pp. 63-76 AND Kullikowski, M., “The interdependence of town and country in late antique Spain”, pp. 147-162.

        3. Recent research in late-antique urbanism - Luke Lavan 2001

          Book  Read Kingsley, S. A., “Decline in the ports of Palestine in late antiquity”, pp. 69-88.

        4. Archaeology and the cities of Asia Minor in late antiquity - Ortwin Dally, Christopher Ratté 2011

          Book  Read Varinlioğlu, G., “Trades, crafts, and agricultural production in town and countryside in Southeastern Isauria”, pp. 173-188.

    5. Week 4. Governing the city: governors, civic elites, bishops 10 items
      1. Preparatory reading 3 items
      2. Further Reading 7 items
        1. The City in late antiquity - John Rich 1992

          Book  Read Lepelley, C., “The survival and fall of the classical city in Late Roman Africa”, pp. 50-76. [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

        2. The decline and fall of the Roman city - J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz 2001

          Book  Read pp. 104-168 (chapter 3).

    6. Week 5. Civic life and monumental complexes 10 items
      1. Preparatory reading 3 items
      2. Further reading 7 items
        1. The City in late antiquity - John Rich 1992

          Book  Read La Rocca, C., “Public buildings and urban change in northern Italy in the early medieval period”, pp. 161-180. [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

        2. Recent research in late-antique urbanism - W. Bowden, Luke Lavan 2001

          Book  Read Lewin, A., « Urban public building from Constantine and Julian : the epigraphic evidence », pp. 27-39 AND Yon, J.-B., “Evergetism and urbanism in Palmyra”, pp. 173-181.

        3. Byzantine Constantinople: monuments, topography and everyday life - Nevra Necipoğlu 2001

          Book  Read Mango, M., “The porticoed street at Constantinople”, pp. 29-51.

    7. Week 7. Temples, churches, and a new religious topography 11 items
      1. Preparatory reading 3 items
        1. From temple to church: destruction and renewal of local cultic topography in late antiquity - Stephen Emmel, Ulrich Gotter, Johannes Hahn 2008 (electronic book)

          Book  Read Hahn, J., “The conversion of the cult statues: the destruction of the Serapeum 392 AD and the transformation of Alexandria into the ‘Christ-loving’ city”, pp. 335-365.

      2. Further reading 8 items
        1. From temple to church: destruction and renewal of local cultic topography in late antiquity - Stephen Emmel, Ulrich Gotter, Johannes Hahn 2008 (electronic book)

          Book  Read Bar, D., “Continuity and Change in the cultic topography of late antique Palestine”, pp. 275-298.

        2. The end of the pagan city: religion, economy, and urbanism in late antique North Africa - Anna Leone 2013

          Book  Read Chapter 2: The fate of pagan religious architecture

    8. Week 9. A new urban landscape? 13 items
      1. Preparatory reading 3 items
      2. Further reading 10 items
        1. Urban centers and rural contexts in late antiquity - Thomas S. Burns, John William Eadie 2001

          Book  Read Alföldy, G., « Difficilima tempora : urban life, inscriptions, and mentality in late antique Rome », pp. 3-24.

        2. Vrbes extinctae: archaeologies of abandoned classical towns - Neil Christie, Andrea Augenti ©2012

          Book  Read Christie, N., “Urbes Extinctae: archaeologies of and approaches to abandoned Classical cities”, pp. 1-44 AND Sweetman, R., “Memory and loss in the late antique cities of Knossos and Sparta”, pp. 243-275.

        3. The Idea and ideal of the town between late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages - Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Bryan Ward-Perkins 1999

          Book  Read Ward-Perkins, B., « Re-using the architectural legacy of the past, entre idéologie et pragmatisme »,pp. 225-244

    9. Week 10. The inheritance of the Polis 11 items
      1. Preparatory reading 3 items
      2. Further reading 8 items
        1. The Idea and ideal of the town between late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages - Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Bryan Ward-Perkins 1999

          Book  Read Brandes, W., « Byzantine cities in the seventh and eigth centuries. Different sources, different stories ? », pp. 25-59 AND Haldon, J., “The idea of the town in the Byzantine empire”, pp. 1-23.

        2. Archaeology and the cities of Asia Minor in late antiquity - Ortwin Dally, Christopher Ratté 2011

          Book  Read Potter, D., “Cities in the eastern Roman empire from Constantine to Heraclius”, pp. 247-260 AND Rautman, M., “Sardis in Late Antiquity”, pp. 1-26.

        3. The City in late antiquity - John Rich 1992

          Book  Read Kennedy, H., “Antioch: from Byzantium to Islam and back again”, pp. 181-198. [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

        4. Urbanism in Western Asia Minor: new studies on Aphrodisias, Ephesos, Hierapolis, Perge and Xanthos - David Parrish, H. Abbasoglu 2001

          Book  Read Ratté, C., “New research on the urban development of Aphrodisias in late antiquity”, pp. 116-148.

        5. Corinth: Late Roman Horizons Original text - Kathleen Warner Slane, Guy D. R. Sanders

          Article 

    10. Week 11. The fate of Roman urbanism 9 items
      1. Preparatory reading 4 items
        1. The Roman West, AD 200–500: An Archaeological Study - Simon Esmonde Cleary 2013 (electronic book)

          Book  Read pp. 97-149 (Chapter 3)

      2. Further reading 5 items
        1. The Idea and ideal of the town between late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages - Gian Pietro Brogiolo, Bryan Ward-Perkins 1999

          Book  Read Brogiolo, G. P., “Ideas of the town in Italy during the transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages”, pp. 99-126.

        2. Die Stadt in der Spätantike - Niedergang oder Wandel?: Akten des internationalen Kolloquiums in München am 30. und 31. Mai 2003 2006

          Book  Read Kulikowski, M., “The late Roman city in Spain”, pp. 129-151 AND Loseby, S., “Decline and change in the cities of late antique Gaul”, pp. 67-104.

        3. Towns in transition: urban evolution in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages - Neil Christie, S. T. Loseby 1996

          Book  Keay, S., “Tarraco in late antiquity”, pp. 18-44 AND Roskams, S., “Urban transition in North Africa: Roman and Medieval towns of the Maghreb”, pp. 159-183.

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