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    Byzantine Butrint: Excavations and Surveys 1994-1999 (Butrint Archaeological Monographs) (Hardback) Edited by Richard Hodges, Edited by William Bowden, Edited by Kosta Lako


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    DescriptionThe ancient walled town of Butrint sits at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. In its heyday it could command sea-routes up the Adriatic Sea to the north, across the Mediterranean to the west, and south through the Ionian islands. It also controlled a land-route into the mountainous Balkan interior. For much of its long history it occupied a hill on a bend in the Vivari Channel, which connects the Straits to the large inland lagoon of Lake Butrint. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, Butrint covers an area of around 16 ha, but geophysical survey has shown that at times it was almost twice this size. The site itself is made up of two parts: the acropolis and the lower city. The acropolis is a long narrow hill, whose sides are accentuated by a circuit of walls that separate it from the natural and artificial terraces gathered around the flanks of the hill. The lower city occupies the lower-lying contours down to the edge of the Vivari Channel. This book brings to life this extraordinary Byzantine town, with chapters on the historical sources, various aspects of the archaeological excavation and survey, finds of pottery and environmental remains.

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    Byzantine Butrint
    Excavations and Surveys 1994-1999
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard Hodges, Edited by William Bowden, Edited by Kosta Lako
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,851 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842171585
    ISBN 10: 1842171585

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS049000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 43
    DC22: 939.5
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DR998.B88 H63 2004
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    88 b/w pls, 169 b/w illus, 31 col pls, 16 col illus, tbs
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    31 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    a reassuringly full and thorough publication which promises much for the future volumes.'--Neil Christie"Medieval Archaeology" (01/01/2006)