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    DescriptionThe land that once formed the late-antique province of Epirus Vetus now straddles the border between Albania and Greece, a volatile area whose history since the Second World War has meant that modern political boundaries rather than those of antiquity have defined study of the ancient province. This book reassesses the archaeological evidence from the fourth to the seventh century AD, when the area changed from a Roman province to a distant region beyond the limits of the empire, using the data to construct a model of the changing social structures that underlay this important transition. The analysis reveals that these changes were not gradual transformations but rather a series of sharply defined discontinuities, and suggests that these processes resulted in a more fragmented society, in which groups coalesced around individuals rather than concepts of town or state. The book also examines the controversial issue of Slavic settlement in the area in the immediate post-Roman period, a subject that even today remains dominated by the questions of nationalism and ethnic identity that have recently had such tragic consequences in the Balkans.


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    Title
    Epirus Vitus
    Subtitle
    The Archaeology of Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Bowden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715631164
    ISBN 10: 0715631160
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVW
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS039000
    DC22: 938/.2, 938.2
    LC classification: DG59.E64 B68 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NK, NHTB, NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA, 1DX
    Illustrations note
    8 line drawings, 48 b&w photographs
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William Bowden is the Packard Research Fellow in the School of World Art Studies and Museology at the University of East Anglia. His published work includes The Sixth Century: Production, Distribution and Demand (1998, ed. with R. Hodges). He is working on the forthcoming publication of the 1994 to 1999 excavations of Butrint in Albania and is also involved in projects in Italy and Jordan.