Settling in a changing world

Settling in a changing world

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This illuminating study offers a comprehensive analysis of the rural habitation in the northern provinces of the Roman empire. Transcending the traditional studies, the author traces developments in the organisation of settlement space and house building, drawing on fieldwork from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. Thanks to the broad geographical and chronological framework, he sheds important new light on both local and regional patterns, turning the much-studied phenomenon of the Roman villa into a focal part of a more complex development.Small cellar (grey) in a traditional house, dating back to the Late Iron Age or Early Roman Alphen-Ekeren-type house at ... Interior decoration: wall painting and mosaics Another important element of Mediterranean house building was interior decoration. ... and dating back as early as the Augustan period.250 The first Mediterranean-style house at Tongeren-Kielenstraat also included decorated walls.

Title:Settling in a changing world
Author: Diederick Habermehl
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2014-03-15

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