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Journal of Urban Archaeology 2 (2020)

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212 p., 80 colour ill., 3 b/w tables, 216 x 280 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-59072-1
Languages: English
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Rubina Raja is Professor of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University, Denmark, and centre director of the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions. She specializes in Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology in a diachronic perspective with focus on urban societies.


Søren M. Sindbæk is Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Aarhus University, Denmark, and co-director of the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions. He specializes in viking and early medieval Europe, with a focus on urbanism and social networks.

Table of Contents

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Biographies of Place — An Introduction — RUBINA RAJA AND SØREN M. SINDBÆK

Objects, Contexts, and Use of Space: The ‘Biography’ of a Workshop in Eighth-Century Ribe — SARAH CROIX

Birka’s Fall and Hedeby’s Transformation: Rewriting the Final Chapters of Viking Town Bibliographies — SVEN KALMRING

A Port on the Øresund: Initiatives and Dynamics in the Early Life History of Copenhagen — HANNA DAHLSTRÖM, BJØRN POULSEN, AND JESPER OLSEN

The Central Town Square in Medieval Towns in the (Southern) Low Countries: Urban Life, Form, and Identity between Social Practice and Iconographic Identity — DRIES TYS

A Biographical Approach to Urban Communities from a Geoarchaeological Perspective: High-Definition Applications and Case Studies — BARBORA WOUTERS

Unconventional Places and Unconventional Biographies? Colonizing the Lagoon in the Middle Ages: The Case of Venice — SAURO GELICHI

Short-Term Phenomena and Long-Lasting Places: The Altars of the Lares Augusti and the Compita in the Streets of Ancient Rome — ANNA-KATHARINA RIEGER

Observations on Cities and their Biographies in Hellenistic North Syria — MICHAEL BLÖMER

Antioch on the Chrysorrhoas, Formerly Called Gerasa: Perspectives on Biographies of a Place — ACHIM LICHTENBERGER AND RUBINA RAJA

Urban Networks and High-Definition Narratives: Rethinking the Archaeology of Urbanism — RUBINA RAJA AND SØREN SINDBÆK

Climate Change in Urban Biographies: Stage, Event, Agent — EIVIND HELDAAS SELAND

The Comparative Analysis of Early Cities and Urban Deposits — MICHAEL E. SMITH

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Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : auxiliary sciences
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
Urban history
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Early modern history (1501-1800) : auxiliary sciences

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