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dc.contributor.editorFowden, Elizabeth Key
dc.contributor.editorÇağaptay, Suna
dc.contributor.editorZychowicz-Coghill, Edward
dc.contributor.editorBlanke, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-27T05:31:22Z
dc.date.available2022-01-27T05:31:22Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52588
dc.description.abstractThe metaphor of the palimpsest has been increasingly invoked to conceptualize cities with deep, living pasts. This volume seeks to think through, and beyond, the logic of the palimpsest, asking whether this fashionable trope slyly forces us to see contradiction where local inhabitants saw (and see) none, to impose distinctions that satisfy our own assumptions about historical periodization and cultural practice, but which bear little relation to the experience of ancient, medieval or early modern persons. Spanning the period from Constantine’s foundation of a New Rome in the fourth century to the contemporary aftermath of the Lebanese civil war, this book integrates perspectives from scholars typically separated by the disciplinary boundaries of late antique, Islamic, medieval, Byzantine, Ottoman and modern Middle Eastern studies, but whose work is united by their study of a region characterized by resilience rather than rupture. The volume includes an introduction and eighteen contributions from historians, archaeologists and art historians who explore the historical and cultural complexity of eastern Mediterranean cities. The authors highlight the effects of the multiple antiquities imagined and experienced by persons and groups who for generations made these cities home, and also by travelers and other observers who passed through them. The independent case studies are bound together by a shared concern to understand the many ways in which the cities’ pasts live on in their presents.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAncient
dc.subject.otherRome
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherArchaeology
dc.titleCities as Palimpsests?
dc.title.alternativeResponses to Antiquity in Eastern Mediterranean Urbanism
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydc03c27f-26a0-45f6-87b5-57bf794f24c1
oapen.relation.isFundedByH2020 European Research Council
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.imprintOxbow Books
oapen.grant.number693418
oapen.grant.acronymImpAncCit
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/af2c34c9-ab2d-4163-b2ae-d70d48973d3c
oapen.identifier.isbn9781789257700


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