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Late antique encroachment in the city centres of Asia Minor: economic bustle and socio-political significance

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This article focusses on the appearance of shops and workshops around and on agorae as well as along major colonnaded streets in the city centres of Asia Minor. It presents an overview of the literary and epigraphic sources for such encroachment and stresses the ever-growing contribution of archaeology in our understanding of the phenomenon. It is argued that commercial encroachment was already common long before Late Antiquity and that it was virtually always tolerated by the local governmen...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6776-3633

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Editor
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Editor
Publisher:
Lehmanns Media
Host title:
Himmelwärts und erdverbunden? Religiöse und wirtschaftliche Aspekte spätantiker Lebensrealität
Pages:
275--288
Place of publication:
Rahden-Westfalen
Publication date:
2021-08-11
ISBN:
978-3-86757-398-6
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1240521
Local pid:
pubs:1240521
Deposit date:
2022-02-22

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