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Journal of Late Antiquity
Like other volumes in its series, Housing in Late Antiquity owes its origins to two conferences, the Society for Architectural Historians and Late Antique Archaeology, Padua, both in 2003, as well as non-conference contributions. The result is a volume of seventeen chapters, translated into generally very good English, plus two lengthy bibliographic essays and an extensive, useful index. The three editors, aided by Simon Ellis and Yuri Murano, have produced a readable, one-stop-shop for anyone interested in late antique housing. The book’s organization, beginning with broader thematic pieces, continuing with regional surveys, and concluding with individual house studies, allows the reader to sink comfortably from overview into detail, while its methodologies and authorship accurately reflect the state of the field—both in its advances and shortcomings.
Copyright © 2008 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Journal of Late Antiquity 1:2 (2008), 383-385. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Bowes, K. (2008). Review of L. Lavan, L. Özgenel, A. Sarantis, Housing in Late Antiquity. From Palaces to Shops. Journal of Late Antiquity, 1 (2), 383-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jla.0.0020
Date Posted: 18 October 2017
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