H 205 x W 290 mm
106 figures, 21 tables, 123 maps
Published Dec 2019
By Damjan Donev
This book reconstructs the urban geography of the Balkan and Danube provinces during the Severan dynasty, mapping the variable developments of the urban network between and within the sub-regions of that part of the Roman Empire. It examines the role of the town in Roman provincial society, and the prerequisites for their emergence and prosperity.
‘Based on the rich material used in his sophisticated methodological approach, this book will remain an important contribution in the problematic and booming field of urban and spatial studies as well.’ – Csaba Szabó (2021): Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology
'Intermediate students and established scholars of Roman and Balkan archaeology will find The Busy Periphery a useful springboard for their own research into particular provinces and urban centers. This research stands to further underscore the Balkans’ importance to wider narratives of urban life and Roman imperialism in the ancient Mediterranean.' – Matthew Schueller (2022): American Journal of Archaeology