Knossos and Heraklion in the Byzantine-Islamic transition (late 7th – mid-10th century) An archaeological perspective into shifting patterns of settlement ruralisation and urbanisation on medieval Crete

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  • Matteo G. Randazzo

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https://doi.org/10.32028/9781789697926-17

Abstract

In January 2019, the colloquium entitled ‘The Medieval Countryside: An Archaeological Perspective’ was held in San Diego, gathering among some of the most prominent scholars working on the Medieval rural landscape across the Aegean and Anatolia. Recent projects of field-surveys and landscape archaeology focusing on these regions, in fact, have played a fundamental role in improving the understanding of rural settlement patterns and forms of habitation and land use during the Middle Ages. Discussion, moreover, has touched upon some academic flaws and obstacles to interdisciplinary approaches, especially emphasising the persisting marginal impact of these survey projects, and their rich datasets of material evidence, in existing historiographical narratives and sociocultural reconstructions of the Medieval countryside in these regions.

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Randazzo, M. G. (2020). Knossos and Heraklion in the Byzantine-Islamic transition (late 7th – mid-10th century) An archaeological perspective into shifting patterns of settlement ruralisation and urbanisation on medieval Crete. Journal of Greek Archaeology, 5, 448–467. https://doi.org/10.32028/9781789697926-17

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