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Mediterranean Urbanization 800–600 BC

"Urban life as we know it in the Mediterranean began in the early Iron Age: settlements of great size and internal diversity appear in the archaeological record. This collection of essays offers for the first time a systematic discussion of the beginnings of urbanization across the Mediterranean, from Cyprus through Greece and Italy to France and Spain. Leading scholars in the field look critically at what is meant by urbanization, and analyse the social processes that lead to the development of social complexity and the growth of towns."

Author(s):  Osborne, Robin; Cunliffe, Barry [eds.]
Format:  Book
Publisher:  British Academy by Oxford University Press
Date:  2005
ISBN:  978-0-19-726325-9
Series:  Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 126