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Urbanisation between the rivers Raša and Krka in the period of early principate


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Manenica, Hrvoje. (2015). Urbanisation between the rivers Raša and Krka in the period of early principate. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Archaeology.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij arheologije) [mentor Sanader, Mirjana].

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During Roman times, Liburnia covered the area between the River Raša in Istria and the Krka river in Dalmatia. Liburnia was mentioned rather early by antique writers, ever since the time of the Greek intrusions into the Adriatic Sea. The time of Roman interest in this area brought about numerous changes in the way of life of local people with regard to urbanism and building. The pacification of Liburnia had a somewhat different course than had been the case with some other neighbouring peoples. Due to this fact, Roman cultural and social influence needed time to spread through certain processes. This thesis gives an insight and an analysis of the military and political situation in the area of Liburnia and the eastern coast of the Adriatic, at the time of Roman rule and the early principate. The process of the Romanisation of Liburnia progressed with a synergistic mixing and a synthesis of new Roman elements regarding local culture and the traditional way of life. These processes signalled new social, cultural and juridical changes which were clearly expressed in the urban plan. In the area of urban planning changes were clearly visible especially in the planimetry of settlements, the characteristics of certain areas of the settlement as well as building techniques. Settlements were given new forms, and with these, new contents which were composed in a different way. Roman urban rules, which had been greatly influenced by the Etruscans and Greeks, were strictly applied in most of the settlements, thus making this one of the most prominent elements in Liburnian antique cities. This thesis deals with 37 Liburnian settlements which are mentioned in various antique sources. The level of archaeological exploration was confirmed and analysed, on the basis of which classification of urban elements was made. Given the monuments and artifacts at our disposal together with the situation at the site, a classification framework of the settlements was made according to the typology.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liburnian, city, urbanisation, Romanisation, settlements
Subjects: Archaeology
Departments: Department of Archaeology
Supervisor: Sanader, Mirjana
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij arheologije
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 07:12
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 07:12

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