Islands in a sea of change? Continuity and abandonment in Dark Age Corinth and Thessaloniki

Brown, Amelia Robertson (2010) Islands in a sea of change? Continuity and abandonment in Dark Age Corinth and Thessaloniki. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 14 2: 230-240. doi:10.1007/s10761-010-0103-0

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Author Brown, Amelia Robertson
Title Islands in a sea of change? Continuity and abandonment in Dark Age Corinth and Thessaloniki
Journal name International Journal of Historical Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1092-7697
1573-7748
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10761-010-0103-0
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 230
End page 240
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Abstract In the sixth century after Christ, the Greek cities of Corinth and Thessaloniki were both still centers of imperial Roman and nascent Christian administrations, ancient population centers protected by high fortification walls. But much of scholarship continues to portray Thessaloniki as a veritable island of civilization during the next two "dark" centuries, with cities of southern Greece like Corinth virtually abandoned after earthquakes, plague, and barbarian invasion. Yet recently historians are reading the few literary sources much more critically, and excavation is also slowly beginning to fill in this gap. Thus long-known evidence of urban continuity in Thessaloniki along with the fruits of some of these methodological advances can begin to provide a new model of Dark Age continuity and abandonment for Corinth and other ancient cities of Byzantine Greece. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Keyword Corinth
Thessaloniki
Byzantium
City
Q-Index Code C1
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