The urbanization of the Southern Levant in its Near Eastern setting

di

Pierre de Miroschedji

Gangemi Editore

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The urbanization of the Southern Levant in its Near Eastern setting

di

Pierre de Miroschedji

Gangemi Editore

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Urbanization occurred in the southern Levant at the end of the fourth millennium BCE in a process of settlement coalescence achieved under conditions of territorial stress and insecurity. The constituent households were woven into the urban fabric thanks to large-scale cooperative labor. The construction of monumental fortifications materialized the new aggregated community and thereby created a city. Although the mode of social organization was corporate in most settlements, it was exclusionary in some major cities as indicated by the appearance of palaces, which imply the existence of a king alongside elders. The variety of local situations resulted in a wide diversity of settlement forms. The common denominator of these settlements was not urbanism sensu stricto but the existence of an autonomous political and territorial organization, i.e. a city-state. This observation applies as well to a large number of urban settlements of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, which differ sharply from those of the Syro-Mesopotamian sphere.

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1,8 MB

Lingua

eng

Anno

2019

Isbn

9788849244137

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