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Reference: O'Hea, M. (Margaret Jean), (1989). The conceptual and material transformation of the villa in Aquitanica Prima from the third to seventh centuries A.D. DPhil. University of Oxford.Citable link to this page:

 

The conceptual and material transformation of the villa in Aquitanica Prima from the third to seventh centuries A.D

Abstract: This thesis explores the reasons behind the apparent lack ofphysical remains of early mediaeval villas, given the repeatedreferences to 'villae' in contemporary sources. The late Roman provinceof Aquitanica I, with its ample early mediaeval documentation andstrong Gallo-Roman traditions, will be used to test three explanationsfor this non-concordance of material and literary data; either theproblem lies with modern expectations concerning the appearance ofearly mediaeval 'villae', or with past and present archaeologicalmethodology, or, alternatively, most early mediaeval villas areinacessible to modern excavation because, unlike Roman villas, theyevolved into nucleated communities (villages). Whilst none of thesetheories are mutually exclusive, a strongly critical re-examination ofthe 'villa- to-village' model forms the core of this study because ofthe ramifications of its widespread acceptance by modern historians.After a brief survey of the changing definitions of Aquitanica Iitself, the conceptual evolution of the 'villa' will be examined; andsince a reliance upon toponymy to locate late Roman and earlyMerovingian estates is central to the debate surrounding their natureand composition, a detailed analysis of its limitations will follow. Inthe process, several common generalisations about this period will betested for eastern Aquitaine: the extent of depopulation, landabandonment, Germanic settlements, and the change from a pattern ofdispersed to nucleated settlements, from Roman farmsteads to mediaeval agricultural villages, Finally, a brief summary of the 'archaeology' ofthe late Roman villa in eastern Aquitaine will be compared with thatof its Merovingian counterpart; and the overwhelming conclusionreached, that the problem Is due to past shortcomings inarchaeological retrieval rather than the transformation of the villainto village, which is probably a late rather than early Merovingianprocess, and which certainly cannot be demonstrated for late Romancentral Gaul.

Type of Award:DPhil Level of Award:Doctoral Awarding Institution: University of Oxford Notes:The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky

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Issue Date: 1989Identifiers

Urn: uuid:9b5b677d-3712-4f30-ad34-3af0bf84a02e

Source identifier: 602369739 Item Description

Type: Thesis;

Language: eng Subjects: France Aquitaine Architecture, Domestic History Architecture, Gallo-Roman Architecture, Roman Antiquities, Roman Tiny URL: td:602369739

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Autor: O'Hea, M. Margaret Jean - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultyFaculty of Literae Humaniores - - - - Bibliographic Details

Fuente: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:9b5b677d-3712-4f30-ad34-3af0bf84a02e



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