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Mountain and plain : from the Lycian coast to the Phrygian plateau in the late Roman and early Byzantine period

Author: R M Harrison; Wendy Young
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the classical period, the remote region of Lycia supported up to forty cities. The coastal centers grew to considerable size and importance, perhaps owing their prosperity to the fact that the main shipping lanes from wealthy Egypt and Syria lay right along the Lycian coast, with its numerous safe harbors. In late antiquity, a population shift seems to have occurred. The urban populations along the coast appear
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Genre/Form: History
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Harrison, R.M. (R. Martin), 1935-
Mountain and plain.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)605045820
Online version:
Harrison, R.M. (R. Martin), 1935-
Mountain and plain.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606733896
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R M Harrison; Wendy Young
ISBN: 0472110845 9780472110841
OCLC Number: 45583438
Notes: Posthumous work based on the author's notes which were sorted and edited by Wendy Young.
Description: xvi, 127 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Cities of the Lycian Coastal Region --
Pinara --
Xanthos --
Myra --
From the Coast to the Mountains --
Dereagzi --
Muskar --
Alakilise --
Dikmen --
Turant Dag --
Karabel-Asarcik --
Devekuyusu --
Alacahisar --
Arykanda-Arif --
The Elmali Plateau and Its Mountains --
Choma --
Podalia --
Kizilbel --
Tekkekoy --
Mugren --
Gilevgi --
Armutlu --
Elmali Dag --
Serkiz Alani --
Ovacik --
Phrygia and Amorium via Antalya and Pisidia --
Nicholas of Myra and Nicholas of Sion --
Three Inscriptions from Ovacik / Michael Ballance, Charlotte Roueche.
Responsibility: by Martin Harrison ; edited by Wendy Young.
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"In the classical period, the remote region of Lycia supported up to forty cities. The coastal centers grew to considerable size and importance, perhaps owing their prosperity to the fact that the main shipping lanes from wealthy Egypt and Syria lay right along the Lycian coast, with its numerous safe harbors. In late antiquity, a population shift seems to have occurred. The urban populations along the coast appear to have declined, while smaller settlements (monasteries, villages, and towns) began cropping up in the sheltered mountain vales farther up and farther in. To be sure, the coast was not abandoned - indeed, evidence suggests a mutual dependence between the inhabited centers of mountain and plain."

"The current study is the result of Martin Harrison's forty years of travel and research in the area that was once Lycia, where the silent ruins of monasteries and churches, towns, villages, and hamlets remain largely inaccessible and unexplored. Also presented are the findings from his excavation of the Phrygian city of Amorium, which became more important as the great classical cities declined and which, at its peak, ranked second only to Byzantium, until it fell to Arab invaders."--Jacket.

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