The Christianization of Western Baetica

Architecture, Power, and Religion in a Late Antique Landscape

Jerónimo Sánchez Velasco

The Christianization of Western Baetica

Jerónimo Sánchez Velasco

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

404 pages | 6 color plates, 40 halftones | 6 x 9
Cloth $155.00 ISBN: 9789089649324 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The province of Baetica, in present-day Spain, was one of the most important areas in the Roman Empire in terms of politics, economics, and culture. And in the late medieval period, it was the center of a rich and powerful state, the Umayyad Caliphate. But the historical sources on the intervening years are limited, and we lack an accurate understanding of the evolution of the region. In recent years, however, archaeological research has begun to fill the gaps, and this book—built on more than a decade of fieldwork—provides an unprecedented overview of urban and rural development in the period.
 
Contents
Addendum: Location and Current Names of Places Mentioned in this Book
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part 1 Baetica in Late Antiquity
1 Roman Baetica in History
2 Cities and Landscapes in West Roman Baetica
3 From Constantine the Great to the Arab Invasion
Rome Was Not Eternal
The Dark Ages
History of the Goths
Part 2 Early Christian Topography
4 The Ecclesiastical Organization of Baetica in Late Antiquity
5 The Bishopric of Córdoba (Corduba)
The City of Córdoba
The Outskirts of the City of Córdoba
6 The Disphopric of Cabra (Egabrum)
The Outskirts of the City of Cabra
The Territory of the Bishopric of Cabra
7 The Bishopric of Écija (Astigi)
The City of Écija
The Territory of the Bishopric of Écija
8 The Bishopric of Seville (Hispalis)
The City of Seville
The Territory of the Bishopric of Seville
9 The Bishopric of Italica
The Outskirts of the City of Italica
The Territory of the Bishopric of Italica
10 The Bishopric of Niebla (Ilipla)
The Periphery of Niebla
The Territory of the Bishopric of Niebla
Part 3 Christianization: An Archaeology of Ecclesiastical Power
11 The First Christian Buildings of Late Antique Western Baetica
Episcopal Complexes
Churches: Types, Topographic Context, Purpose
Baptismal Buildings
Bapisteries
Monastic Complexes
Towers
Colonnaded Streets, Sigma-Places, and Atria
Funerary Buildings
Funerary Enclosures
A Global Perspective
12 The City of God: The Making of Church Power
Bibliography
Index
 
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