Resuming some of the themes I have approached in my previous contributions, I will consider here, on the basis of the archaeological data, the transformation process of the classical city and the urban models of newly founded towns. I will focus on Verona for a series of reasons. In the context of the reorganisation of urban hierarchies in northern Italy during the 5th and the 6th centuries, Verona was one of the most successful towns of the region. Royal seat of the Ostrogothic and Lombard kings Theoderic and Alboin, Verona maintained its pre-eminence during the Carolingian period and under the German emperors.Verona was directly connected to the Adriatic Sea through the Adige River, and because of its direct link to the Adriatic and Byzantine centres of the coast, the town might be considered an exemplary channel for Byzantine goods to reach the Lombard mainland. General interpretations on the transformation of this city, suggested on the basis of the first stratigraphic excavations, were simple, and I claimed the necessity of at least twenty years of research to clarify the detected phenomena.

From ancient to early medieval town: reflections starting from the case of verona

BROGIOLO, GIAN PIETRO
2011

Abstract

Resuming some of the themes I have approached in my previous contributions, I will consider here, on the basis of the archaeological data, the transformation process of the classical city and the urban models of newly founded towns. I will focus on Verona for a series of reasons. In the context of the reorganisation of urban hierarchies in northern Italy during the 5th and the 6th centuries, Verona was one of the most successful towns of the region. Royal seat of the Ostrogothic and Lombard kings Theoderic and Alboin, Verona maintained its pre-eminence during the Carolingian period and under the German emperors.Verona was directly connected to the Adriatic Sea through the Adige River, and because of its direct link to the Adriatic and Byzantine centres of the coast, the town might be considered an exemplary channel for Byzantine goods to reach the Lombard mainland. General interpretations on the transformation of this city, suggested on the basis of the first stratigraphic excavations, were simple, and I claimed the necessity of at least twenty years of research to clarify the detected phenomena.
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