The Island of Skyros from Late Roman to Early Modern Times
Title
The Island of Skyros from Late Roman to Early Modern Times
Subtitle
An Archaeological Survey
Price
€ 61,00
ISBN
9789087282349
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
476
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
21 x 27.3 cm
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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART 1. Background and Historical data
1. Natural Environment
2. Historical Outline
3. Historical Sources for Ottoman Skyros
4. Previous Archaeological and Historical Research
PART 2. The Archaeological Survey: Methodology & Comparisons
5. The Skyros survey: a site-based intensive and extensive survey
6. Methods for the Intensive survey
6.1 Field-walking procedure
7. Methods for the Extensive survey
PART 3. The Archaeological Survey: The Sites
8. Analysis of the Intensively Surveyed Sites
9. The long-term urban centre of Skyros – Chora (S01)
PART 4. Interpretational Synthesis
10. Greco – Roman Skyros
11. Skyros in the Late Antique and Early Middle Ages (4th – mid 9th c. AD)
12. Mid to Late Byzantine/Frankish-Venetian Skyros (mid 9th c. – 1538 AD)
13. Ottoman and Early Modern Skyros (1538 - 1950 AD)
14. General Conclusions
Appendix A. Gazetteer of Archaeological Sites
Appendix B. Catalogue of Pottery
Appendix C. Catalogue of Churches (Chora & suburbs)
Appendix D. The synoptic Ottoman tax register (icmal) of the year 1670/1 for Skyros (TK 180, p. 37)
References

Michalis Karambinis

The Island of Skyros from Late Roman to Early Modern Times

An Archaeological Survey

Aegean archaeology has mainly concentrated on Prehistoric and Greco-Roman times and has provided relatively little information on human activity and material culture in the medieval period. Historical research concerning the medieval era is sufficiently developed but archaeological research on the medieval Aegean has mainly focused on matters of art and architecture. In fact, we have an overall picture of the medieval and post-medieval periods for only a few islands of the Aegean. This ASLU volume fills this gap. It uses the ancient past as background for examining the continuity and change that the island of Skyros experienced from the Late Roman period onwards. It brings together two different archae-ological ‘schools’, that of long-term survey research (based mainly on material culture) and that of ‘traditional’ Byzantine and Post-Byzantine archaeology (focused on art and architecture), offering new perspectives on settlement patterns, art and architecture, and the material culture of Skyros from Late Roman to Early Modern times. The combination of archaeological data and information from historical sources reconstructs the regional history of Skyros during that time span, which is ultimately the main purpose of this study.
Author

Michalis Karambinis

Michalis Karambinis took his BA on archaeology in the University of Athens and his MA in the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in Rome. In 2009 started his PhD dissertation at Leiden University, with this book being the outcome of this research. In 2007-2015 he worked for the Hellenic Archaeological Service (Archaeological Ephorate of Euboea). He is currently a Post-Doctoral researcher at Leiden University in the ERC project “Empire of 2000 cities: urban networks and economic integration in the Roman Empire”.