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Forms and Processes: Some Thoughts on the Meaning of Urbanization in Early Archaic Greece

François De Polignac

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published by British Academy

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263259
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734618 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0003

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Forms and Processes: Some Thoughts on the Meaning of Urbanization in Early Archaic Greece

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This chapter examines the forms, process, and meaning of urbanization in the early Archaic Period in Greece. It explains that the Greek world is particularly suitable for a study of the processes of urbanization in the Archaic Mediterranean. Prime candidates for the essential traits of a Greek town are the clear functional distinctions between different types of space, and one such distinction is that between exterior and urban space.

Keywords: urbanization; Greece; early Archaic Period; towns; exterior space; urban space

Chapter.  9296 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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