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dc.contributor.authorZavagno, L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKızılduman, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-26T08:30:17Z
dc.date.available2019-02-26T08:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn0031-0506
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/50623
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to both tip the chronologically-unbalanced rural surveys conducted on the island of Cyprus in the last decades (as focusing almost exclusively on the Roman and Late Antique period) and re-assess the traditional historiographical interpretation of the fate of local rural settlements and population in the passage from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages (i.e. between the late sixth to the early ninth century). Indeed, we cannot simply take for granted that at the time under scrutiny Cyprus was overwhelmed by Arab incursions turning the island into a no man’s land, severing commercial and shipping routes, bringing to an end any economic, social and cultural form of life in the countryside, causing massive depopulation and abandonment of prosperous rural villages along the coasts in favor of hastily built and fortified (often seasonal) hilltop settlements. In the light of the latter remark, the authors will use the preliminary results of a recent extensive rural survey conducted in the plain of Galinoporni/Kaleburnu on the Karpas peninsula to propose a picture of the Cypriot landscape as characterized by the early medieval resilience of the varied range of rural settlements (farms, hamlets and villages) dating back to previous centuries and by the lack of any catastrophic occupational gaps after the mid-seventh century.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePamatky Archeologickeen_US
dc.subjectCyprusen_US
dc.subjectMediterraneanen_US
dc.subjectRuralen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectByzantiumen_US
dc.subjectLate Antiquityen_US
dc.subjectMiddle Agesen_US
dc.titleA countryside in transition: The Galinoporni-Kaleburnu (Cyprus) in the passage from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages (ca. 600–ca. 850)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.citation.spage233en_US
dc.citation.epage251en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber109en_US
dc.publisherAkademie Ved Ceske Republiky * Archeologicky Ustav, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Archeologyen_US


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