Topografía cristiana de las ciudades hispanas durante la Antigüedad tardía

Isabel Sánchez Ramos


This volume presents the current state of archaeological knowledge of the urban world in Hispania in the historical period between the 4th and 7th centuries. It also addresses the open debate around scholars’ perception of the status of the population centres that persisted until the Early Middle Ages – in episcopal cities or not – through archaeological documents. The urban landscape inherited from the classical world and its transformation were taken as a starting point to understand which elements changed and which persisted in Late Antique Hispanic cities. However, this study is triggered by the need to consider the origin and evolution of Christian topography in Hispanic cities. Its main objective is to understand both the consolidation of episcopaltopography and the new funerary reality of Late Antique cities.