3. Creating a City: Antivari between Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The Archaeology of Stari Bar - The Evolution, Dissolution and Reinvention of an Adriatic Town - Sauro Gelichi

Sauro Gelichi [+-]
University Ca' Foscari
Since 2005, Sauro Gelichi has been full professor at the University of Ca' Foscari, Venice. A founding member of the Society of Italian Medieval Archaeologists, he served as its secretary until 2000 and held the presidency between 2000-04. He is currently President of the Association Internationale por l'Etude des Ceramiques Medievales Mediterraneeanes and since 201, of the academic body 'Consulta delle Archeologie Postclassiche as well as serving on the editorial board of a number of academic journals and book series. His research interests centre on the archaeology and history of medieval settlement (urban and rural) and medieval material culture, with particular reference to the production of pottery. He has been director of many archaeological excavations in Italy and of archaeological missions in Syria (1999-2002), Turkey (20020, and has been the director of the archaeological mission in Montenegro (Stari Bar) since 2004.

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This chapter traces the historical and settlement evolution of Antivari (Stari Bar) over time. After an outline contextualization of the site prior to Rome, the evidence for the late antique(4th-7th centuries AD) period is discussed, followed by coverage of the Middle and Late Byzantine phases, the rise of Antivari as an episcopal seat and the, its development into a city in the late Middle Ages.

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Gelichi, Sauro. 3. Creating a City: Antivari between Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The Archaeology of Stari Bar - The Evolution, Dissolution and Reinvention of an Adriatic Town. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Dec 2020. ISBN 9781781792087. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24858. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24858. Dec 2020

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