The Roman Negev as a Mediterranean Society

The Roman Negev as a Mediterranean Society
16 March 2020, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Gil Gambash, Haifa, Leverhulme Visiting Fellow at the ICS

The prosperity of the Byzantine Negev has been noted by modern research, and particular attention has been given to the location of the area along the spice route, as well as to the technical means by which primary production had been achieved in an arid environment. In this talk I shall portray distinct avenues in Negev routine, emanating from its connections with Mediterranean networks, and determining fundamental aspects in the material culture, consumption habits, and economy of local towns and villages, to an extent that would have defined them, partially if not wholly, as a Mediterranean society.


Valerie James
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