HISTORY 313 NOTES - -Michael II 820-829-general-father of...

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-Debate on Urbanization -What happened to ancient cities? -Evidence -Bishop Lists -Ostrogorski 1950’s -lists of where there are bishops -says there are 12 cities with bishops so there were 12 main big cities -argued that all the cities were still there -Literary texts -Cities not there -procopius’ plague -thousands and thousands die -Theopanes’ style -Archaeology -Clive Foss 1980;s -cities not there -sardis, Nicaea -Archaeology -Chris Lightfoot et. Al, -cities still there -Amorium -Amorian Dynasty
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Unformatted text preview: -Michael II 820-829-general -father of theophilos-Theophilos 829-843-born in amorium-City sacked by caliph al-Mu’ tasim-838-continuously inhabited since 2 nd century BCE-a large 8 th-9 th century city-rebuilt after sacked-Paleopathology -plague-17 waves 541-750-Yersina Pestis- Black Death-Literary evidence not good- molecular evidence sound and growing-Mortality estimate at 1/3-1/2 population-plague=population decline-17 waves-fewer cities-smaller cities...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course HIS 313 taught by Professor Neville during the Spring '12 term at University of Wisconsin.

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HISTORY 313 NOTES - -Michael II 820-829-general-father of...

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