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H 290 x W 205 mm

436 pages

121 figures, 8 tables (colour throughout)

Published Apr 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803272351

Digital: 9781803272368

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earthquakes; volcanic eruption; paleoseismology; architecture; myth; history of religion; disaster

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Living with Seismic Phenomena in the Mediterranean and Beyond between Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Edited by Rita Compatangelo-Soussignan, Francesca Diosono, Frédéric Le Blay

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The first two sections of this book explore different ways of understanding seismic phenomena and present strategies for post-disaster management. Later sections present palaeoseimological and archaeological data (for the most part previously unpublished) on various sites in the Italian peninsula and the wider Mediterranean world and its frontiers.


About the Author

Rita Compatangelo-Soussignan is Professor of Roman History at Le Mans University (FR). Since 2017 she has been the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Archaeology, Archaeometry, History, involving the CNRS, the Ministry of Culture and the Universities of Rennes, Nantes, Le Mans. In the framework of various international programmes, her multidisciplinary research focuses on ancient landscapes, geography and science. She is the author or the scientific editor of several books including Landmarks and Socio-Economic Systems (2008) and L’expérience de la catastrophe (2019). ;

Francesca Diosono is Researcher at the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (DE). Her fields of interest include Roman archaeology, landscape archaeology and Roman material culture. She has worked since the 2000s on a range of projects in Italy, Spain, France and Jordan. She is the scientific editor or co-editor of several books, most recently Villa San Silvestro di Cascia. Archeologia e storia di un abitato nella Sabina montana dalla conquista romana al Medioevo (2022). ;

Frédéric Le Blay is Associate Professor at Nantes University (FR), a member of Centre François Viète and the Director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin (CNRS, Universities of Nantes, Angers, Le Mans). His research focuses on ancient science and environmental issues. He is the scientific editor of A Universal Imagination of the End of the World? (2018).