Finding the Limits of the Limes: Setting the Scene

J.W.H.P. Verhagen, J.A. Joyce, M.R. Groenhuijzen

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The Dutch Roman limes zone has a rich history of archaeological and historical research. In this paper, we present an overview of the current state of knowledge as an introduction to other chapters in this volume dealing with the area’s demography, economy and transport system (Chaps. 2, 3, 7, 9 and 12). The main historical developments are sketched against the background of ongoing archaeological research in the area, and the main hypotheses concerning the development of settlement and the rural economy are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Finding the Limits of the Limes
Subtitle of host publicationModelling Demography, Economy and Transport on the Edge of the Roman Empire
EditorsJ.W.H.P. Verhagen, J.A. Joyce, M.R. Groenhuijzen
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030045760
ISBN (Print)9783030045753
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Publication series

NameComputational Social Sciences
NameSimulating the Past


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