A Crusader, Ottoman, and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology

Built Environment and Domestic Material Culture in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Cyclades, Greece (13th-20th Centuries AD)

Athanasios K. Vionis

A Crusader, Ottoman, and Early Modern Aegean Archaeology

Athanasios K. Vionis

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423 pages | 150 color plates, 300 halftones, 200 tables | 8 x 10 3/5
Paper $85.00 ISBN: 9789087281779 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
What did everyday domestic life in towns and villages in the Cyclades in medieval and post-medieval Greece look like? Using primary archaeological data gathered by the Cyclades Research Project, the author identifies, amongst other things, settlement layout—which included fortified settlements and undefended nucleated villages; domestic buildings, such as housing of urban character, peasant housing, and farmsteads; ceramics, specifically locally produced and imported glazed tableware; built structures and mobile fittings; and clothing.  


1. Introduction

2. Built Space and Domestic Material Culture

3. The Social and Economic History of the Cyclades

4. Settlements and Housing: Evaluation of Published Literature

5. Cycladic Settlements and Housing: Typology and Chronology

6. Cyclades Research Project - Survey Data: Settlements and Housing

7. Cycladic Settlements and Housing in a Social Context

8. Typo-Chronology of Post-Roman Wares and CY.R.E.P. Surface Ceramics

9. Post-Roman Ceramics in a Social Context: Diet and Dining

10. Furniture: Archaeological Evidence and Social Meaning

11. Costumes: Archaeological Evidence and Social Meaning

12. A Test-Case of 18th-Century Paros

12. Concluding Remarks

Appendix I (to chapter 7)

Appendix II (to chapter 8 - Catalogue)


About the Author

Review Quotes
Jim Crow | University of Edinburgh
“Vionis’s new work … brings together an entirely new way of observing and understanding the archaeology and history of the Greek islands. For the first time it is now possible to achieve a genuine perspective from the recent past to antiquity and to recognise the diversive cultural richness of the Byzantine, Frankish and Ottoman eras.”  
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