Vol. 47 (2021), pp. 41–52 • 999 KB • español
Conjectures about the Breakdown of the High Imperial Urban Model in Hispania: The Late Antonine and Early Severan Phase (138–211 AD)

Diego Romero Vera

Arqueol. Iberoam.

Through the analysis of the archaeological and epigraphic record from a large group of Hispanic cities, we conducted a comprehensive examination of the evolution and transformation of urban centers in the second century AD. Generally, the archaeological record reveals a shifting trend between the constructive development and the urban vitality which characterize the first third of the second century AD and the last two thirds of this century, when the constructive exuberance disappears. Specifically, in the late Antonine and early Severan phase, an urban disjunction between decline and continuity was developed.

Roman urbanism; Hispania; second century AD; monumentalization; urban crisis.

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Romero Vera, D. 2021.
Conjeturas en torno a la ruptura del modelo urbanístico altoimperial en Hispania: la fase tardoantonina y primoseveriana (138-211 d. C.). Arqueología Iberoamericana 47: 41-52.

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Publication date: January 27, 2021.

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