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Author Bonnie, Rick.

Title Cadastres, misconceptions & Northern Gaul a case study from the Belgian Hesbaye region / Rick Bonnie
Published Leiden : Sidestone Press, c2009
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Description 1 online resource (169 p.)
Contents List ofIllustrations; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; A static concept?; Evidence for surveyors; 2 Setting and Physical Geography; Physical geography; 3 Historical and Archaeological Framework; Late Iron Age (250 -- 57 BC); Early Roman Period; Middle Roman Period (70 -- 270 AD); Late Roman Period (270 -- 450 AD); 4 Studying Roman Cadastres; Aerial photography and maps; Regional research in Northern Gaul; Region around Tongres; Dutch province of Limburg; German Rhineland; 5 Talus and Site Orientation; Theory; Methodology; Orientation of talus and Roman structures
6 Site Distribution and Land SizesSite distribution; Calculating hypothetical land sizes; 7 Ownership of Land and Villas; Cadastres and the supposed settlement of new people; Relationship between villas and cadastres; Development of the villa landscape; 8 Conclusions; A Roman cadastre in the Tongres-Maastricht area; Dating the cadastre; The cadastre's size; Socio-cultural impact; Notes; Bibliography; Catalogue
Summary A Roman cadastre is a particular form of land allotment which looks like a chequerboard. It was implemented by the Romans in regions throughout the Empire, from Syria to Gaul. Yet, how did a Roman cadastre exactly look like? What has Roman cadastration in common with centuriatio and parcellation, and what not? Are aerial photographs and maps a reliable source to reveal traces of a Roman cadastre? Did Roman cadastres exist outside the Mediterranean region, and if so, what are the consequences of its existence on a socio-cultural level? Behind these apparently straightforward questions are for m
Notes Revision of: Thesis (MA)--University of Leiden, 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Cadastres -- Belgium -- Hesbaye -- History -- To 1500
Land tenure -- Belgium -- Hesbaye -- History -- To 1500
Land tenure.
Hesbaye (Belgium) -- History
Belgium -- Hesbaye.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010512570
ISBN 9088901325