(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

The Romanization of the Negev, Israel : geographical and cultural changes in the desert frontier in late antiquity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RUBIN R. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, ISRAEL


In this desert, a large-scale settlement system developed and flourished in late antiquity. It became sedentary and agriculturally based and reached its climax during the 5th, 6th and 7th centuries under the Byzantine Empire. Major geographical and cultural changes took place during this period, which had an effect on almost every aspect of life in the Negev. The paper examines the extent to which the process of sedentarization in the desert was an internal, motivated by forces within the desert; or an external one, driven by the Byzantine Empire


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 23, no3 [pp. 267-283]

Collation : Illustration ;



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