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Verk av A Asa Eger

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Opinion on the state of settlement along the Byzantine/Caliphate border remains divided. was it a desolate No-man's-Land or was it a relatively settled area with the standard Middle eastern population density? Eger is an archaeologist, and presents mostly physical evidence of the settlement pattern of the area during the period. It seems that the true desolation was of short duration, and that the area was evacuated by the Byzantines rather deliberately, then Pastoralists, probably Islamics, moved in. As time went by, say in one hundred years, the over shift was back towards settled farmers, though there were changes in density due to changing technologies and the decay of the Roman/Byzantine canal networks. His evidence is based on Archaeological evidences and interpretations, and he seems to have some differentiation among the tripartite agricultural styles evident in the Roman period. He does present some Islamic documentary evidence, largely Islamic, and largely based on travellers' itineraries.… (mer)
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