From centre periphery models to textured urban landscapes : comparative perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Sulas, Federica
dc.contributor.author Pikirayi, Innocent
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-30T13:47:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-30T13:47:04Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract The role of peripheries and satellite settlements around ancient cities is a critical issue in understanding past urban phenomena. The relations between core urban centres and other settlements have often been considered using centre–periphery models. The limitations of such approaches are now emerging as new evidence for interdependency, fluidity, and changeability between cities and their surroundings increases in quality and complexity. This paper reviews the relations between ancient capital centres in Africa and their peripheries, using Aksum and Great Zimbabwe as case studies. It attempts at reconciling indicators of interdependency between these sites and core urban areas that current narratives of urban settlement struggle to accommodate. The exercise opens new avenues to reconfigure spatial representations and understandings of centre–periphery relations at specific sites and begin to think about urban regions and textured landscapes. en_ZA
dc.description.department Anthropology and Archaeology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.urbanarchaeology.net en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sulas, F. & Pikirayi, I. 2020, 'From centre periphery models to textured urban landscapes: comparative perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa', Journal of Urban Archaeology, vol. 1, pp. 67-83. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2736-2426 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2736-2434 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1484/J.JUA.5.120910
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82009
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Brepols Publishers en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Brepols Publishers. This is an open access article made available under a FHG cc by-nc 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Aksum en_ZA
dc.subject Great Zimbabwe en_ZA
dc.subject African urbanism en_ZA
dc.subject Urban landscapes en_ZA
dc.subject Peripheral settlements en_ZA
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) en_ZA
dc.title From centre periphery models to textured urban landscapes : comparative perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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