Our project is based on the paradigm of connectivity in the Mediterranean during the Roman and Early Medieval period and it aims to understand how settlements, economies, people and goods were interconnected within the lower and middle valley of the river Ombrone, in south Etruria.

Here a list of some interesting readings for those of you who want to know more about this debate:

  • W. H. Harris (ed.) 2005, Rethinking the Mediterranean, Oxford University Press.
  • P. Horden and N. Purcell 2000, The Corrupting Sea. A Study of Mediterranean History, Blackwell Publishing.
  • M. McCormick 2001, Origins of the European Economy. Communications and Commerce AD 300-900, Cambridge University Press.
  • F. Braudel 1972-73, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, New York, Harper & Row.

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