32,00 EUR

Sprache:englisch
Reihe:Römisch Germanisches Zentralmuseum
Bandzählung:23 /RGZM-23
Auflage:1
Ausstattung:11 s/w Illustrationen, 66 farb. Illustrationen
Medium:Buch
Einbandart:Softcover (Broschur fadengeheftet)
Seitenzahl:152
Format:21 x 29,7 cm
Gewicht:677 g
Lieferbarkeit:Lieferbar
Erscheinungstermin:25.05.2015
ISBN:978-3-7954-3040-5
Verlag:Schnell & Steiner

Herausgeber: Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Falko Daim

Harbours and Maritime Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems

The concept of complex systems allows for a better understanding of the interplay between social and environmental factors for the emergence and maintenance of maritime infrastructure and route systems in the ancient and medieval period.


Complexity theory and network analysis provide a analytical framework to describe social configurations (cities, maritime communities, polities) and environmental phenomena (hydrosphere, climate) as complex systems, entangled via mechanisms of feedbacks, adaptation or disruption. In this volume, this approach is applied on various phenomena of maritime history as discussed within the DFG-funded Special Research Programme (SPP 1630) »Harbours from the Roman Period to the Middle Ages« (www.spp-haefen.de).