H 290 x W 205 mm
170 figures, 5 tables (92 plates in colour)
Published Oct 2019
Seville; Port of Seville; maritime cultural landscape; port studies; Roman Spain; Hispalis; Late Antiquity; Byzantine Spain; Islamic Spain; al-Andalus; Isbiliyya; Almohad Empire; Islamic shipsheds
Edited by Carlos Cabrera Tejedor
This monograph focuses on the history and development of the topography, layout, and facilities of the ancient port of Seville, located in the lower Guadalquivir River Basin, between the 1st century BC and the 13th century AD. Until now, despite its commercial importance, little has been known about the port’s exact position, layout and facilities.
‘This work is relevant for understanding not only the evolution of the city of Seville and its maritime role and infrastructures, but also is a magnificent example of an approach to the study of ports from a multidisciplinary collaboration. This book clearly shows the complexity of port-site studies, and so highlights the need to expand these types of work to other port sites of equal relevance along the western Mediterranean with such a maritime cultural landscape approach.’ – Enrique Aragon (2021): International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, DOI: 10.1080/10572414.2021.1942728
‘However, given the range of sources, approaches, and types of evidence mustered to build this study, From Hispalis to Ishbiliyya seems certain to become a standard point of reference for future studies of ancient and Medieval Seville—both the port and the city as a whole.’ – Daniel Osland (2020): Bryn Mawr Classical Review