This page is part of the project LABedia: Еncyclopedia of Late Antique Balkans, 4th-5th c.,
financed by the National Science Fund, contract КП-06-Н30/6, 13.12.2018
Centrul de Studii Daco Romanistice Lucus Timișoara
Transurban continuities on Low Danube region – first millennium AD
The roles played by urban centers are often more important than the urban community itself. In Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the city brought together, among other things, the mechanisms of polarization of local and regional elites, which did not cease to exist when the urban center itself disintegrated. An exemplary case from this perspective is the group Marcianopolis - Pliska - Preslav, the political centers of the Roman imperial province Lower Moesia / Second and, respectively, the First Bulgarian State, which represents, in terms of institutional continuity (obviously a nonlinear continuity), one and the same pole of aggregation of the elites of the region between Haemus and the Lower Danube. Less spectacular, but reflecting the same phenomenon, is the group of Pietroasele - Milcovia from the Carpathian Curvature.