chapter  12
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The villas of south-east europe

Thus far villas have been categorised without regard to the countries in whichthey are situated. This approach is equally applicable to south-east Europe, a term which for the present purpose comprises Bulgaria, Hungary, former Yugoslavia and Romania, together with much of Austria. Villas in this vast region are different, broadly speaking, from those in western countries, the houses being usually small and simple and for the most part of distinctive regional types. Moreover, the total number excavated is small compared with Germany, France or Britain, so that a type is established more by common features than by the closeness of resemblance found with halls or row-houses. House types will be discussed first, then the ways in which buildings were grouped.