Rome in the East

ISBN-10: 0415243572
ISBN-13: 9780415243575
Edition: 2000
Authors: Warwick Ball
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Description: In this work, archaeologist Warwick Ball presents a comprehensive account of the history, architecture and archaeology of the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, and explores the influence of Roman fascination with the East.

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

In this work, archaeologist Warwick Ball presents a comprehensive account of the history, architecture and archaeology of the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, and explores the influence of Roman fascination with the East.

List of plates
List of figures and family trees
Preface
Introduction
Historical background
To the Euphrates
Beyond the Euphrates
The long retreat
The Princely States: Near Eastern kingdoms under Roman protection
Rome and the Arabs
Emesa and the Sun Kings
Judaea, Herod the Great and the Jewish Revolt
Arabia and the Nabataeans
Palmyra and Queen Zenobia
Edessa and the coming of Christendom
The Tanukh and Queen Mawiyya
The Ghassan and the coming of Islam
Rome east of the frontiers
Military campaigns
Roman prisoners of war
Roman trade
'Romano-Buddhist' art
The towns and cities
Antioch, the imperial city
The Macedonian heartland of the north
The Euphrates and Mesopotamia
The Phoenician Coast
The Decapolis
'Roman' Arabia: Bosra and Shahba
The countryside
The Dead Cities
Other areas
The Hawran
Imperial veneer: architecture and the resurgence of the East
The urban layout
Buildings for pleasure
Military architecture
Pagan architecture
Early Christian architecture
Funerary architecture
Fabric and styles
The transformation of an empire
The Arabs and the West
India and the West
Julia Domna and the Arabs who ruled Rome
Philip the Arab
Lepcis Magna: Roman city in Africa and the orientalisation of Europe
From Paganism to Christianity
East and West
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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