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At empire's edge : exploring Rome's Egyptian frontier

Author: Robert B Jackson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
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When Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire in 30 BC after the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, its vast and mysterious frontier lands had an important impact on the commerce, politics and culture of the empire. This account - part history and part gazetteer -focuses on Rome's Egyptian frontier, describing the ancient fortresses, temples, settlements, quarries and aqueducts scattered throughout the region and  Read more...
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Jackson, Robert B., 1961-
At empire's edge.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001004942
(OCoLC)47785565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Jackson
ISBN: 9780300129519 0300129513
OCLC Number: 191930788
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 350 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Part One. The Eastern Desert""; ""I. The Hills of Smoke, Gebel Dokhan""; ""II. Mons Claudianus""; ""III. The Quarry Roads to the Nile""; ""IV. Ports on the Red Sea Coast""; ""V. Desert Trade Routes""; ""Part Two. The Upper Nile Valley""; ""VI. The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae""; ""VII. Roman Nubia""; ""Part Three. The Western Desert""; ""Overview of the Western Desert""; ""VIII. The Great Oasis""; ""IX. The Small Oasis""; ""X. Siwa Oasis""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""
Responsibility: Robert B. Jackson.

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