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Rome in the East : the transformation of an empire

Author: Warwick Ball
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Ball
ISBN: 9780415720786 0415720788 9780415717779 0415717779
OCLC Number: 993060290
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 510-539. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XLI-551 p.) : ill., cartes ; 26 cm.
Contents: List of Line DrawingsPhotographic AcknowledgementsList of PhotographsList of TablesPrefaceEast or West?Constraints and considerationsSources, perspectives and evidenceThe limitations of epigraphyTerminologyGeographical limitsObjectivesGenesis1. Historical backgroundTo the EuphratesRome and IranHannibal and Antiochus the GreatPompey the GreatCrassus, Carrhae and the ParthiansBeyond the EuphratesTrajan and the ghost of AlexanderSeptimius Severus and MesopotamiaThe end of the beginningThe Long RetreatIran restored: Alexander and ArtaxerxesShapur I, Valerian and the disaster of EdessaShapur II, Constantius and the disaster of AmidaJulian and the loss of the Tigris ProvincesJustinian the Peasant's son and Khusrau of the Immortal SoulEndgame: Heraclius, Khusrau Parviz and Muhammad2. The Princely States - Near Eastern kingdoms under Roman protectionRome and the ArabsEmesa and the Sun-KingsThe Kings of EmesaThe religion of EmesaThe Great Temple of Emesene BaalJudaea, Herod the Great and the Jewish RevoltThe Rise of HerodThe successors of HerodThe Jewish RevoltArabia and the NabataeansRise of the NabataeansThe Nabataean AchievementNabataean ReligionPalmyra and Queen ZenobiaOrigins of PalmyraPalmyrene TradeThe Rise of UdaynathZenobiaThe RevoltAftermath of the RevoltPalmyrene CivilisationEdessa and the coming of ChristendomOriginsThe kingsReligion at EdessaEdessa and ChristianityThe Tanukhids and Queen Mawiyya'King of the Arabs'Queen Mawiyya's RevoltAftermathThe Ghassanids and the coming of Islam3. Rome East of the FrontiersMilitary Campaigns Mark Antony and IranAelius Gallus and YemenRoman prisoners of war Crassus' lost legions?Survivors of Edessa Roman tradeRome in IndiaRome in Central Asia and China`Romano-Buddhist' Art4. The Towns and Cities Antioch, the Imperial CityOriginsEastern city or foreign implant?Antioch as an Imperial cityThe Macedonian heartland of the northSeleucia and LaodicaeaApamaeaAleppoCyrrhus and ChalcisThe Euphrates and MesopotamiaHalabiyaRasafaDura EuroposMesopotamiaThe Phoenician CoastAradus, Antaradus and MarathusByblosBeirutSidon and TyreCaesareaAradus, Tyre, othersThe DecapolisDamascusQanawat and Si`JerashAmmanOther Decapolis cities`Roman' Arabia: Bosra and ShahbaBosra ShahbaConclusion5. The CountrysideThe Dead CitiesThe settlements and their settingThe housesPublic buildingsChristian buildingsEconomyDateExplanationOther areasElsewhere in north SyriaThe desert fringesCiliciaThe NegevJordanThe HauranVillages and their settingsPublic buildingsConclusions6. Secular architecture: Imperial stamp or imperial veneer?The urban layoutPlanned townsSacred and processional waysColonnaded streetsThe four-way archOther ornamental archesDedicatory columnsNymphaeaThe kalybeForumsOval and circular plazassBuildings of pleasureBathsEntertainmentMilitary architectureOccupationDefence7. Buildings of religion: the resurgence of the eastTemples The temenos templeTemple propylaeaEastern temple originsExterior altarsTemple sanctuariesCircumambulatoriesHigh placesEarly Christian architectureThe basilicaThe martyriumFunerary architecturePyramids, temples and columnsTower tombsUnderground tombsTomb facadesFabric and styleBuilding materialThe trabeate styleThe `baroque' styleThe `Syrian Niche'Conclusion8. The transformation of an EmpireThe Arabs and the WestIndia and the WestJulia Domna and the Arabs who ruled RomeSeptimius Severus and Julia DomnaCaracalla and GetaElagabalus and BaalAlexander and the end of a dynastyAftermathPhilip the Arab Lepcis Magna: Roman City in Africa and the orientalisation of EuropeFrom Paganism to ChristianityReligion in Pagan RomeFrom slave to masterFrom Iran to RomeFrom Anatolia to RomeFrom the Semitic East to RomeFrom East to WestThe Oriental RevolutionEast and WestCharacter and prejudiceThe view from the eastTriumph of the East
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