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Ancient Syria : a three thousand year history

Author: Trevor Bryce
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what came before: the peoples, cities, and kingdoms that arose, flourished, declined, and disappeared in the lands that now constitute Syria, from the time of the region's earliest written records in the third  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bryce, Trevor, 1940-
Ancient Syria.
Corby : Oxford university press, 2014
(OCoLC)876367391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Bryce
ISBN: 9780191002922 0191002925 1306637600 9781306637602
OCLC Number: 877868387
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 379 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. I The bronze ages --
1. The First Kingdoms --
2. The International Intruders --
3. The Amorite Warrior-Chiefs --
4. The Empires Collide --
5. The End of an Era --
pt. II From the Iron Age to the Macedonian conquest --
6. The Age of Iron --
7. The Wolf upon the Fold: The Neo--Assyrian Invasions --
8. From Nebuchadnezzar to Alexander --
pt. III Syria under Seleucid rule --
9. The Rise of the Seleucid Empire --
10. The Seleucid Empire in its Prime --
11. The Maccabean Rebellion --
12. The Decline and Fall of the Seleucids --
pt. IV Syria under Roman rule --
13. The Coming of the Romans --
14. Nabataean Excursus --
15. The Syrian Emperors --
16. The Crisis Years --
pt. V The rise and fall of Palmyra --
17. From Desert Oasis to Royal Capital: The Story of Palmyra --
18. Syria's 'King of Kings': The Life and Death of Odenathus --
19. Zenobia, Queen of the East.
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