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Dura-Europos

Author: Jennifer A Baird
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. ©2018
Series: Archaeological histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dura-Europos on the Syrian Euphrates was the subject of extensive excavations in the 1920s and 30s by French and American archaeologists, and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Near East. A Seleucid, Parthian, and Roman site, its place between East and West is a vexed question in both the ancient and modern worlds. The site was home to at least nineteen sanctuaries, amongst them a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baird, Jennifer A., 1978-
Dura-Europos.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
(DLC) 2017055215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer A Baird
ISBN: 9781472523655 1472523652 9781474204194 1474204198
OCLC Number: 1034731631
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Plan of Dura-Europos / by A.H. Detweiler, annotated with names of structures and block names --
The excavation of Dura-Europos --
The site of Dura-Europos --
The archaeological archive of Dura-Europos --
The texts of Dura-Europos --
The buildings of Dura-Europos --
The material culture and art of Dura-Europos.
Series Title: Archaeological histories.
Responsibility: Jennifer Baird.

Abstract:

"Dura-Europos on the Syrian Euphrates was the subject of extensive excavations in the 1920s and 30s by French and American archaeologists, and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Near East. A Seleucid, Parthian, and Roman site, its place between East and West is a vexed question in both the ancient and modern worlds. The site was home to at least nineteen sanctuaries, amongst them a Synagogue and Christian building, and from inscriptions, parchments, and graffiti many languages are attested, including Greek, Latin, Persian, Palmyrene, and Hebrew. This book provides an overview of the site and its history, situating Dura-Europos in its geographical, historical, and intellectual contexts, tracing the story of the site and its afterlives in scholarly and popular perceptions. Based on the author's work excavating at the site with the Mission Franco-Syrienne d'Europos-Doura and extensive archival research, the volume draws together threads of Dura-Europos' legacy and significance, and discusses how the multicultural, religiously plural and polyglot site has been recovered and shaped by archaeology"--

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Baird has provided an excellent up-to-date overview of what is known about Dura-Europos. It is a lucid introduction and invaluable for the references for further reading. The greatest added value, Read more...

 
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