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Making Mesopotamia : geography and empire in a Romano-Iranian borderland

Author: Hamish Cameron
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Series: Impact of empire : Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476, volume 32
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Making Mesopotamia: Geography and Empire in a Romano-Iranian Borderland, Hamish Cameron examines the representation of the Mesopotamian Borderland in the geographical writing of Strabo, Pliny the Elder, Claudius Ptolemy, the anonymous Expositio Totius Mundi, and Ammianus Marcellinus. This inter-imperial borderland between the Roman Empire and the Arsacid and Sasanid Empires provided fertile ground for Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cameron, Hamish (Hamish Robert).
Making Mesopotamia.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
(DLC) 2018047724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hamish Cameron
ISBN: 900438863X 9789004388635
OCLC Number: 1061870273
Description: 1 online resource (x, 375 pages) : maps
Contents: Introducing the borderland --
Knowing --
Naming --
Narrating --
Moving --
Carrying --
Ruling --
Epilogue: Connecting.
Series Title: Impact of empire : Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476, volume 32
Responsibility: by Hamish Cameron.

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"In Making Mesopotamia: Geography and Empire in a Romano-Iranian Borderland, Hamish Cameron examines the representation of the Mesopotamian Borderland in the geographical writing of Strabo, Pliny the Elder, Claudius Ptolemy, the anonymous Expositio Totius Mundi, and Ammianus Marcellinus. This inter-imperial borderland between the Roman Empire and the Arsacid and Sasanid Empires provided fertile ground for Roman geographical writers to articulate their ideas about space, boundaries, and imperial power. By examining these geographical descriptions, Hamish Cameron shows how each author constructed an image of Mesopotamia in keeping with the goals and context of their own work, while collectively creating a vision of Mesopotamia as a borderland space of movement, inter-imperial tension, and global engagement"--

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