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Rome in the East : the transformation of an empire

Author: Warwick Ball
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Rome in the East is an arresting study of the influence of Near Eastern culture on the Roman world, which overturns received wisdom about the spread of European culture to the East. It explores Roman archaeological and architectural remains in the Near East, and includes a survey of the presence of Rome beyond the imperial frontiers eastwards as far as Iran, India, Central Asia and China. The Near Eastern client  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
2015041864
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Ball
ISBN: 9781317296355 1317296354 9781315646886 1315646889 9781317296331 1317296338 9781317296348 1317296346 9780415720786 0415720788 9780415717779 0415717779
OCLC Number: 1048767831
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 551 pages) : illustrations, text file, PDF.
Contents: 1. Historical background --
2. The princely states : Near Eastern states undifer Roman protection --
3. Rome east of the frontiers --
4. The towns and cities --
5. The countryside --
6. Secular architecture : imperial stamp or imperial veneer? --
7. Religious architecture : the resurgence of the East --
8. The transformation of an empire.
Responsibility: Warwick Ball.

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"Rome in the East is an arresting study of the influence of Near Eastern culture on the Roman world, which overturns received wisdom about the spread of European culture to the East. It explores Roman archaeological and architectural remains in the Near East, and includes a survey of the presence of Rome beyond the imperial frontiers eastwards as far as Iran, India, Central Asia and China. The Near Eastern client kingdoms undifer Roman rule are examined in turn and each are shown to have affected Roman, and ultimately European, history in different but very fundamental ways"--

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