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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.
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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Ball, Warwick.
Rome in the East.
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
(DLC) 2015041864
(OCoLC)930067952
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Ball
ISBN: 9781315646886 1315646889
OCLC Number: 1087093392
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 551 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface --
Historical background --
The princely states --
Rome east of the frontiers --
The towns and cities --
The countryside --
Secular architecture : imperial stamp or imperial veneer? --
Buildings of religion : the resurgence of the east --
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 under 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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