Edge Of Empires

Author : Jennifer Chi
ISBN : 0691154686
Genre : History
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Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University on the occasion of the exhibition Edge of Empires, Sept. 23, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.
Category: History

Ehrenwerte M Nner

Author : Oliver Stoll
ISBN : 9783732901753
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In diesem Buch werden erstmals mehr als 160 epigraphische und papyrologische Zeugnisse zu Veteranen des 2.–4. Jh. n. Chr. im römischen Nahen Osten gesammelt vorgelegt. Die auswertende Untersuchung hat einen sozial-, wirtschafts- und kulturgeschichtlichen Fokus, stellt aber auch sicherheitspolitische Fragen: Sie analysiert Veteranen als rechtlich privilegierte Gruppe von „Bindegliedern“ zwischen den Bereichen Militär und „ziviler Gesellschaft“. Die ehemaligen Soldaten zeigen einen hohen Integrationsgrad: Z. B. rückten sie in hohe soziale Positionen im Rahmen der Gebietskörperschaften und städtischen Ansiedlungen des römischen Syrien und der Provinz Arabia auf. Veteranen und Veteranenfamilien stellen ein Segment der provinzialrömischen Gesellschaft dar, an deren Beispiel auch wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Prozesse in den Militärprovinzen Roms im Nahen Osten sichtbar gemacht werden können.
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Religion Society And Culture At Dura Europos

Author : Ted Kaizer
ISBN : 9781316824597
Genre : History
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This volume advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, the small town on the Euphrates known since the 1930s as the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'. Several features make the site potentially our best source for day-to-day life in a small town situated on the periphery of the Roman world: inscriptions and graffiti in ten ancient languages; sculptures and frescoes combining elements of Classical and Oriental art; the most important papyrological dossier of any military unit in the Roman world; documents relating to the local economy; over a dozen pagan sanctuaries; plus a famously painted synagogue and the earliest Christian house church, all set in a gridiron city plan and surrounded by well-preserved fortifications. Dura's unique findings facilitate the study of life in a provincial small town to a degree that archaeology and history do not usually allow.
Category: History

Between Pagan And Christian

Author : Christopher P. Jones
ISBN : 9780674369511
Genre : Religion
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Who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a historical construct rather than a fixed entity, Between Christian and Pagan uncovers the fluid ideas, rituals, and beliefs that Christians and pagans shared in Late Antiquity.
Category: Religion

The World S Oldest Church

Author : Michael Peppard
ISBN : 9780300213997
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Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual."
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Roman Palmyra

Author : Andrew M. Smith II
ISBN : 9780199861101
Genre : History
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This history of Roman Palmyra offers an examination of how the Palmyrenes constructed and maintained a unique identity, individually and collectively, amid progressive communal changes.
Category: History

Rome In The East

Author : Warwick Ball
ISBN : 9781317296348
Genre : History
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This new edition of Rome in the East expands on the seminal work of the first edition, and examines the lasting impact of the near Eastern influence on Rome on our understanding of the development of European culture. Warwick Ball explores modern issues as well as ancient, and overturns conventional ideas about the spread of European culture to the East. This volume includes analysis of Roman archaeological and architectural remains in the East, as well as links to the Roman Empire as far afield as Iran, Central Asia, India, 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. The highly visible presence of Rome in the East – mainly the architectural remains, some among the greatest monumental buildings in the Roman world – are examined from a Near Eastern perspective and demonstrated to be as much, if not more, a product of the Near East than of Rome. Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome in the light of Rome’s fascination with the Near East, generating new insights into the nature and character of Roman civilisation, and European identity from Rome to the present. Near Eastern influence can be seen to have transformed Roman Europe, with perhaps the most significant change being the spread of Christianity. This new edition is updated with the latest research and findings from a range of sources including field work in the region and new studies and views that have emerged since the first edition. Over 200 images, most of them taken by the author, demonstrate the grandeur of Rome in the East. This volume is an invaluable resource to students of the history of Rome and Europe, as well as those studying the Ancient Near East.
Category: History

Art History And The Historiography Of Judaism In Roman Antiquity

Author : Steven Fine
ISBN : 9789004238176
Genre : History
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Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam.
Category: History

Syrian Identity In The Greco Roman World

Author : Nathanael J. Andrade
ISBN : 9781107012059
Genre : Bibles
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Proposes a new means of identifying how Greek and Syrian identities were expressed in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East.
Category: Bibles

Hellenism And The Local Communities Of The Eastern Mediterranean

Author : Boris Chrubasik
ISBN : 9780192528209
Genre : Literary Collections
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Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean offers a timely re-examination of the relationship between Greek and non-Greek cultures in this region between 400 BCE and 250 CE. The conquests of Alexander the Great and his Successors not only radically reshaped the political landscape, but also significantly accelerated cultural change: in recent decades there has been an important historiographical emphasis on the study of the non-Greek cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean, but less focus on how Greek cultural elements became increasingly visible. Although the process of cross-cultural interaction differed greatly across Asia Minor, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia, the same overarching questions apply: why did the non-Greek communities of the Eastern Mediterranean engage so closely with Greek cultural forms as well as political practices, and how did this engagement translate into their daily lives? In exploring the versatility and adaptability of Greek political structures, such as the polis, and the ways in which Greek and non-Greek cultures interacted in fields such as medicine, literature, and art, the essays in this volume aim to provide new insight into these questions. At the same time, they prompt a re-interrogation of the process of Hellenization, exploring whether it is still a useful concept for explaining and understanding the dynamics of cultural exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean of this period.
Category: Literary Collections