RELIGION SOCIETY AND CULTURE AT DURA EUROPOS

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Religion Society And Culture At Dura Europos

Author : Ted Kaizer
ISBN : 9781107123793
Genre : History
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This book advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, known as the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'.
Category: History

Religion Society And Culture At Dura Europos

Author : Ted Kaizer
ISBN : 9781107123793
Genre : History
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This book advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, known as the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'.
Category: History

Religion Society And Culture At Dura Europos

Author : Ted Kaizer
ISBN : 9781107123793
Genre : History
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This book advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, known as the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'.
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Dura Europos

Author : Jennifer Baird
ISBN : 9781472526731
Genre : Social Science
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Dura-Europos is one of Syria's most important archaeological sites. Situated on the edge of the Euphrates river, it was the subject of extensive excavations in the 1920s and 30s by teams from Yale University and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Controlled variously by Seleucid, Parthian, and Roman powers, the site was one of impressive religious and linguistic diversity: it was home to at least nineteen sanctuaries, amongst them a Synagogue and a Christian building, and many languages, including Greek, Latin, Persian, Palmyrene, and Hebrew which were excavated on inscriptions, parchments, and graffiti. Based on the author's work excavating at the site with the Mission Franco-Syrienne d'Europos-Doura and extensive archival research, this book provides an overview of the site and its history, and traces the story of its investigation from archaeological discovery to contemporary destruction.
Category: Social Science

Ancient Graffiti In Context

Author : Jennifer Baird
ISBN : 9781136894640
Genre : History
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Graffiti are ubiquitous within the ancient world, but remain underexploited as a form of archaeological or historical evidence. They include a great variety of texts and images written or drawn inside and outside buildings, in public and private places, on monuments in the city, on objects used in daily life, and on mountains in the countryside. In each case they can be seen as actively engaging with their environment in a variety of ways. Ancient Graffiti in Context interrogates this cultural phenomenon and by doing so, brings it into the mainstream of ancient history and archaeology. Focusing on different approaches to and interpretations of graffiti from a variety of sites and chronological contexts, Baird and Taylor pose a series of questions not previously asked of this evidence, such as: What are graffiti, and how can we interpret them? In what ways, and with whom, do graffiti communicate? To what extent do graffiti represent or subvert the cultural values of the society in which they occur? By comparing themes across time and space, and viewing graffiti in context, this book provides a series of interpretative strategies for scholars and students of the ancient world. As such it will be essential reading for Classical archaeologists and historians alike.
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Irano Judaica

Author : Amnon Netzer
ISBN : UOM:39015042874647
Genre : Judeo-Persian literature
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This fourth volume of Irano-Judaica covers a wide variety of topics by some of the leading authorities in Jewish and Iranian studies. Among these are essays on Iranian culture in antiquity, Zoroastrian influences on Judaism, Iranian legal terminology in the Talmud, traces of Jewish polemics against Zoroastrianism in the Babylonian Talmud, and Zoroastrian terminology in the Geonic writings. Also discussed are Jewish and Iranian themes in Armenian literature, and the terminology used by the early Manichaeans. Other studies deal with the Aramaic component in the writing system of Pahlavi, the study of Persian by European scholars in the early modern times, the great Jewish Persian poet Shahin, the use of the Qur'an in Jewish arguments with Islam, an old Judeo-Persian dictionary of the Bible, versions of the tractate Abot in Judeo-Persian, and the use of Neo-Aramaic by Jews and Christians in Iran. The volume also contains studies on art history, with an analysis of a textile amulet covered with Judeo-Persian inscriptions, and of the rich pictorial decorations in the ancient synagogue of Dura Europos. Two of the articles survey Zoroastrianism and Jewish themes from the point of view of contemporary Zoroastrian scholars. Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi is the foremost research and academic institution in the field of Eretz-Israel and Oriental and Sephardic Jewery. It is named after the second President of Israel.
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Roms Orientalische Steppengrenze

Author : Michael Sommer
ISBN : 3515087249
Genre : History
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Die Levante, eine Zone notorischer politischer, kultureller und ethnischer Fragmentierung, schuf stets Konfliktstoff im �berma�, quer durch alle Epochen, bis heute. Keine Macht herrschte l�nger im Raum zwischen Mittelmeer und Tigris als das Imperium Romanum. Genau 700 Jahre, von der Eroberung durch Pompeius Magnus (64 v. Chr.) bis zur Schlacht am Yarmuk (636 n. Chr.), in der die Araber das byzantinische Aufgebot vernichtend schlugen. Die Studie beleuchtet, fuer die ersten knapp 400 Jahre dieser Epoche, fuer die Schaupl�tze Palmyra, Osrhoene, den mittleren Euphrat und die �stliche Jezira die intensiven Austauschbeziehungen und Kulturkontakte zwischen Griechen und �Orientalen�, Nomaden und Se�haften, Rom und Iran, Heiden, Juden und Christen. Schlagw�rter wie �Romanisierung�, �clash of civilizations� oder �Mischkultur� sind, so das Ergebnis der Untersuchung, ungeeignet, um das Ergebnis des s�kularen Prozesses der Akkulturation zu beschreiben. Vielmehr wuchs, aus der Fuelle der in der Region zusammenlaufenden Traditionsstr�nge und aus der durch sie entfachten Dynamik, eine Identit�t permanenten Grenzg�ngertums, der Frontier im Zwielicht zwischen Orient und Okzident.
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From Hellenism To Islam

Author : Hannah Cotton
ISBN : 9780521875813
Genre : History
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This book considers how languages, peoples and cultures in the Near East interacted over the millennium between Alexander and Muhammad.
Category: History