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'.
Category: History

The Roman Military Base At Dura Europos Syria

Author : Simon James
ISBN : 9780191061219
Genre : Social Science
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Dura-Europos, a Parthian-ruled Greco-Syrian city, was captured by Rome c.AD165. It then accommodated a Roman garrison until its destruction by Sasanian siege c.AD256. Excavations of the site between the World Wars made sensational discoveries, and with renewed exploration from 1986 to 2011, Dura remains the best-explored city of the Roman East. A critical revelation was a sprawling Roman military base occupying a quarter of the city's interior. This included swathes of civilian housing converted to soldiers' accommodation and several existing sanctuaries, as well as baths, an amphitheatre, headquarters, and more temples added by the garrison. Base and garrison were clearly fundamental factors in the history of Roman Dura, but what impact did they have on the civil population? Original excavators gloomily portrayed Durenes evicted from their homes and holy places, and subjected to extortion and impoverishment by brutal soldiers, while recent commentators have envisaged military-civilian concordia, with shared prosperity and integration. Detailed examination of the evidence presents a new picture. Through the use of GPS, satellite, geophysical and archival evidence, this volume shows that the Roman military base and resident community were even bigger than previously understood, with both military and civil communities appearing much more internally complex than has been allowed until now. The result is a fascinating social dynamic which we can partly reconstruct, giving us a nuanced picture of life in a city near the eastern frontier of the Roman world.
Category: Social Science

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

L Agora De Palmyre

Author : Christiane Delplace
ISBN : 2910023583
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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La publication repose sur les fouilles menées à l'agora de Palmyre par H. Seyrig et R. Duru en 1939et 1940. Complétées dans les années 1960 par le dégagement, conduit par la Direction Générale des Antiquités et des Musées de Syrie, d'un bâtiment voisin appelé " salle annexe ", ces recherches étaient largement restées inédites. Reprenant l'ensemble de la documentation dispersée entre Damas, Beyrouth, Strasbourg et Bordeaux, les auteurs fournissent une nouvelle chronologie ainsi qu'une nouvelle interprétation de ce groupe monumental (agora-forum entre basilique et curie), qui repose sur l'étude des inscriptions (étude entamée dans les années 1970 sous la direction d'Ed. Frézouls) et des consoles, du décor architectural et de la sculpture. Cet ensemble est réintégré dans une compréhension globale de la documentation palmyrénienne. L'étude de ce complexe monumental conduit également à redéfinir l'évolution de l'urbanisme de la ville. Au terme de cette analyse, apparaît qu'une forte volonté impériale a imposé comme un modèle romain -forum entre basilique et curie- dans ces terres des confins orientaux de l'Empire romain par ailleurs imprégnés de culture parthe.
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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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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

Culture Religion And Society

Author : Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bangalore
ISBN : 817214170X
Genre : Christianity and culture
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Contributed articles.
Category: Christianity and culture