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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

The Defeat Of Rome

Author : Gareth C. Sampson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131790128
Genre : Parthia
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In 53BC the Proconsul Marcus Crassus and 36,000 of his legionaries were crushed by the Parthians at Carrhae in what is now eastern Turkey. Crassus' defeat and death and the 20,000 casualties his army suffered were an extraordinary disaster for Rome. the event intensified the bitter, destructive struggle for power in the Roman republic, curtailed the empire's eastward expansion and had a lasting impact on the history of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It was also the first clash between two of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Yet this critical episode has often been neglected by writers on the period who have concentrated on the civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Gareth Sampson, in this challenging and original study, reconstructs the Carrhae campaign in fine detail, reconsiders the policy of imperial expansion and gives a fascinating insight into the opponents the Romans confronted in the East - the Parthians.
Category: Parthia

Rome In The East

ISBN : 9781493134069
Genre : Fiction
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In this history, a mere handful of visionary men pulled Rome back from the brink of a catastrophic civil war, and then fought off assaults by Mithridates the Great and Tigranes the Great. They rescued the Republic and asserted Roman supremacy over Anatolia and Armenia. This story is told in ‘Sulla and Silo’, the first book in this series. The second book, ‘Caesar and Sertorius’, describes how ruthless diplomacy and military brilliance extended Roman power from the English Channel and Mauritania to the Indus Valley, to create a single State covering more than twice the area of any Empire before it. This greatly expanded Roman Republic now had great opportunities while facing even greater problems. It still had the political structures of the old Roman Republic, but with racial, social, economic and cultural paradigms that would no longer fit into the old moulds. Over the next two centuries the centre of financial, intellectual and cultural dynamism moved irrevocably towards Babylon, but political power remained entrenched in Italy. The pressures of these opposing forces threatened to destroy the Republic from within. This book dramatically recounts the key events of this transformation from Republic to Federation in what came to be called The Transition Age.
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The Early Roman Empire In The East

Author : Susan E. Alcock
ISBN : UOM:39015051510892
Genre : History
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A group of essays that trace the development of Roman influence in the eastern parts of the empire. Contents include: Urbanization ( Greg Woolf ); Roman colonies in the province of Achaia ( A Rizakis ); Syrian desert ( M Gawlikowski ); The Syrian countryside ( G Tate ); Jewish rural settlement ( Y Hirschfield ); Roman relations with the Persicus sinus ( D T Potts ); The Imperial image ( C B Rose ); The Black Sea region ( David Braund ); Funerary monuments in Asia Minor ( Sarah Cormack ); Tomb architecture at Palmyra ( A Schmidt-Colinet ); Pilgrimage, religion and visual culture in the East ( Jas Elsner ).
Category: History

Rome And The Distant East

Author : Raoul McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781847252357
Genre : History
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Studies the complex system of trade exchanges and commerce that profoundly changed Roman society.
Category: History

Rome Enters The Greek East

Author : Arthur M. Eckstein
ISBN : 9781118293546
Genre : History
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This volume examines the period from Rome's earliest involvement in the eastern Mediterranean to the establishment of Roman geopolitical dominance over all the Greek states from the Adriatic Sea to Syria by the 180s BC. Applies modern political theory to ancient Mediterranean history, taking a Realist approach to its analysis of Roman involvement in the Greek Mediterranean Focuses on the harsh nature of interactions among states under conditions of anarchy while examining the conduct of both Rome and Greek states during the period, and focuses on what the concepts of modern political science can tell us about ancient international relations Includes detailed discussion of the crisis that convulsed the Greek world in the last decade of the third century BC Provides a balanced portrait of Roman militarism and imperialism in the Hellenistic world
Category: History

Rome The Greek World And The East

Author : Fergus Millar
ISBN : 0807849901
Genre : History
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Long before the Montgomery bus boycott ushered in the modern civil rights movement, black and white southerners struggled to forge interracial democracy in America. This innovative book examines the most successful interracial coalition in the nineteenth-century South, Virginia's Readjuster Party, and uncovers a surprising degree of fluidity in postemancipation southern politics. Melding social, cultural, and political history, Jane Dailey chronicles the Readjusters' efforts to foster political cooperation across the color line. She demonstrates that the power of racial rhetoric, and the divisiveness of racial politics, derived from the everyday experiences of individual Virginians--from their local encounters on the sidewalk, before the magistrate's bench, in the schoolroom. In the process, she reveals the power of black and white southerners to both create and resist new systems of racial discrimination. The story of the Readjusters shows how hard white southerners had to work to establish racial domination after emancipation, and how passionately black southerners fought each and every infringement of their rights as Americans.
Category: History

The First Crusade

Author : Peter Frankopan
ISBN : 9780674064997
Genre : History
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According to tradition, the First Crusade began at Pope Urban II’s instigation and culminated in July 1099, when western European knights liberated Jerusalem. But what if the First Crusade’s real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome? Countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the First Crusade’s untold history.
Category: History

Ancient Cities

Author : Charles Gates
ISBN : 9781134676620
Genre : History
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Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts. Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.
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Rome And The Eastern Churches

Author : Aidan Nichols
ISBN : 9781586172824
Genre : Religion
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In the second edition of this major work, Dominican theologian Aidan Nichols provides a systematic account of the origins, development and recent history—now updated—of the relations between Rome and all separated Eastern Christians. By the end of the twentieth century, events in Eastern Europe, notably the conflict between the Orthodox and Uniate Churches in the Ukraine and Rumania, the tension between Rome and the Moscow patriarchate over the re-establishment of a Catholic hierarchy in the Russian Federation, and the civil war in the then federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia, brought attention to the fragile relations between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, which once had been two parts of a single Communion. At the start of the twenty-first century, in the pontificate of Benedict XVI, a papal visit to Russia—at the symbolic level, a major step forward in the ‘healing of memories’— appears at last a realistic hope. In addition, the schisms separating Rome from the two lesser, but no less interesting, Christian families, the Assyrian (Nestorian) and Oriental Orthodox (Monophysite) Churches, are examined. The book also contains an account of the origins and present condition of the Eastern Catholic Churches—a deeper knowledge of which, by their Western brethren, was called for at the Second Vatican Council as well as by subsequent synods and popes. Providing both historical and theological explanations of these divisions, this illuminating and thought-provoking book chronicles the recent steps taken to mend them in the Ecumenical Movement and offers a realistic assessment of the difficulties (theological and political) which any reunion would experience.
Category: Religion