Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire

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Routledge, 4 ene 2002 - 544 páginas
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In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail.
This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal form in the story of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's legendary foundation by Aeneas and the Trojan heroes as the New Troy, through the installation of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual foundation of the new Rome by a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome eventually ditched Europe to the barbarians.
Rome in the East overturns the received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture. Newly available in paperback, and illustrated with almost 300 photographs, plans and drawings, its accessible and comprehensive approach makes it an ideal resource for both the academic and general reader.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Historical background
8
Near Eastern kingdoms under Roman
30
Judaea Herod the Great and theJeuish Revolt
47
Arabia and the Nabataeans
60
Palmyra and Queen Zenobia
74
Edessa and thr coming of Chrtstendom
87
Tlie Tanukh and Queen Mauiyya
96
The towns and cities
149
Condusion
205
arehiteeture and the resurgence of the East
246
The transformation of an empire
397
Notes
451
Bibliogeaphy
494
Index
512
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Rome east of the frontiers
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