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The Roman Near East 31 B C A D 337

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Author: Fergus Millar
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Size: 12.90 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 587
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Book Description: Annotation A veritable tome in which Millar (ancient history, Oxford U.) traces the expansion of the Roman Empire southward to the Red Sea and eastward across the Euphrates to the Tigris. He describes each culture and how the Roman policy and practice adapted to it, and the impact the conquest had on the later history of the region and the peoples. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


For Salvation S Sake

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Author: Jason Moralee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135885591
Size: 73.10 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: This book breaks new ground in the study of cultural unity in the Near East from pre-Roman to early Islamic times (first century BC - eighth century AD). Based on a thorough study of nearly 400 Greek and Latin inscriptions from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel, this book shows how the formula 'for salvation's sake' (hyper soterias/pro salute) was fundamental to the political, social and religious lives of hundreds of civic and military elites in the Near East. Initially an expression of ancient indigenous religion, this formula expressed loyalty to the central authority at Rome, while profiling social status and piety. With the arrival of Christianity and Islam, the formula lost its political importance, but persisted in its social and religious applications among Christian and Jewish communities in Late Antiquity. Presenting a new body of evidence, Jason Moralee provides a fresh look at how Romans used the inscriptions to secure the loyalty of their subjects for centuries. This analysis of material culture through several periods redefines notions of political loyalty in the Middle East from antiquity through the Middle Ages, raising new questions about life in the Roman provinces.


Historia

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Category : History, Ancient
Languages : en
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Book Description: Zeitschrift für alte Geschichte.


Baal

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Size: 20.10 MB
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Category : Excavations (Archaeology)
Languages : en
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The Fall Of The Roman Empire

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Author: Peter Heather
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199741182
Size: 29.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 608
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Book Description: The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.


Trajan

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Author: Julian Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134709137
Size: 22.38 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Did Trajan really deserve his reputation as the embodiment of all imperial virtues? Why did Dante, writing in the Middle Ages, place him in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers? In this, the only biography of Trajan available in English, Julian Bennett rigorously tests the substance of this glorious reputation. Surprisingly, for a Roman emperor, Trajan comes through the test with his reputation relatively intact.


Constantine

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Author: Paul Stephenson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849166447
Size: 30.27 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: In AD 312, Constantine - one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire - marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. On the eve of the decisive battle he later claimed to have seen a 'Cross-shaped trophy of light' in the heavens, a sign that the Christian God was his patron, ensuring his victory. But Constantine's conversion was not a momentary revelation inspired by a vision. It was a lifelong process inspired by his own mother and aligned with radical developments in the later Roman world. During Constantine's lifetime, Christianity emerged from the shadows and under his rule, its adherents were no longer persecuted. Constantine the victorious general advanced a new triumphalist brand of Christianity, which became the empire's dominant faith and entrenched an institutional Church that could propagate and sustain the imperial religion. Constantine would go on to unite the eastern and western halves of the empire, establishing a new ceremonial stage, his eponymous victory city, Constantinople. This was not a new capital to replace Rome, nor was it an exclusively Christian construction. Yet it became the greatest Christian city in the world, the capital of Byzantium even as Rome itself fell to barbarian hordes. Paul Stephenson offers a nuanced and deeply satisfying account of a man whose cultural and spiritual renewal of the Roman empire gave birth to the idea of a unified Christian empire from which Europe would emerge. In Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor, a seminal figure in political and cultural history has found the biographer he deserves.


Paraphrase On Luke 11 24

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Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802036537
Size: 80.75 MB
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Category : Bible
Languages : en
Pages : 317
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Palestine In Late Antiquity

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Author: Hagith Sivan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019160867X
Size: 37.59 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Book Description: Hagith Sivan offers an unconventional study of one corner of the Roman Empire in late antiquity, weaving around the theme of conflict strands of distinct histories, and of peoples and places, highlighting Palestine's polyethnicity, and cultural, topographical, architectural, and religious diversity. During the period 300-650 CE the fortunes of the 'east' and the 'west' were intimately linked. Thousands of westerners in the guise of pilgrims, pious monks, soldiers, and civilians flocked to what became a Christian holy land. This is the era that witnessed the transformation of Jerusalem from a sleepy Roman town built on the ruins of spectacular Herodian Jerusalem into an international centre of Christianity and ultimately into a centre of Islamic worship. It was also a period of unparalleled prosperity for the frontier zones, and a time when religious experts were actively engaged in guiding their communities while contesting each other's rights to the Bible and its interpretation.


Western Civilization

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Author: Thomas F. X. Noble
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780395870655
Size: 69.48 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Book Description: The Brief Edition of Western Civilization presents a strong chronological and political framework and seamlessly integrates the social and cultural forces that have shaped the western past. Two related themes are pursued throughout: 1) Europe in relation to the rest of the world and non-Western influences, and 2) power in all its senses, public and private; economic, social, cultural, and political; symbolic and real.


Brill S New Pauly

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Author: Hubert Cancik
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004122697
Size: 59.45 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 1231
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Book Description: This is volume 6 of BRILL'S NEW PAULY, the encyclopaedia devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity.


Arion

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Size: 35.59 MB
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Category : Classical literature
Languages : en
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