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by Kevin Butcher

  • ISBN: 0892367156
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Kevin Butcher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (February 19, 2004)
  • Pages: 474
  • ePub book: 1824 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 693

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Butcher knows more about Roman Syria than anyone else and his excellent writing makes this book a real pleasure to read.

Butcher knows more about Roman Syria than anyone else and his excellent writing makes this book a real pleasure to read. It is both scholarly and entertaining. The book's first 4 chapters is spent going through the overall history of the Roman empire in Syria, and then there are separate sections on the rise of Christianity, the development of cities, and the cultural history of the various groups in the area. Butcher is best when describing and explaining the various ruins or sites-Palmyra, the Dead cities in the north of Syria, and the remains of sites near the Euphrates. The role of gender is discussed at length, and Butcher draws some interesting conclusions on this topic.

Roman Syria also comprised sites that are virtually unknown, such as the great fortress city of Zenobia on the Euphrates and the remarkably well-preserved villages of the limestone massif of northwestern Syria. Roman Syria and the Near East offers a broad overview of this major cultural crossroads. Surveying a millennium of Roman and Byzantine rule in the Near East, from Roman annexation to the Arab conquest, the book outlines Syria's crucial role in Roman history.

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Kevin Butcher is associate professor of classical archaeology at the American University of Beirut where he specializes in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. Items related to Roman Syria And The Near East. Key Words: Roman Empire, Syria, Kevin Butcher, Near East, Palmyra, Baalbek Apamea, Antioch, Damascus, Sidon, Tyre, Fortresses, Zenobia). Roman Syria And The Near East. ISBN 10: 0892367156, ISBN 13: 9780892367153.

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Surveying a millennium of Roman and Byzantine rule in the Near East, from Roman annexation to the Arab conquest, the book outlines Syria's crucial role in Roman history.

J. Paul Getty Museum. Topics discussed include the Roman army's use of Syria as a buffer against its powerful eastern neighbors and the elaborate road system that Rome developed to connect its far-reaching empire.

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Description Kevin Butcher The provinces that the Romans referred to as. .

Description Kevin Butcher The provinces that the Romans referred to as Syria covered a vast area occupied today by several modern states. These included some of the most spectacular ruins of the ancient world-Palmyra, Baalbek, and Apamea-and fabled cities such as Antioch, Damascus, Sidon, and Tyre.

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The provinces that the Romans referred to as Syria covered a vast area occupied today by several modern states. These included some of the most spectacular ruins of the ancient world-Palmyra, Baalbek, and Apamea-and fabled cities such as Antioch, Damascus, Sidon, and Tyre. Roman Syria also comprised sites that are virtually unknown, such as the great fortress city of Zenobia on the Euphrates and the remarkably well-preserved villages of the limestone massif of northwestern Syria.Roman Syria and the Near East offers a broad overview of this major cultural crossroads. Surveying a millennium of Roman and Byzantine rule in the Near East, from Roman annexation to the Arab conquest, the book outlines Syria's crucial role in Roman history. Topics discussed include the Roman army's use of Syria as a buffer against its powerful eastern neighbors and the elaborate road system that Rome developed to connect its far-reaching empire. The book also explores the impact of geography, trade, and religion on the shaping of Syria, as well as the influence of Syrian culture on the classical world.

Comments

Tehn Tehn
Butcher knows more about Roman Syria than anyone else and his excellent writing makes this book a real pleasure to read. It is both scholarly and entertaining. It is a big book with very many good photos and discussions of everything about ancient Roman Syria including geography, politics, cities, villages, agriculture, trade, religion, artifacts, and the military. I have really enjoyed it. It is far too much to read straight through. I read it once and now keep it by my bedside to reread parts because it is so interesting.
Kirinaya Kirinaya
Wonderful book! Fair price & promptly shipped!
Laizel Laizel
This is an outstanding work, one of the best regional histories of the influence of the Roman Empire on Syria that is currently available. It is different from some of the other available works on the subject, in that the author is a specialist in archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, which is reflected in the organization and structure of the book, including the immense number of maps and clear photographs, color and black and white. This work compares to two other works: Millar,Fergus. The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337. (Cambridge:Mass, 1993) and Ball, Warwick. Syria: A Historical and Architectural Guide. ( Mass: Interlink Publishers,2007) but has important differences. The Millar work is primarily based on textual scholarship, with little archaeological input, while the Ball book has much on archaeology, but lacks color plates which not surprisingly, makes a great difference in understanding the reading. The work is one of many excellent volumes published by the John Paul Getty Press, who have a reputation for excellence in design and production of these sorts of texts. A word on the bibliography is in order because it has been mentioned as a negative in other reviews. The bibliography is extensive, but it is compacted into 10-15 pages of small print at the back of he volume. As a historian, in going through the bibliography it is full and complete, but needs some up-dating, as does any bibliography. I found it to be extremely useful.
The book's first 4 chapters is spent going through the overall history of the Roman empire in Syria, and then there are separate sections on the rise of Christianity, the development of cities, and the cultural history of the various groups in the area. Butcher is best when describing and explaining the various ruins or sites-Palmyra, the Dead cities in the north of Syria, and the remains of sites near the Euphrates. The role of gender is discussed at length, and Butcher draws some interesting conclusions on this topic. Finally, Butcher looks at what at what Syria meant culturally and politically to the Romans, and how they interacted overtime to leave such a rich cultural legacy. A book not to be missed.
Innadril Innadril
I wanted an introduction to this period and Kevin Butcher certainly provides this. There is an immense scope to the work as it tries to cover many centuries of activity and the various interactions of numerous cultures and empires. My main complaint is that there is almost a complete lack of references. I am not a historian, but there are things that catch my attention and I would really like to know where to go next if I want to dig deeper on a particular topic or verify an assertion by checking the original source.