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Gerasa and the Decapolis

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During the Long Classical Millennium (fourth century BC to eighth century AD), Northwest Jordan was part of two worlds, looking w... Weiterlesen
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During the Long Classical Millennium (fourth century BC to eighth century AD), Northwest Jordan was part of two worlds, looking west to the Mediterranean as well as east towards the Arabian desert. It was not only a collection of distinctive micro-regions but a 'virtual island', isolated by geography on all sides. Here one finds historical and archaeological data of an intensity and quality probably superior to that of any region in the Near East other than Israel.

This book exploits some of that evidence to explain the character of an unusual region with a dense network of cities and an unexpected surge of settlement which reached a peak and extent not encountered again until the mid-twentieth century. It explores and develops some of the principal themes one may investigate for the region of Northwest Jordan, but which often apply to the Near East as a whole.


David Kennedy is Professorial Fellow in Roman Archaeology and History, University of Western Australia. His publications include The Roman Army in Jordan, 2nd Edition, and co-author of Ancient Jordan from the Air (both 2004).


The Decapolis
Principal Ancient and Modern Place-Names
List of Illustrations
1. Defining the topic
2. Evidence and Methodologies
3. The Natural and Human Landscape and Environment
4. Settlement
5. Population and People
6. A world of Writing
7. The Structures of the Roman State
8. Everyday Life
9. Where to Next?


Titel: Gerasa and the Decapolis
EAN: 9781472537737
ISBN: 978-1-4725-3773-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 216
Veröffentlichung: 20.11.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch