Petra And The Nabataeans / Edition 1

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From an unknown period before the time of Christ to the fifth century A.D., a civilization existed in the dry deserts of Jordan. While many impressive remains of this civilization have been found, especially the stone-carved tombs and temples of Petra, relatively little is actually known of the people we call the Nabataeans. Not only have they left no written history, except inscriptions, few historians actually mention their existence. This Bibliography attempts to pull together from widely disparate sources the literature of research on the Nabataeans, and especially on Petra, their capital. While the main focus of the bibliography is the time period of the Nabataeans, many articles, books, and chapters on Petra and its environs are included even if they discuss periods outside this time frame, including the Stone Age, the Roman period, the Islamic era, and the Crusades. In addition, writings on the Edomites, the predecessors of the Nabataeans, are also included. Entries are listed alphabetically by author and then by date. Indexes by subject scheme as well as a comprehensive index to the authors and editors round out this useful reference work.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
The reviewer has used Crown's A Bibliography of the Samaritans, both the 1984 and the 1993 revised editions, and finds the format, shared with this volume, extremely helpful.
New Testament Abstracts
Provides bibliographical information for 2,413 books and articles.
Journal Of The American Oriental Society
The forty-ninth publication of this bibliographic series captures the extraordinary wealth of Petra and Nabataean research....One of the additional values of this work is that it includes references to publication from outside the Nabataean era, including the early Stone Age and later Roman, Byzantine, Crusader, and Islamic periods....While it is aimed primarily at scholars, this small, comfortable book-over 221 pages in length-also offers intriguing possibilities for the general public to reference Nabataean sites, history, and culture in ways that had not been possible before. Moreover, it is a most comprehensive source of archival knowledge....This volume is an extensive source of information, and is where researchers should look first if they want to answer a specific question-for example, Nabataean fortification systems by location....This work is impressive both of its quality and its usefulness....this is a valuable and welcome reference tool and is a most useful source for Nabataean archaeological research.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
The reviewer has used Crown's A Bibliography of the Samaritans, both the 1984 and the 1993 revised editions, and finds the format, shared with this volume, extremely helpful.
Journal Of Near Eastern Studies
...a valuable contribution to the field, as it will function as a useful and practical tool for further research on this constantly expanding subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810848467
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: ATLA Bibliography Series , #49
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory A. Crawford is Head of Public Services and Associate Librarian at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Classified Subject Scheme Chapter 4 Bibliography Chapter 5 Appendix: Nabataean King List Chapter 6 Classified Subject Index Chapter 7 Author and Editor Index Chapter 8 About the Author

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