Roman Army in Jordan / Edition 2

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This is an updated and revised second edition of a handbook originally prepared for the XVIIIth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies in Amman, Jordan in 2000 - a reflection of the growing importance of Roman studies in Jordan in recent years. In Part A, there are chapters on Roman Jordan, geography and environment, the Romans in Jordan and the Roman army there. In Part B there are 15 chapters surveying, region by region, the evidence of forts, towers, roads, literary texts, inscriptions and excavation, around the entire country and ending with a chapter on the immediately adjacent parts of Roman Arabia that now lie in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. The book is profusely illustrated throughout and has many aerial views including 20 full-page photographs in colour.

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Ancient West & East - Everett L. Wheeler
Attractively produced... Kennedy has performed a valuable service in assembling this material.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780953910212
  • Publisher: Council for British Research in the Levant in Association with Oxbow Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Roman Jordan 18
Ch. 2 The evidence and methodologies 24
Ch. 3 Geography and environment 30
Ch. 4 The Romans in Jordan 36
Ch. 5 The Roman army in Jordan 44
Ch. 6 The Roman army and its Garrison places in the Notitia Dignitatum 53
Ch. 7 The Azraq Oasis 56
Ch. 8 The Basalt Desert 69
Ch. 9 The Southern Hauran 81
Ch. 10 The Northern Steppe 95
Ch. 11 The Jordanian Decapolis 110
Ch. 12 The Madaba Plain 122
Ch. 13 The Dhiban Plateau 135
Ch. 14 The Wadi Mujib 142
Ch. 15 The Kerak Plateau 152
Ch. 16 El-Jibal 165
Ch. 17 Petraea 175
Ch. 18 The Shera'a 184
Ch. 19 The Hisma 192
Ch. 20 The Wadi Araba 205
Ch. 21 Beyond Jordan 217
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