Roman Army in Jordan / Edition 2

Roman Army in Jordan / Edition 2

by David Kennedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0953910210

ISBN-13: 9780953910212

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Council for British Research in the Levant in Association with Oxbow Books

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780953910212
Publisher:
Council for British Research in the Levant in Association with Oxbow Books
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Roman Jordan18
Ch. 2The evidence and methodologies24
Ch. 3Geography and environment30
Ch. 4The Romans in Jordan36
Ch. 5The Roman army in Jordan44
Ch. 6The Roman army and its Garrison places in the Notitia Dignitatum53
Ch. 7The Azraq Oasis56
Ch. 8The Basalt Desert69
Ch. 9The Southern Hauran81
Ch. 10The Northern Steppe95
Ch. 11The Jordanian Decapolis110
Ch. 12The Madaba Plain122
Ch. 13The Dhiban Plateau135
Ch. 14The Wadi Mujib142
Ch. 15The Kerak Plateau152
Ch. 16El-Jibal165
Ch. 17Petraea175
Ch. 18The Shera'a184
Ch. 19The Hisma192
Ch. 20The Wadi Araba205
Ch. 21Beyond Jordan217

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