ISBN-10:
0674025652
ISBN-13:
2900674025652
Pub. Date:
09/15/2007
Publisher:
Harvard
Middle East under Rome

Middle East under Rome

by Maurice Sartre

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ISBN-13: 2900674025652
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Maurice Sartre is Professor of History, University of Tours and the Institut Universitaire de France.

Table of Contents


Preface to the English-Language Edition     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Translators' Note     xv
Introduction     1
The Hellenistic Legacy     5
The Creation of New States     12
Syria between Parthians, Romans, and Armenians     25
The End of Seleucid Syria and the First Roman Rule (69-31 B.C.E.)     31
The Beginnings of Roman Intervention     32
Pompey and Syria     37
Syria at the Time of the Roman Civil War     44
From Augustus to Trajan: Creating a Province     54
The Provincia and Its Governors     55
The Defenses of Imperial Syria in the First Century     60
The Client States in the First Century C.E.     70
The Crises in Judaea from Herod to Bar Kokhba     88
Herod the Great     89
Herod's Heirs     93
The Era of Prefects and Procurators     103
The Revolt of 66-70 and Its Consequences     117
From the Fall of the Temple to Bar Kokhba     127
From Trajan to the Severi: Conquests and Reorganizations     132
New Provinces, New Divisions     133
Defense of the Country and Roman Campaigns     136
Civic Life and UrbanDevelopment during the Early Empire     151
The Spread of the Polis and the Creation of Colonies     152
The Structure and Organization of Municipal Life     156
City Profiles     188
Rural Life in the Early Empire     206
Land Tenure and Land Use     207
Agricultural Practices and Production     217
Villages and Village Communities     224
Nomads     233
The Urban Economy in Roman Syria     240
Artisans     241
Money and Customs Duties     249
Roads and Ports     258
Local and Foreign Trade     260
Hellenization and Indigenous Cultures     274
Syrian Hellenism     275
Indigenous Cultures     291
Pagans, Jews, and Christians in Roman Syria in the Second and Third Centuries     297
Gods and Pagan Sanctuaries     299
Rabbinical Judaism     319
The Beginnings of Christianization     335
A Time of Trials     343
Edessa, Hatra, and Dura-Europos     344
Palmyra     350
Phylarchs and Nomad Chiefs     358
Conclusion     364
Abbreviations     371
Notes      375
Works Cited     557
Index     649

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