Antioch on the Orontes: A History and a GuideHardback
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- Publisher: Hamilton Books
- Format: Hardback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 231mm x 23mm | 499g
- Publication date: 8 November 2012
- Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
- ISBN 10: 0761858636
- ISBN 13: 9780761858638
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
- Sales rank: 1,162,495
Two thousand years ago, Antioch on the Orontes River was the third most important city in the Roman Empire. Today, it is a small Turkish town of 200,000 inhabitants whose visitors may find it difficult to imagine this place at its peak. This book is a biography of Antioch - or Antakiyye of the Arabs, or Antakya of the Turks. It is a description of its youth under the Seleucid Dynasty, its adolescence under the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Norman Crusaders, and its long decline under the Marmelukes and the Ottomans. Antioch on the Orontes will also guide the reader through modern-day Antioch, highlighting significant historical sites. The book contains an introduction to theological developments in Antioch that have influenced Christendom and covers the many religions represented in the city today.
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Jorgen Christensen-Ernst studied Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and ancient Hebrew at Ankara University in Turkey and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He was previously an associate research fellow at Bosporus University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations Abbreviations Introduction Part I: A History 1. The Beginning 2. The Seleucids 3. The Romans 4. The Byzantines 5. The Muslims 6. The Crusaders 7. The Norman Principality of Antioch 8. The Mamelukes 9. The Ottomans 10. After the First World War Part II: A Guide 11. Tours in Antakya 12. The Religions 13. Myths and Legends 14. Modern Antakya Appendices A. Lord, God and Logos B. Monarchianism C. The School of Antioch D. The Church of St. Peter E. Topography F. Languages Bibliography