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    DescriptionThe conflict between the powerful Roman and Iranian empires arising from the extension of Roman power into today's Middle East is coming into increasingly sharp focus, thanks to the amount of evidence now available. This richly illustrated book examines this evidence to reveal how Rome established itself on the middle Euphrates, in Mesopotamia and Palmyra, and its efforts to consolidate power over these areas. Reviewing evidence from Palmyra and Dura Europos - two of the most important archaeological sites in the Roman East - Peter M. Edwell builds a picture of the Roman military presence throughout this region. In the process he questions some commonly held assumptions about the nature of the Roman political and military presence at these ancient cities and the region of which they were an important part, forming a fresh and original perspective on the subject.


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    Title
    Between Rome and Persia
    Subtitle
    The Middle Euphrates, Mesopotamia and Palmyr Under Roman Control
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Edwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415594899
    ISBN 10: 0415594898
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC classification: DG
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 939.405
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    87 black & white halftones, 5 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    09 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Rome on the Euphrates and in Mesopotamia ca. 65 BC to AD 165 2. Rome and Palmyra ca. 65 BC to AD 165 3. The Province of Mesopotamia and the Division of Syria under the Severans 4. Roman Military Organisation of the Middle Euphrates, Palmyra and Mesopotamia ca. AD 200-257 5. Conflict Between Rome and Sasanian Persia Involving the Middle Euphrates and Mesopotamia 6. Palmyra and Rome: AD 260-72