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    Images and Monuments of Near Eastern Dynasts, 100 BC - AD 100 (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation) (Hardback) By (author) Andreas J. M. Kropp

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    DescriptionThis book is an archaeological and art-historical study of the images and monuments of Roman 'client' kings in the Near East from the Taurus to Edom (modern South East Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan) in the important transitional period between the downfall of the Seleucid empire and Rome's establishment of provincial administration across the entire region. In this volume, Kropp treats royal portraits, tombs, palaces, coins, and temples as historical documents and aims at uncovering royal identities and ideological aspirations. In particular, he focuses on the six major players: the Kommagenian, Emesan, Ituraean, Nabataean, Hasmonaean, and Herodian dynasties. The images and monuments discussed show an endless variety of eclectic styles, shapes, and types - a result of individual, deliberate choices from an array of cultural and artistic options, such as Hellenistic, Roman, and Persian. The study of their origins and importance therefore places monuments, like the Khazneh at Petra or the Temple at Jerusalem, in their proper context and allows a more nuanced understanding of their creation as expressions and constructions of royal personas.


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    Images and Monuments of Near Eastern Dynasts, 100 BC - AD 100
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andreas J. M. Kropp
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 520
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199670727
    ISBN 10: 0199670722

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    DC22: 939.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ART015060
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    DC23: 939.405
    BIC subject category V2: HDDC
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    LC classification: DS56 .K76 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    142 in-text black and white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    24 August 2013
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    Author Information
    Andreas J. M. Kropp is Lecturer in Classical Art at the Classics Department, University of Nottingham.
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; LIST IF FIGURES ; LIST OF MAPS ; ABBREVIATIONS ; 1. Methods, Dynasts, and Kingdoms ; 2. Royal Portraits ; 3. Royal Palaces ; 4. Royal Tombs ; 5. Kings and Cults ; 6. Images and Monuments: Projections of Royal Ideology ; COIN CHARTS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX