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    DescriptionThis book covers Julia's life, and charts her travels throughout the Empire from Aswan to York during a period of profound upheaval, and seeks the truth about this woman who inspired such extreme and contrasting views, exposing the instability of our sources about her, and characterizing a sympathetic, courageous, intelligent, and important woman. This book contains a fresh re-assessment of the one of the most significant figures of her time and questions: * Was Julia more powerful than earlier empresses? * Did she really promote despotism? * How seriously is her literary circle to be taken? As part of a dynasty which used force and violence to preserve its rule, she was distrusted by its subjects; as a Syrian, she was the object of prejudice; as a woman with power, she was resented. On the other hand, Domna was the centre of a literary circle considered highly significant by nineteenth-century admirers.

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    Julia Domna
    Syrian Empress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Levick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415331449
    ISBN 10: 0415331447

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.06092
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 937/.07092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG298.7.J85 L48 2007
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: DNB, JBSF1, NH, NHDA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    33 black & white halftones, 5 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    21 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    University of Oxford, UK
    Table of contents
    Chronology 1. Introduction 2. The Women of Emesa 3. Marriage 4. Domna on Her Travels 5. Empress 6. The Reign of Caracalla 7. Cultural Activities 8. Image and Cult 9. Aftermath Bibliographies. Glossary. Indexes 1. Places, with Modern Equivalents 2. Persons 3. General