The Middle East Under Rome

The Middle East Under Rome


By (author) Maurice Sartre, Translated by Catherine Porter, Translated by Elizabeth Rawlings

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  • Publisher: The Belknap Press
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 43mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass.
  • ISBN 10: 0674016831
  • ISBN 13: 9780674016835
  • Illustrations note: 2 maps, 42halftones, 1line drawing
  • Sales rank: 1,686,210

Product description

The ancient Middle East was the theatre of passionate interaction between Phoenicians, Aramaeans, Arabs, Jews, Greeks, and Romans. At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, and the Arabian peninsula, the area dominated by what the Romans called Syria was at times a scene of violent confrontation, but more often one of peaceful interaction, of prosperous cultivation, energetic production, and commerce - a crucible of cultural, religious, and artistic innovations that profoundly determined the course of world history.

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Author information

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

Review quote

"Sartre succeeds in giving us a richly detailed, remarkably fresh account of the Levant under Roman rule while being more severe than most in excluding dubious narratives and undocumented conjectures. Much of the new information that Sartre weaves into his story is from recent archaeological, epigraphic, and numismatic evidence...As enjoyable as it is instructive." - Edward N. Luttwak, Times Literary Supplement"