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    DescriptionThe Roman province of Arabia occupied a crucial corner of the Mediterranean World, encompassing most of what is now Jordan, southern Syria, northwest Saudi Arabia and the Negev. G.W. Bowersock's book provides an authoritative history based on textual, archaeological and geographical sources of the region, covering the period from the 4th century BC to the age of Constantine.

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    Roman Arabia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. W. Bowersock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674777569
    ISBN 10: 0674777565

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 939
    DC20: 939.4
    BIC subject category V2: 1QFM
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHF, NHC, NHDJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR, 1QFM
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    22 halftones in 16 page insert, 5 line illustrations, 3 maps
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    19 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    G. W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
    Review quote
    This is an important and exceedingly useful work, informed and informative, based on a wide knowledge of ancient evidence and modern scholarship, and offers a rich store of suggestions. -- T. R. S. Broughton Phoenix One of the finest scholars of the Empire has turned to the study of a province, toiled for a decade and a half over its rich archaeological, textual, and geographical sources, and come forth with a wide-ranging, insightful, and reliable history. -- M. P. Speidel Classical Philology A definitive history of Roman Arabia which will remain so for a very long time to come...[It offers] Roman provincial history and also a history of that talented Arab people, the Nabataeans, not in isolation but in the context of the Hellenistic and Roman orbits into which the Nabataeans were drawn...It is only historians of the caliber of Glen Bowersock who can write such histories because in addition to being established Roman historians, they have gone out of their way to master [the] languages of the Semitic Orient. -- Irfan Shahid Journal of the American Oriental Society An indispensable manual...Roman Arabia is more than an excellent history of a Roman province. It includes discussion of major problems of Roman, Arab, and broader Middle Eastern history...It contains important materials for any scholar interested in the background to the rise of Islam. -- Walter Emil Kaegi, Jr American Historical Review
    Table of contents
    Preface Abbreviations 1. The Region 2. The Coming of the Nabataeans 3. Pompey and his Successors 4. The Early Principle 5. The Flowering of Nabataea 6. The New Province 7. Boundaries and Defenses 8. The Impact of Septimius Severus 9. From Philip to Zenobia 10. King of all the Arabs Appendixes 1. The New Inscription from Baraqish 2. Nabataeans and Romans in the Wadi Sirhan 3. The Governors of Arabia 4. Ancient Maps of Roman Arabia Plans Plates Bibliography Index