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The Roman Army in Jordan

The Roman Army in Jordan

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By (author) D.L. Kennedy

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  • Publisher: Council for British Research in the Levant
  • Format: Paperback | 236 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 206mm x 14mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0953910210
  • ISBN 13: 9780953910212
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 20 colour and 57 b&w illustrations ,111 line drawings, 1 table
  • Sales rank: 1,036,798

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This is an updated and revised second edition of a handbook originally prepared for the XVIIIth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies in Amman, Jordan in 2000 - a reflection of the growing importance of Roman studies in Jordan in recent years. In Part A, there are chapters on geography and environment, the Romans in Jordan and the Roman army there. In Part B there are 15 chapters surveying, region by region, the evidence for forts, towers, roads, literary texts, inscriptions and excavation around the entire country, ending with a chapter on the immediately adjacent parts of Roman Arabia that now lie in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. The book is profusely illustrated throughout and has many aerial views including 20 full-page photographs in colour.

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by David Kennedy

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Attractively produced... Kennedy has performed a valuable service in assembling this material.'--Everett L. Wheeler"Ancient West & East" (01/01/0001)

Table of contents

Preface; Chronology; Glossary and a note on place-names; Colour photographs; List of illustrations; Part A: Roman Jordan; The evidence and methodologies; Geography and environment; The Romans in Jordan; The Roman army in Jordan; The Roman army and its garrison places in the Notitia Dignitatum. Part B: The Azraq Oasis; The Basalt Desert; The southern Hauran; The northern steppe; The Jordanian decapolis; The Madaba Plain; The Dhiban plateau; The Wadi Mujib; The Kerak plateau; El-Jibal; Petraea; The Shera'a; The Hisma; The Wadi Araba; Beyond Jordan. Part C: Bibliography.