Roman Edessa : Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 - 242 C.E.
Roman Edessa offers a comprehensive and erudite analysis of the ancient city of Edessa (modern day Urfa, Turkey), which constituted a remarkable amalgam of the East and the West. Among the areas explored are: * the cultural life and antecedents of Edessa * Edessene religion * the extent of the Hellenization at Edessa before the advent of Christianity * the myth of an exchange of letters between a King Abgar and Jesus.show more
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
- 21 Feb 2011
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 black & white tables