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    DescriptionNearly three thousand years ago the Phoenicians set up trading colonies on the coast of North Africa, and ever since successive civilizations have been imposed on the local inhabitants, largely from outside. Carthaginians, Romans, vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, TUrks, French and Italians have all occupied the region in their time. The Romans governed this part of Africa for six hundred cities, twelve thousand miles of roads and hundreds of aquaducts, some fifty miles long. The remains of many of these structures can be seen today. At the height of its prosperity, during the second and third centuries AD, the area was the granary of Rome, and produced more olive oil than Italy itself. The broadening horizons of the Roman Empire provided scope for the particular talents of a number of Africa's sons: the writers Terence and Apuleius; the first African Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, famous Christian theologians like Tertulllian and Saint Augustine - these are just some who rose to meet the challenges of their age.

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    Rome in Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Raven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415081504
    ISBN 10: 0415081505

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1HB
    DC21: 939.7
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    DC22: 939.7
    LC classification: 92013208
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    LC classification: DT198 .R38 1993
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHHA
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, 4 maps, 9 site plans, 87 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 April 1993
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    'This is the only account of Roman Africa in English that is both readable and reliable, and in the twenty years since its first publication it has established itself as the standard account. This new third edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent research, including the international excavations at Carthage. It is indispensable for students and general readers who wish to study the history of one of Rome's wealthiest provinces, and for visitors to the area who want to understand the background to North Africa's spectacular Roman remains.' - Colin Wells, Trinity University, Texas