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    DescriptionIn this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail. This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal form in the story of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's legendary foundation by Aeneas and the Trojan heroes as the New Troy, through the installation of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual foundation of the new Rome by a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome eventually ditched Europe to the barbarians. Rome in the East overturns the received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture. Newly available in paperback, and illustrated with almost 300 photographs, plans and drawings, its accessible and comprehensive approach makes it an ideal resource for both the academic and general reader.


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    Title
    Rome in the East
    Subtitle
    The Transformation of an Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Warwick Ball
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 997 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415243575
    ISBN 10: 0415243572
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD, HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM, CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    DC21: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    T&F Categories: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JBCC, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    162 b&w photographs, 129 line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'Truly remarkable and wide ranging survey ... a book that, without any doubt, is premier in this new view of Rome in the east.' - Minerva 'This is the most complete survey of the area in English and is an immensely valuable exploration of Syrian, Iranian, and even Indian influences on Roman culture.' - Choice