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    DescriptionThe foundation of the Sasanian Empire in Persia in AD 224 established a formidable new power on the Roman Empire's eastern frontier, and relations over the next four centuries proved turbulent. This book provides a chronological narrative of their relationship, supported by a substantial collection of translated sources illustrating structural patterns. The political goals of the two sides, their military confrontations and their diplomatic solutions are discussed, as well as the common interests between the two powers. Special attention is given to the situation of Arabia and Armenia, to economic aspects, the protection of the frontiers, the religious life in both empires and the channels of communication between East and West. Considerable attention is also paid to exploring the role played by the Sasanians in the history of the ancient Near East. The book will prove invaluable for students and non-specialists interested in late antiquity and early Byzantium.


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    Title
    Rome and Persia in Late Antiquity
    Subtitle
    Neighbours and Rivals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Engelbert Winter, By (author) Beate Dignas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 660 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521849258
    ISBN 10: 052184925X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 327.35037
    LC classification: DG312 .W5513 2007
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    18 b/w illus. 14 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Beate Dignas is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Somerville College, Oxford. Engelbert Winter is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Munster.
    Review quote
    '... this is an excellent textbook introduction to Roman-Persian relations of the Late Antique period for specialist and non-specialist readers alike. It will, undoubtedly, prove popular in introductory and survey courses. The book's main virtue is that it makes accessible a wide range of sources in translation and does so in a very readable and user-friendly manner with repeated cross-references between the two parts of the book.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
    Table of contents
    Part I. Narrative: 1. Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD; 2. Rome and the Sasanian Empire - a chronological survey; Part II. Sources and Contexts: 3. Political goals; 4. Warfare; 5. Military confrontations; 6. The diplomatic solutions; 7. Arabia between the great powers; 8. Shared interests - continuing conflicts; 9. Religion - Christianity and Zoroastrianism; 10. Emperor and King of Kings; 11. Exchange of information between West and East; Part III. Appendices.