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    DescriptionWhen Roman legions marched into Asia Minor in 200BC, their plan was to secure a buffer zone between the Mediterranean, which they virtually owned, and the area beyond, which they sought to isolate rather than control. Along the long frontier of the Euphrates in Turkey lay the easternmost limits of the Roman Empire--a region they called Augusta Euphrantentis. Their expanding involvement lasted eight centuries, draining their energies and culminating in the destruction of the bridge that, since the time of Alexander the Great, had linked China to the commerce of the Mediterranean. Tracing the path of this ancient river and highlighting her travels with the vibrant history of 800 years of Roman warfare and the history of this mighty river, Freya Stark ultimately reveals the futility of war, of arbitrary boundaries, and territorial conquest. Rome on the Euphrates, at once travel and history, is one of her most magnificent and highly acclaimed works.


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    Title
    Rome on the Euphrates
    Subtitle
    The Story of a Frontier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Freya Stark
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848853140
    ISBN 10: 1848853149
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939.405
    DC23: 939.405
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG59.A8 S7 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    54 bw integrated illustrations, 2 maps
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Publication date
    17 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Freya Stark (1893-1993), 'the poet of travel', was the doyenne of Middle East travel writers. Her travels earned her the title of Dame and huge public acclaim. Her many, now classic, books include Traveller's Prelude, Ionia, The Southern Gates of Arabia, Alexander's Path, Dust in the Lion's Paw, East is West and Valleys of the Assassins.
    Review quote
    'It was rare to leave her company without feeling that the world was somehow larger and more promising. Her life was something of a work of art... The books in which she recorded her journeys were seductively individual... Nomad and social lioness, public servant and private essayist, emotional victim and mythmaker.' Colin Thubron, NY Times. 'Few writers have the capacity to do with words what Faberge could do with gems--to fashion them, without violating their quality. It is this extraordinary talent which sets Freya Stark apart from her fellow craftsman in the construction of books on travel.' The Daily Telegraph. 'Freya Stark remains unexcelled as an interpreter of brief encounters in wild regions against the backdrop of history.' The Observer. 'One of the finest travel writers of our century.' The New Yorker. 'A Middle East traveler, an explorer and, above all, a writer, Freya Stark has, with an incomparably clear eye, looked toward the horizon of the past without ever losing sight of the present. Her books are route plans of a perceptive intelligence, traversing time and space with ease.' Saudi Aramco World.