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    DescriptionThe region of Rough Cilicia (modern area the south-western coastal area of Turkey), known in antiquity as Cilicia Tracheia, constitutes the western part of the larger area of Cilicia. It is characterised by the ruggedness of its territory and the protection afforded by the high mountains combined with the rugged seacoast fostered the prolific piracy that developed in the late Hellenistic period, bringing much notoriety to the area. It was also known as a source of timber, primarily for shipbuilding. The twenty-two papers presented here give a useful overview on current research on Rough Cilicia, from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine period, with a variety of methods, from surveys to excavations. The first two articles (Ya c, Jasink and Bombardieri), deal with the Bronze and Iron Ages, and refer to the questions of colonisation, influences, and relations. The following four articles (Tempesta, de Souza, Tomaschitz, Rauh et al.) concern the pirates of Cilicia and Isauria who were a big problem, not only for the region but throughout the Mediterranean and Aegean during the late Hellenistic and especially Roman periods. Approaching the subject of Roman Architecture, Borgia recalls Antiochus IV of Commagene, a king with good relations to Rome. Six papers (Spanu, Townsend, Giobbe, Hoff, Winterstein, and Wandsnider) publish work on Roman architecture: architectural decoration, council houses, Roman temples, bath architecture, cenotaph, and public buildings. Ceramics is not neglected and Lund provides a special emphasis on ceramics to demonstrate how pottery can be used as evidence for connections between Rough Cilicia and northwestern Cyprus. Six contributions (Varinliog(lu, Ferrazzoli, Jackson, Elton, Canevello and Ozy?ld?r?m, Honey) deal with the Early Christian and Byzantine periods and cover rural habitat, trade, the Kilise Tepe settlement, late Roman churches, Seleucia, and the miracles of Thekla. The final article (Huber) gives insight into methods applied to the study of architectural monuments."


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    Title
    Rough Cilicia
    Subtitle
    New Historical and Archaeological Approaches
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael C. Hoff, Edited by Rhys F. Townsend
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842175187
    ISBN 10: 1842175181
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 36
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3F, 1DVT, 3B
    DC22: 939.35, 939/.35
    DC23: 939.35
    LC classification: DS156.C5 R68 2013
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    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    260 col illus.
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    16 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford