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Author Palermo, Rocco, author

Title On the edge of empires : North Mesopotamia during the Roman period (2nd-4th c. CE) / Rocco Palermo
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series Studies in the history of the ancient Near East
Studies in the history of the ancient Near East.
Contents Rome shifts eastwards: empires, hegemony, and frontiers -- From the Anatolian plateau to the steppe: geography and climate of North Mesopotamia -- From Trajan to Jovian: conquest, organisation and loss of a borderland -- Empires and the cities: urban areas and rural landscapes -- Minor settlements, forts, and camps: exploring the Roman frontier in the Syrian-Iraqi steppe -- Imperial impact on a small scale: the site of Tell Barri between the 2nd and 4th c. CE -- Landscape(s) and the empires: survey data for Roman period Mesopotamia -- Mobility, strategy, and the empires: the Peutinger map and the route system in North Mesopotamia -- Across the edges: Arabs and nomads in Roman period Mesopotamia -- Rome and the steppe: conclusions
Summary "In antiquity, North Mesopotamia was the centre of the confrontation between different imperial entities. Rome, the Parthians, the Sasanians and the nomads of the region were all agents of a complex series of dynamics that impacted on the area: Rome found the most serious threat to its territorial control in the East in these lands, and the political turmoil of the region also affected daily life. This volume explores this mixed culture, unique in the Roman territories, combining literary and historical, and archaeological and environmental evidence in order to explore this important frontier between east and west"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Rocco Palermo is a Researcher at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He has carried out fieldwork in Italy, Syria, and Jordan, and he is currently involved in two different projects in Northern Iraq with the University of Udine, Italy, and Harvard University, USA. He is currently working on a book on the landscape and settlements of Hellenistic period Mesopotamia
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Subject Borderlands -- Rome -- History.
Cultural pluralism -- Iraq -- History.
Culture conflict -- Iraq -- History.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Iraq -- History.
Romans -- Iraq -- History.
Iran -- Relations -- Rome.
Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634.
Rome -- Boundaries -- History.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Rome -- Relations -- Iran.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018052495
ISBN 1315648253
9781315648255 (electronic bk.)
9781317300441 (mobi/kindle)
9781317300458 ( epub)
9781317300465 (web pdf)
(hardback : alk. paper)