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Antioch : a history / Andrea U. De Giorgi and Asa Eger.

By: De Giorgi, Andrea U [author.]Contributor(s): Eger, A. Asa [author.]Series: Cities of the ancient worldPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138845244; 9780367633042Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Turkey -- Antioch | Antioch (Turkey) -- History | Antioch (Turkey) -- AntiquitiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: AntiochDDC classification: 956.4/8 LOC classification: DS99.A6 | D43 2021
Contents:
The Eagle of Zeus Arrives (303 BCE-64 BCE) -- Orientis Apex Pulcher : The Roman "Beautiful Crown of the East" in the making (64 BCE 192CE) -- From Capital to Crisis : Antioch in the Late Roman Empire (193-458 CE) -- Theoupolis, the City of God (458-638) -- Anṭākiya, Mother of the Frontier (638-969) -- The Byzantine Duchy of Antioch (969-1085) -- The Saljūqs : An Interlude (1084-1098) -- The Crusader Principality of Antioch (1098-1268) -- A Mamlūk Entrepot (1268-1516) -- Ottoman Antakya (1516-1918) -- A Frontier Town Once More (1920-2020)
Summary: "This is a complete history of Antioch, one of the most significant major cities of the eastern Mediterranean and a crossroads for the Silk Road, from its foundation by the Seleucids, through Roman rule, the rise of Christianity, Islamic and Byzantine conquests, to the Crusades and beyond. Antioch has typically been treated as a city whose classical glory faded permanently amid a series of natural disasters and foreign invasions in the sixth and seventh centuries C.E. Such studies have obstructed the view of Antioch's fascinating urban transformations from classical to medieval to modern city and the processes behind these. Through its comprehensive blend of textual sources and new archaeological data reanalyzed from Princeton's 1930s excavations and recent discoveries, this book offers unprecedented insights into the complete history of Antioch, recreating the lives of the people who lived in it and focusing on the factors that affected them during the evolution of its remarkable cityscape. While Antioch's built environment is central, the book also utilizes landscape archaeological work to consider the city in relation to its hinterland, and numismatic evidence to explore its economics. The outmoded portrait of Antioch as a sadly perished classical city par excellence gives way to one in which it shines as brightly in its medieval Islamic, Byzantine, and Crusader incarnations. Antioch: A History offers a new portal to researching this long-lasting city and is also suitable for a wide variety of teaching needs, both undergraduate and graduate, in the fields of Classics, History, Urban Studies, Archaeology, Silk Road Studies, and Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies. Just as important, its clarity makes it attractive for, and accessible to, a general readership outside the framework of formal instruction"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Eagle of Zeus Arrives (303 BCE-64 BCE) -- Orientis Apex Pulcher : The Roman "Beautiful Crown of the East" in the making (64 BCE 192CE) -- From Capital to Crisis : Antioch in the Late Roman Empire (193-458 CE) -- Theoupolis, the City of God (458-638) -- Anṭākiya, Mother of the Frontier (638-969) -- The Byzantine Duchy of Antioch (969-1085) -- The Saljūqs : An Interlude (1084-1098) -- The Crusader Principality of Antioch (1098-1268) -- A Mamlūk Entrepot (1268-1516) -- Ottoman Antakya (1516-1918) -- A Frontier Town Once More (1920-2020)

"This is a complete history of Antioch, one of the most significant major cities of the eastern Mediterranean and a crossroads for the Silk Road, from its foundation by the Seleucids, through Roman rule, the rise of Christianity, Islamic and Byzantine conquests, to the Crusades and beyond. Antioch has typically been treated as a city whose classical glory faded permanently amid a series of natural disasters and foreign invasions in the sixth and seventh centuries C.E. Such studies have obstructed the view of Antioch's fascinating urban transformations from classical to medieval to modern city and the processes behind these. Through its comprehensive blend of textual sources and new archaeological data reanalyzed from Princeton's 1930s excavations and recent discoveries, this book offers unprecedented insights into the complete history of Antioch, recreating the lives of the people who lived in it and focusing on the factors that affected them during the evolution of its remarkable cityscape. While Antioch's built environment is central, the book also utilizes landscape archaeological work to consider the city in relation to its hinterland, and numismatic evidence to explore its economics. The outmoded portrait of Antioch as a sadly perished classical city par excellence gives way to one in which it shines as brightly in its medieval Islamic, Byzantine, and Crusader incarnations. Antioch: A History offers a new portal to researching this long-lasting city and is also suitable for a wide variety of teaching needs, both undergraduate and graduate, in the fields of Classics, History, Urban Studies, Archaeology, Silk Road Studies, and Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies. Just as important, its clarity makes it attractive for, and accessible to, a general readership outside the framework of formal instruction"-- Provided by publisher.

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