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The Resource Palmyra : a history, Michael Sommer

Palmyra : a history, Michael Sommer

Label
Palmyra : a history
Title
Palmyra
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sommer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Palmyra: A History examines Palmyra, the city in the Syrian oasis of Tadmur, from its beginnings in the Bronze Age, through the classical period and its discovery and excavation, to the present day. It aims at reconstructing Palmyra's past from literary accounts '" classical and post-classical '" as well as material evidence of all kinds: inscriptions, coins, art and of course the remains of Palmyra's monumental architecture.After exploring the earliest inhabitation of Tadmur, the volume moves through the Persian and Hellenistic periods, to the city's zenith under Rome, when of all cities in the Roman empire, Palmyra was exceptional because it became a political factor in its own right when, in the 3rdcentury AD, the Roman military was overpowered by Sassanian invaders and Palmyrene troops stepped in. The assessment of Palmyra under Rome therefore considers how Palmyra could achieve such an exceptional role in the Roman Near East, before its demise under the Umayyad empire. The volume also examines the century-long history of archaeological and historical research at Palmyra, from its beginnings under Ottoman rule and the French mandate in the 1920s to the recent satellite based prospection carried out by German archaeologists. A closing chapter examines the occupation of the site by ISIS during the Syrian conflict, and the implications of the destruction there on the ruins, the archaeological finds and future investigations, and heritage in Syria more broadly. Palmyra offers academics, students and the interested reader alike the first full treatment in English of this fascinating site, providing a comprehensive account of the city's origins, rise, and fall."--Provided by publisher
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FlBoTFG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Sommer, Michael
Dewey number
939.432
Index
index present
LC call number
DS99.P17
LC item number
S66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Tadmur (Syria)
Label
Palmyra : a history, Michael Sommer
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Avenues to Palmyra -- Palmyra before the Palmyrenes -- From Akkad to Antioch: Syria, the great powers and the rise of a world-system -- Privata sorte inter duo imperia: Palmyra between Rome and Parthia -- In the wake of the empire -- Palmyra's war and peace -- Claiming the empire -- Palmyra: aspects, perspectives -- Palmyra after the Palmyrenes -- The end of civilization: Palmyra's second downfall in the Syrian Civil War
Control code
9781315122397
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351347143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.4324/9781315122397
System control number
(OCoLC)1007496393
Label
Palmyra : a history, Michael Sommer
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Avenues to Palmyra -- Palmyra before the Palmyrenes -- From Akkad to Antioch: Syria, the great powers and the rise of a world-system -- Privata sorte inter duo imperia: Palmyra between Rome and Parthia -- In the wake of the empire -- Palmyra's war and peace -- Claiming the empire -- Palmyra: aspects, perspectives -- Palmyra after the Palmyrenes -- The end of civilization: Palmyra's second downfall in the Syrian Civil War
Control code
9781315122397
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351347143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.4324/9781315122397
System control number
(OCoLC)1007496393

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