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At empire's edge : exploring Rome's Egyptian frontier, Robert B. Jackson

Label
At empire's edge : exploring Rome's Egyptian frontier
Title
At empire's edge
Title remainder
exploring Rome's Egyptian frontier
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire in 30 BC after the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, its vast and mysterious frontier lands had an important impact on the commerce, politics and culture of the empire. This account - part history and part gazetteer -focuses on Rome's Egyptian frontier, describing the ancient fortresses, temples, settlements, quarries and aqueducts scattered throughout the region and conveying a sense of what life was like for its inhabitants. Robert Jackson has journeyed, by jeep and on foot, to virtually every known Roman site in the area, from Siwa Oasis, 45 kilometers from the modern Libyan border, to the Sudan. Drawing on both archaeological and historical information, he discusses these sites, explaining how Rome extracted exotic stone and precious metals from the mountains of the Eastern Desert, channelled the wealth of India and East Africa through the desert via ports on the Red Sea, constructed and manned fortresses in the distant oases of the Western Desert, and facilitated the expansion of agricultural communities in the desert that eventually experienced the earliest large-scale conversions to Christianity in Egypt. Illustrated with many photographs, the volume should be useful to archaeologists, classicists, and travellers to the region
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Robert B.
Dewey number
932/.022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.J28 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romans
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Boundaries
  • Classical antiquities
  • Romans
  • Egypt
  • Grensgebieden
  • Romeinse oudheid
Label
At empire's edge : exploring Rome's Egyptian frontier, Robert B. Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Part One. The Eastern Desert""; ""I. The Hills of Smoke, Gebel Dokhan""; ""II. Mons Claudianus""; ""III. The Quarry Roads to the Nile""; ""IV. Ports on the Red Sea Coast""; ""V. Desert Trade Routes""; ""Part Two. The Upper Nile Valley""; ""VI. The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae""; ""VII. Roman Nubia""; ""Part Three. The Western Desert""; ""Overview of the Western Desert""; ""VIII. The Great Oasis""; ""IX. The Small Oasis""; ""X. Siwa Oasis""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""
Control code
191930788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt110tm3
  • f42dc801-6ca5-46f8-8ce3-bd620bb91e4b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191930788
Label
At empire's edge : exploring Rome's Egyptian frontier, Robert B. Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Part One. The Eastern Desert""; ""I. The Hills of Smoke, Gebel Dokhan""; ""II. Mons Claudianus""; ""III. The Quarry Roads to the Nile""; ""IV. Ports on the Red Sea Coast""; ""V. Desert Trade Routes""; ""Part Two. The Upper Nile Valley""; ""VI. The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae""; ""VII. Roman Nubia""; ""Part Three. The Western Desert""; ""Overview of the Western Desert""; ""VIII. The Great Oasis""; ""IX. The Small Oasis""; ""X. Siwa Oasis""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""
Control code
191930788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt110tm3
  • f42dc801-6ca5-46f8-8ce3-bd620bb91e4b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191930788

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