Author: Jane Taylor

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1860645089

Category: History

Page: 224

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their continued, if unrecognized, survival as Christians and farmers under the Byzantine Empire and into the early years of Islam.
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Lost City of the Nabataeans

Author: Glenn Markoe

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810945371

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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For more than four centuries the ancient kingdom of Petra, with its magnificent temples and rock-cut tombs, flourished at the intersection of two major trade routes running from Syria to the Red Sea and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean. The Romans absorbed Petra into their empire in 106 A.D., and in 363 A.D. an earthquake left the city in ruins, forgotten in the West until European explorers rediscovered it in the 19th century. Today--largely as a result of the astonishing finds from ongoing archaeological excavations--this beautiful site has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Middle East. Petra Rediscovered brings us the discoveries from those excavations, in a spectacular volume that accompanies a major traveling exhibition on the history and art of this evocative ancient city. Vibrantly illustrated with on-site photography--most newly shot for this book--Petra Rediscovered presents the latest archaeological revelations and scholarly research on the city and the Nabataean people. Essays in lively prose by archaeologists who have worked at Petra and researched the art, objects, and inscriptions found there will fascinate history and archaeology buffs, art lovers, and travelers, who will be newly inspired to visit this spectacular site.
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A Climate of Creativity : Papers from a New York University Conference Marking the Retirement of Baruch A. Levine

Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128859

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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This volume brings together studies which relate to the interpenetration of Semitic and Greco-Roman traditions of papyrus writing in the antique Middle East.
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In 20 Bauten durch die Weltgeschichte

Author: Bernd Ingmar Gutberlet


ISBN: 3838709063

Category: History

Page: 317

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Die Chinesische Mauer, die Felsenstadt Petra, der Eiffelturm, Schloss Neuschwanstein und die Alhambra - sie alle sind ebenso außergewöhnlich wie weltbekannt, spektakuläre Weltwunder der Menschheitsgeschichte. Doch wer erbaute sie einst? Und zu welchem Zweck? Was ist ihre Geschichte und Bedeutung? Sind sie mehr als architektonische Überbleibsel ihrer Epoche? Bernd Ingmar Gutberlet stellt die zwanzig wichtigsten erhaltenen Bauten der Menschheitsgeschichte vor.
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Author: David Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472537742

Category: History

Page: 216

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During the Long Classical Millennium (fourth century BC to eighth century AD), Northwest Jordan was part of two worlds, looking west to the Mediterranean as well as east towards the Arabian desert. It was not only a collection of distinctive micro-regions but a 'virtual island', isolated by geography on all sides. Here one finds historical and archaeological data of an intensity and quality probably superior to that of any region in the Near East other than Israel. This book exploits some of that evidence to explain the character of an unusual region with a dense network of cities and an unexpected surge of settlement which reached a peak and extent not encountered again until the mid-twentieth century. It explores and develops some of the principal themes one may investigate for the region of Northwest Jordan, but which often apply to the Near East as a whole.
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An Essay on the Origins of the Modern World

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110747065X

Category: History

Page: 366

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Metals, Culture and Capitalism is an ambitious, broad-ranging account of the search for metals in Europe and the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution and the relationship between this and economic activity, socio-political structures and the development of capitalism. Continuing his criticism of Eurocentric traditions, a theme explored in The Theft of History (2007) and Renaissances (2009), Jack Goody takes the Bronze Age as a starting point for a balanced account of the East and the West, seeking commonalities that recent histories overlook. Considering the role of metals in relation to early cultures, the European Renaissance and 'modernity' in general, Goody explores how the search for metals entailed other forms of knowledge, as well as the arts, leading to changes that have defined Europe and the contemporary world. This landmark text, spanning centuries, cultures and continents, promises to inspire scholars and students across the social sciences.
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Author: David W. Baker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310571715

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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These three short prophetic books of the Old Testament each contain a dual message. On one hand are messages of impending judgment—for all peoples on the Day of the Lord, for an enemy of Israel, and for Israel herself. On the other hand are messages of great hope—of the pouring out of God’s Spirit, of restoration and renewal, and of a coming Messiah. Placing judgment and hope together in such a manner may seem paradoxical to a contemporary mindset. But the complete message of these prophets gives a fuller picture of God—who despises and rightly judges sin and rebellion, but who also lovingly invites people to return to him so that he might bestow his wonderful grace and blessings. It is a message no less timely today than when these books were first written, and David W. Baker skillfully bridges the centuries in helping believers today understand and apply it. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.
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A Brief History of Petra and Madain Saleh

Author: David W. Tschanz

Publisher: Medina Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780957023314

Category: History

Page: 212

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The Nabataeans were ancient peoples of Arabia, whose civilization was headquartered at Petra, 'the rose red city half as old as time'. Their loosely controlled trading network covered the borderland between Syria and Arabia, from the Euphrates to the Red Sea. Incredibly wealthy from trade, they were significant regional players. Herod Antipas, for example, was married to a Nabataean princess. The Roman emperor Trajan annexed the Nabataean kingdom in the beginning of the 2nd century ad. Their distinct culture, easily identified by their characteristic finely-potted painted ceramics, became dispersed in the general Greco-Roman culture and was eventually lost. "The book is not intended as a substitute for any of the commercially available guidebooks on Petra. Instead it is meant to help the reader understand the whys, wherefores and whens of these fascinating people," explains the author. "What I wanted was a book that would relate Petra and Madain Saleh to the Nabataeans' story in terms of present day scholarship. The problem with Nabataean history is that they left no records of their own and a lot of scholarly research is simply well informed educated guess work that has had to be revised several times." This new title will be published on the 200th anniversary of the first European to describe the historic Nabataean site of Petra by the Swiss traveller Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. What makes this book unique is that it will provide a popular and accessible account of the two major Nabataean sites: Petra in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as well as its important sister city of Madain Saleh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the author knows them intimately. This book will provide visitors to both the Saudi Arabian and Jordanian sites more substance than found in a guidebook of listings and pictures. It should also appeal to students and anyone with an interest in one of the last great puzzles of history.
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A Traveller's Guide: Includes Iznik, Bursa and Edirne

Author: Jane Taylor

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781845113346

Category: History

Page: 343

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Jane Taylor's guide to Istanbul provides historical summaries at the beginning of each chapter. It can be used both as a guidebook for visitors or as an informative read for armchair travellers. Previous ed.: London: I.B. Tauris, 1998.
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Discover Amazing Monuments to Civilization with 20 Projects

Author: Carmella Van Vleet

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619300664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the Pyramids of Egypt and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Through the centuries these treasures were known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Because all but the Egyptian pyramids have been lost to the ravages of time, a new list of seven wonders was established in 2007. These monuments, including Machu Picchu in Peru and the Great Wall of China, symbolize the creativity and ingenuity of human civilization. Seven Wonders of the World introduces kids ages 9–12 to the seven wonders on the original list and the seven wonders on the new list. Learning about these icons of world culture offers opportunities to discover amazing civilizations, technological innovations, and our shared world heritage. Sidebars, fun trivia, and entertaining illustrations break up the text, making it easily accessible and engaging, while hands-on projects encourage active learning.
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Textsammlung Mit Ubersetzungen Und Kommentaren. Bd. 3: Keilschriftliche Texte, Aramaische Texte, Armenische Texte, Arabische Texte, Chinesische Texte

Author: Ursula Hackl,Bruno Jacobs,Dieter Weber

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783525533888

Category: History

Page: 512

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English summary: The Parthian Empire existed from the end of the third century BC until the beginning of the third century AD and was ruled by the Iranian dynasty of the Arsacides. They expanded their territory from the east of the Caspian Sea to the Indian Ocean and the Euphrates River. The history of this important oriental kingdom was already described in antiquity in eight languages: Greek, Latin, Parthian, Cuneiform, Aramean, Arabian, Armenian and Chinese. These very different sources are first compiled, translated into German and compared according to scientific standards. German text. German description: Die Parner, Steppennomaden aus dem transkaspischen Raum, eroberten gegen Ende des 3. Jh. v.Chr. die seleukidische Satrapie Parthien im Sudosten des Kaspischen Meeres. Unter ihrer Konigsdynastie der Arsakiden eroberten sie nach und nach die seleukidischen Gebiete bis zum Indischen Ozean und bis zum Euphrat, der seit dem zweiten Viertes des 1. Jh. v.Chr. die Grenze zum Imperium Romanum bildete. 224 n.Chr. wurden sie von den persischen Sasaniden in der Herrschaft abgelost. Das Partherreich war vom Beginn seines Bestehens an durch sehr verschiedenartige Faktoren bestimmt, zum einen durch die im Gefolge der Eroberungen Alexanders d.Gr. von den Seleukiden ostlich des Euphrat angesiedelte griechische Kultur, andererseits durch die Traditionen der Volker, die seit langem auf parthischem Reichsterritorium lebten, z.B. Babylonier und Meder. Hinzu kamen die - meist feindlichen - Kontakte mit den aus Norden und Nordosten nachdrangenden Reitervolkern, die - teilweise ebenfalls konfliktreichen - wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Kontakte mit den benachbarten Volkern im Westen, insbesondere Juden, Syrern und Armeniern, sowie die langen und wechselvollen Beziehungen zu den Romern, wo sich Bundnisse und Kriege zwischen den beiden Grossmachten abwechselten. Die Quellen zu den Parthern sind daher vielschichtig und vielsprachig und nur durch eine differenzierte interdisziplinare Bearbeitung zu erschliessen. In den vorliegenden drei Banden werden diese Quellenkomplexe erstmals durch eine Zusammenstellung und deutsche Ubersetzung moglichst aller einschlagigen Texte verfugbar gemacht. Daruber hinaus werden durch die Kommentierung und ausgewogene Zusammenfuhrung der unterschiedlichen Zeugnisse die Ablaufe der Geschichte des Partherreiches, seine bisher noch weitgehend ungeklarte innere Struktur sowie die wirtschafts-, sozial- und kulturgeschichtlichen Gegebenheiten genauer beschrieben, als dies bisher moglich war. Mit Beitragen von Barbara Bock, Uta Golze, Daniel Keller, Gudrun Schubert, Kerstin Storm, Lukas Thommen, Giusto Traina und Markus Zehnder.
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Historischer Roman

Author: Vanora Bennett

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104002592

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Schimmernd wie Seide - prachtvoll wie Brokat! Mitten in den englischen Rosenkriegen erlernt die junge Isabel Lambert die Kunst des Seidenhandels. Sie entwickelt einen wagemutigen Plan: sie will das italienische Monopol brechen und Englands erste eigene Seidenweberei gründen. Dafür braucht sie einen machtvollen Förderer. Ein gefährliches Spiel beginnt, denn Isabel bittet Richard, den Herzog von Gloucester und Bruder des Königs, um Unterstützung. Aus ihrer geheimen Abmachung wird eine heimliche Liebe. Während alle Welt Richard als düsteren Intriganten ansieht, erlebt Isabel ihn als Kämpfer für Gerechtigkeit. Aber ihre Liebe wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Um König Richard III. zu werden, muss dieser einer Prinzessin den Hof machen – und Isabel soll sie in Seide kleiden...
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eine historisch-kritische Rekonstruktion anhand zeitgenössischer Quellen

Author: Karl-Heinz Ohlig

Publisher: Verlag Hans Schiler

ISBN: 3899300904

Category: Islam

Page: 666

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Lost City of the Ancient World

Author: Christian Auge,Jean-Marie Dentzer

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810928961

Category: Art

Page: 127

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"Petra's mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Recent excavations by the archaeologists Jean-Marie Dentzer and Christian Auge provide new information about this city, unique in history."--BOOK JACKET.
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Volume 2 of the International Conference, The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans, Held at the British Museum, 17-19 April 2001

Author: Konstantinos D. Politis

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515088169

Category: History

Page: 392

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Contents: Konstantinos D. Politis: Prologue; Norman Lewis: The Rediscovery of Petra, 1807-1818; Robert Wenning: The Nabataeans in History (Before AD 106); John F. Healey: Nabataeans Inscriptions: Language and Script; John R. Bartlett: Nabataean Religion; Joseph Patrich: Nabataean Art between East and West: A methodical Assessment; Laurent Tholbecq: Nabataean Monumental Architecture; Bernhard Kolb: Nabataean Dwellings: Domestic Architecture and Interior Decoration; David Graf: Nabataeans under Roman Rule (After AD 106); Konstantinos D. Politis: Nabataean Cultural Continuity into the Byzantine Period; Fazwi Zayadine: The Spice Trade from South Arabia and India to Nabataea and Palestine; John P. Oleson: Nabataean Water Supply, Irrigation and Agriculture; Jacqueline Studer: Animal Exploitation in the Nabataean World; Peter J. Parr: The Urban Development of Petra; Hero Granger-Taylor: Textiles of the Graeco-Roman Period from the Dead Sea Region; Stephan G. Schmid: Nabataean Fine-ware Pottery; James R. B. Mason: Experimenting the Manufacture of Nabataean Fine-ware Pottery; Julian M. C. Bowsher: Monetary Interchange in Nabataean Petra; Steven Rosen: The Nabataeans as Pastoral Nomads. An Archaeological Perspective; Zaki Aslan: The Cultural and Heritage Management of Petra; Glen W. Bowersock: Conclusion.
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eine Liebe, die alle Unterschiede überwindet

Author: Marguerite Van Geldermalsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442367795


Page: 381

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiquities

Page: N.A

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