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Bibil Identifier bibil:202920
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Roman Settlements in the Region of Northwest Jordan
Title (English, ) Archaeological Studies (Land-use and Landscape Development)
Author El-Khouri, Lamia
Series Alter Orient und Altes Testament (Volume: 353)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBB 3/353
Place 904 (35)
Publishing house Ugarit-Verlag
Place Münster
ISBN 978-3-86835-010-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 227 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Notes Contient un catalogue de sites romains de la région étudiée.
Abstract El-Khouri's manual provides the reader with a comprehensive catalogue of even the smallest remains of Roman settlements in Northwest Jordan (chapter 3), supplemented by on overview of the geographical and the historical background (chapter 1) and a survey of the archaeological landscape of the region (chapter 2).
Whereas previous studies of the Roman period in Northwest Jordan have concentrated mostly on urban sites, e.g. cities of the Decapolis , (...) less attention has been given to rural sites. In order to give a more balanced view of the nature of the Roman settlements as a whole and to put the Decapolis in their regional contexts it is important to study major as well as minor sites. (...) The data collected should be useful for creating regional maps to clarify the distribution of Roman settlements, the association between urban and rural settlements, and the type and size of each occupational site. (...) The strategic location of the region as a bridge between the two provinces of Egypt and Syria made it attractive for intensive occupation not only during the Roman period but during other historical periods as well. Several international trade routes passed through the region. Apart for the important urban centres, the region was densely populated by a rural agricultural population. (Presentation on the publishers' website)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (37 BCEE- 324 CE.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Decapolis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Syria : Archaeology : Roman Period
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