At Empire's Edge : Exploring Rome's Egyptian Frontier. First Edition in dustjacket

By: JACKSON, Robert B.

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JACKSON, Robert B. At Empire's Edge : Exploring Rome's Egyptian Frontier. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 2002. First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxv,(1),1-350,(8). With many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, black paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Robert B. Jackson (b. 1961). "When Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire in 30 B.C. 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 engrossing book part history and part gazetteer focuses onRomes Egyptian frontier, describing the ancient fortresses, temples, settl ements, quarries, and aqueducts scattered throughout the region and conveying a vivid sense of what life was like for its inhabitants. Robert B. Jackson has journeyed, by jeep and on foot, to virtually every known Roman site in the area, from Siwa Oasis, forty-five 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, channeled thewealth of India and East Africa through the desert via ports on the Red Se a, 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. Elegantly written and illustrated with many handsome photographs, the book will be a treasured resource for archaeologists, classicists, and travelers to the region." - from the jacket. Part I. The Eastern Desert 1. The Hills of Smoke, Gebel Dokhan -- 2. Mons Claudianus -- 3. The Quarry Roads to the Nile -- 4. Ports on the Red Sea Coast -- 5. Desert Trade Routes. Part II. The Upper Nile Valley. 6. The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae; 7. Roman Nubia; Part III. The Western Desert- Overview of the Western Desert -- 8. The Great Oasis -- 9. The Small Oasis -- 10. Siwa Oasis. With notes, bibliography, and index. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

Title: At Empire's Edge : Exploring Rome's Egyptian Frontier. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: JACKSON, Robert B.

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Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2002, ISBN:0300088566:

Seller ID: 115429