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Author Smith, Andrew M. (Andrew Michael), 1967-

Title Roman Palmyra : identity, community, and state formation / Andrew M. Smith II
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Framing the narrative -- Tribes and tribalism -- The growth of community -- Mapping social identities -- The civic institutions of Palmyra -- The Palmyrene diaspora -- The Palmyrene Empire : a crisis of identity -- Retrospect and broader implications
Summary In social, economic, and cultural terms, the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire was vastly complex, which has fueled considerable debate among scholars concerning the nature of the interactions between Romans and natives in the Near East. Through a detailed analysis of Palmyrene identity and community formation, Andrew M. Smith II presents a social and political history of Roman Palmyra, the oasis city situated deep in the Syrian Desert midway between Damascus and the Euphrates river
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Social change -- Syria -- Tadmur -- History -- To 1500
Identity (Psychology) -- Syria -- Tadmur -- History -- To 1500
Group identity -- Syria -- Tadmur -- History -- To 1500
Community life -- Syria -- Tadmur -- History -- To 1500
Nationalism -- Syria -- Tadmur -- History -- To 1500
Political culture -- Syria -- Tadmur -- History -- To 1500
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Community life
Group identity
Identity (Psychology)
Political culture
Politics and government
Social change
Social conditions
SUBJECT Tadmur (Syria) -- History
Tadmur (Syria) -- Social conditions
Tadmur (Syria) -- Politics and government
Subject Syria -- Tadmur
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012014062
ISBN 9780199861118