Item Details

Dura-Europos

J.A. Baird
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Language
English
Series
Archaeological Histories
Archaelogical Histories
ISBN
9781472522115, 1472522117, 9781472530875, 147253087X, 9781472523655, 9781472526731
Summary
"Dura-Europos on the Syrian Euphrates was the subject of extensive excavations in the 1920s and 30s by French and American archaeologists, and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Near East. A Seleucid, Parthian, and Roman site, its place between East and West is a vexed question in both the ancient and modern worlds. The site was home to at least nineteen sanctuaries, amongst them a Synagogue and Christian building, and from inscriptions, parchments, and graffiti many languages are attested, including Greek, Latin, Persian, Palmyrene, and Hebrew. This book provides an overview of the site and its history, situating Dura-Europos in its geographical, historical, and intellectual contexts, tracing the story of the site and its afterlives in scholarly and popular perceptions. Based on the author's work excavating at the site with the Mission Franco-Syrienne d'Europos-Doura and extensive archival research, the volume draws together threads of Dura-Europos' legacy and significance, and discusses how the multicultural, religiously plural and polyglot site has been recovered and shaped by archaeology"--
Contents
  • The excavation of Dura-Europos
  • The site of Dura-Europos
  • The archaeological archive of Dura-Europos
  • The texts of Dura-Europos
  • The buildings of Dura-Europos
  • The material culture and art of Dura-Europos.
Description
xvi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index.
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