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Making Mesopotamia [electronic resource]: Geography and Empire in a Romano-Iranian Borderland

by Hamish Cameron
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Language
English
Series
Impact of Empire : Roman Empire, C. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476
ISBN
9789004388628 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004388635 (e-book)
Summary
"In Making Mesopotamia: Geography and Empire in a Romano-Iranian Borderland, Hamish Cameron examines the representation of the Mesopotamian Borderland in the geographical writing of Strabo, Pliny the Elder, Claudius Ptolemy, the anonymous Expositio Totius Mundi, and Ammianus Marcellinus. This inter-imperial borderland between the Roman Empire and the Arsacid and Sasanid Empires provided fertile ground for Roman geographical writers to articulate their ideas about space, boundaries, and imperial power. By examining these geographical descriptions, Hamish Cameron shows how each author constructed an image of Mesopotamia in keeping with the goals and context of their own work, while collectively creating a vision of Mesopotamia as a borderland space of movement, inter-imperial tension, and global engagement"--
Contents
  • Introducing the borderland
  • Knowing
  • Naming
  • Narrating
  • Moving
  • Carrying
  • Ruling
  • Epilogue: Connecting.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-355) and indexes.
Series Statement
Impact of empire : Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476, 1572-0500 ; volume 32
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