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Rome in the East 1st edition

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Rome in the East; the transformation of an empire by Warwick Bell. 1st edition published by Routledge 2000. Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition.

In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail.

This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal form in the story of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's legendary foundation by Aeneas and the Trojan heroes as the New Troy, through the installation of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual foundation of the new Rome by a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome eventually ditched Europe to the barbarians.

Rome in the East overturns the received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture. Newly available in paperback, and illustrated with almost 300 photographs, plans and drawings, its accessible and comprehensive approach makes it an ideal resource for both the academic and general reader.

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Author(s):
Ball W
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
24x16x3cm
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0415113768
ISBN-13:
9780415113762
Number of pages:
523
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Rome in the East

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Rome in the East; the transformation of an empire by Warwick Bell. 1st edition published by Routledge 2000. Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition.

In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail.

This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal form in the story of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's legendary foundation by Aeneas and the Trojan heroes as the New Troy, through the installation of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual foundation of the new Rome by a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome eventually ditched Europe to the barbarians.

Rome in the East overturns the received wisdom about Rome as the bastion of European culture. Newly available in paperback, and illustrated with almost 300 photographs, plans and drawings, its accessible and comprehensive approach makes it an ideal resource for both the academic and general reader.

Author(s):
Ball W
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
24x16x3cm
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0415113768
ISBN-13:
9780415113762
Number of pages:
523
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Rome in the East

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