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Caesarea Philippi - Banias, The Lost City of Pan

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Caesarea Philippi, Banias, The Lost City of Pan - John Francis Wilson
London: I.B. Taurus & Co Ltd. First edition, 2004. pp 262

Fine, as-new condition. Immaculate glossy dust jacket illustrated with image of Pan. Black cloth boards with gold titles to spine.
Unread text block. 51 plates, mostly on colour, show the geography and artifacts of the ancient site.

Sometime in 1997 the ancient city of Banias passed its 2000th anniversary, yet there was no celebration. John Francis Wilson brings us the story of Banias, or ancient Caesarea Philippi, the city that sat at the source of the Jordan River in what are now known as the Golan Heights region. In doing so he brings to life a city whose history is a microcosm of that of the Middle East itself.;Banias' story starts in Canaanite times.;Under Herod Phillip( died AD 34)it became Caesarea Philippi and was a focal point for the cult of the god Pan throughout the Roman period. With the accession of the Christian Emperor Constantine its pagan heritage brought it into conflict with emerging Christianity. In the following centuries came Arab conquest, the Crusades, neglect and decay, rediscovery in the 19th century by European travellers and finally its destruction in the Six Days War after being occupied by Israeli forces.

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Author(s):
Wilson, John Francis
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As new
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Hardback
ISBN-10:
1850434409
ISBN-13:
9781850434405
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris
Title:
Caesarea Philippi, Banias, The Lost City of Pan

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Caesarea Philippi, Banias, The Lost City of Pan - John Francis Wilson
London: I.B. Taurus & Co Ltd. First edition, 2004. pp 262

Fine, as-new condition. Immaculate glossy dust jacket illustrated with image of Pan. Black cloth boards with gold titles to spine.
Unread text block. 51 plates, mostly on colour, show the geography and artifacts of the ancient site.

Sometime in 1997 the ancient city of Banias passed its 2000th anniversary, yet there was no celebration. John Francis Wilson brings us the story of Banias, or ancient Caesarea Philippi, the city that sat at the source of the Jordan River in what are now known as the Golan Heights region. In doing so he brings to life a city whose history is a microcosm of that of the Middle East itself.;Banias' story starts in Canaanite times.;Under Herod Phillip( died AD 34)it became Caesarea Philippi and was a focal point for the cult of the god Pan throughout the Roman period. With the accession of the Christian Emperor Constantine its pagan heritage brought it into conflict with emerging Christianity. In the following centuries came Arab conquest, the Crusades, neglect and decay, rediscovery in the 19th century by European travellers and finally its destruction in the Six Days War after being occupied by Israeli forces.

Author(s):
Wilson, John Francis
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1850434409
ISBN-13:
9781850434405
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris
Title:
Caesarea Philippi, Banias, The Lost City of Pan

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