Ancient Syria : a three thousand year history / Trevor Bryce.Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014Edition: First editionDescription: xiv, 379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199646678; 0199646678Subject(s): Syria -- History -- 333 B.C.-634 A.D | Syria -- AntiquitiesDDC classification: 932-933 LOC classification: DS96.2 | .B79 2014Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-367) and index.
The Bronze Ages -- From the Iron Age to the Macedonian Conquest -- Syria under Seleucid rule -- Syria under Roman rule -- The rise and fall of Palmyra.
Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what came before: the peoples, cities, and kingdoms that arose, flourished, declined, and disappeared in the lands that now constitute Syria, from the time of the region's earliest written records in the third millennium BC, right through the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century AD.