Inside and out : interactions between Rome and the peoples on the Arabian and Egyptian frontiers in Late Antiquity / edited by Jitse H.F. Dijkstra & Greg Fisher.
Contributor(s): Dijkstra, Jitse H. F | Fisher, GregSeries: Late antique history and religion ; v. 8Publisher: Leuven : Peeters, 2014.Description: xviii, 481 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9789042931244Subject(s): Arabian Peninsula -- Relations | Egypt -- Relations | Rome -- Relations
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Addresses presented in a workshop at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, 11-13 October 2012.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
General introduction / Jitse H. F. Dijkstra, Greg Fisher -- The peoples beyond the Arabian frontier in Late Antiquity: recent epigraphic discoveries and latest advances / Christian Julien Robin -- The meeting of the Twain : tribe and state / Philip Carl Salzman -- Desert and river : consumption and colonial entanglements in Roman and Late Antique Nubia / Stuart Tyson Smith -- Rome's relations with the Arab/indigenous people in the First-Third Centuries / Ariel S. Lewin -- 'Romans go home'? Rome and other 'outsiders' as viewed from the Syro-Arabian desert / Michael C. A. Macdonald -- Payrological evidence on 'Barbarians' in the Egyptian Eastern desert / Hélène Cuvigny -- The 'Barbarian' names on the Third-Century ostraka from Xeron / Helmut Satzinger -- Arabs, outsiders, and stereotypes from Ammianus Marcellinus to Theophylact Simocatta / Conor Whately -- Writing the histories of Romans and Arabs in the Fifth-Century Roman east / Hugh Elton -- Procopius and Roman imperial policy in the Arabian and Egyptian frontier zones / Geoffrey Greatrex -- Insider and outsider sources : historiograahical reflections on Late Antique Arabia / Robert G. Hoyland -- State and tribe in Late Antique Arabia : a comparative view / greg Fisher -- 'I, Silko, came to Tamis and Taphis' : interactions between the peoples beyond the Egyptian frontier and Rome in Late Antiquity / Jitse H. F. Dijkstra -- Reconstructing the social and cultural history of the Aksumite Kingdom : some methodological reflections / Pierluigi Piovanelli -- Christianity and the Arabs in the Sixth Century / Philip Wood -- Ethiopian Apocalyptic and the end of Roman rule : the reception of Chalcedon in Aksum and the Kebra Nagast / George Bevan -- Consolidating the conquest : Arab-Muslim rule in Syria and the Jazirah, 630-775 CE / R. Stephen Humphreys -- Creating Christian Nubia : processes and events on the Egyptian frontier / David N. Edwards.
In recent years, exciting new discoveries of inscriptions and archaeological remains on the Arabian Peninsula have led to a re-evaluation of the peoples on the Arabian frontier, which through their extensive contacts with Rome and Persia are now seen as dynamic participants in the Late Antique world. The present volume contributes to this recent trend by focusing on the contrast between the 'outside' sources on the peoples of the frontier - the Roman view - and the 'inside' sources, that is, the precious material produced by the Arabs themselves, and by approaching these sources within an anthropological framework of how peripheral peoples face larger powers. For the first time, the situation on the Arabian frontier is also compared with that on the southern Egyptian frontier, where similar sources have been found of peoples such as the Blemmyes and Noubades. Thus, the volume offers a richly-documented examination of the frontier interactions in these two vibrant and critically-important areas of the Late Antique East - Publisher's website.