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Roman Arabia


The Roman province of Arabia occupied a crucial corner of the Mediterranean world, encompassing most of what is now Jordan, southern Syria, northwest Saudi Arabia, and the Negev. Mr. Bowersock's book is the first authoritative history of the region from the fourth century B.C. to the age of Constantine. The book opens with the arrival of the Nahataean Arabs in their magnificent capital at Petra and describes the growth of their hellenized culture based on trade in perfume and spices. It traces the transformation of the ...

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Roman Arabia
1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674777569

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1983, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674777552


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