From Hellenism to Islam: Cultural and Linguistic Change in the Roman Near East

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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781107403956, ISBN10 1107403952

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The eight hundred years between the first Roman conquests and the conquest of Islam saw a rich, constantly shifting blend of languages and writing systems, legal structures, religious practices and beliefs in the Near East. While the different ethnic groups and cultural forms often clashed with each other, adaptation was as much a characteristic of the region as conflict. This 2009 volume, emphasizing the inscriptions in many languages from the Near East, brings together mutually informative studies by scholars in diverse fields. Together, they reveal how the different languages, peoples and cultures interacted, competed with, tried to ignore or were influenced by each other, and how their relationships evolved over time. It will be of great value to those interested in Greek and Roman history, Jewish history and Near Eastern studies.

About this item

The eight hundred years between the first Roman conquests and the conquest of Islam saw a rich, constantly shifting blend of languages and writing systems, legal structures, religious practices and beliefs in the Near East. While the different ethnic groups and cultural forms often clashed with each other, adaptation was as much a characteristic of the region as conflict. This 2009 volume, emphasizing the inscriptions in many languages from the Near East, brings together mutually informative studies by scholars in diverse fields. Together, they reveal how the different languages, peoples and cultures interacted, competed with, tried to ignore or were influenced by each other, and how their relationships evolved over time. It will be of great value to those interested in Greek and Roman history, Jewish history and Near Eastern studies.

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Contributed by: Cotton, Hannah M.
Contributed by: Hoyland, Robert G.
Contributed by: Price, Jonathan J.
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9781107403956
ISBN-10: 1107403952
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 481
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.0 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 9781107403956
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