In the land of a thousand gods : a history of Asia Minor in the ancient world / Christian Marek ; in collaboration with Peter Frei ; translated by Steven Rendall.

Author
Other titles
  • Geschichte Kleinasiens in der Antike. English
Published
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press 2016
Physical description
xix, 797 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 9780691159799
  • 0691159793
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-725) and indexes.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • "First published in German under the title Geschichte Kleinasiens in der Antike, by Christian Marek, © Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, München 2010."
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Jul 2021)
Contents
  • Introduction: Anatolia between east and west -- Modern fieldwork in Asia Minor -- From prehistory to the oldest written culture -- The late Bronze and Iron Age -- The western Persian Empire and the world of the Greeks in Asia Minor (547/546 to 333 BCE) -- Monarchies, vassals, and cities from Alexander's Empire to the Pax Romana (331 BCE to 31 BCE) -- Imperium Romanum: the provinces from Augustus to Aurelian -- Asia Minor and imperial administration under the principate -- Economic, socio-political, and cultural conditions in the provinces of the Imperial Period -- Epilogue and outlook.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • German

Summary

  • A monumental history of Asia Minor from the Stone Age to the Roman EmpireIn this critically acclaimed book, Christian Marek masterfully provides the first comprehensive history of Asia Minor from prehistory to the Roman imperial period. Blending rich narrative with in-depth analyses, In the Land of a Thousand Gods shows Asia Minor's shifting orientation between East and West and its role as both a melting pot of nations and a bridge for cultural transmission. Marek employs ancient sources to illuminate civic institutions, urban and rural society, agriculture, trade and money, the influential Greek writers of the Second Sophistic, the notoriously bloody exhibitions of the gladiatorial arena, and more. He draws on the latest research-in fields ranging from demography and economics to architecture and religion-to describe how Asia Minor became a center of culture and wealth in the Roman Empire. A breathtaking work of scholarship, In the Land of a Thousand Gods will become the standard reference book on the subject in English.

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Birkbeck, University of London Library: Contact the Library 939.2 MAR
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