Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History by Trevor Bryce PDF

By Trevor Bryce

ISBN-10: 0191002925

ISBN-13: 9780191002922

Syria has lengthy been the most trouble-prone and politically unstable areas of the close to and heart jap international. This ebook seems to be again past the concerns of the current to inform the 3000-year tale of what got here sooner than: the peoples, towns, and kingdoms that arose, flourished, declined, and disappeared within the lands that now represent Syria, from the time of the region's earliest written documents within the 3rd millennium BC, all the way through to the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian within the early 4th century advert. around the centuries, from the Bronze Age to Imperial Rome, we come across an unlimited array of characters and civilizations, enlivening, enriching, and besmirching the annals of Syrian historical past: Hittite and Assyrian nice Kings; Egyptian pharaohs; Amorite robber-barons; the biblically infamous Nebuchadnezzar; Persia's Cyrus the nice and Macedon's Alexander the nice; the rulers of the Seleucid empire; and an collection of Rome's such a lot wonderful and such a lot notorious emperors. All swept throughout theplains of Syria sooner or later in her lengthy background. All contributed, in a single means or one other, to Syria's certain, specific personality, as they imposed themselves upon it, fought each other inside of it, or pillaged their manner via it. yet this isn't only a background of invasion and oppression. Syria had nice rulers of her personal, native-born Syrian luminaries, occasionally showing as neighborhood champions who sought to disencumber their lands from overseas despots, occasionally as crafty, self-seeking manipulators of squabbles among their overlords. They culminate with Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, whose existence offers a becoming grand finale to the 1st 3 millennia of this old civilization. And but the lengthy tale of Syria does notend with the mysterious destiny of Queen Zenobia. the belief appears to be like ahead to the Muslim conquest within the seventh century advert: in lots of methods the hole bankruptcy within the both advanced and infrequently background of recent Syria.

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