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The Historical Geography of Asia Minor

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108014533

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  • The archaeologist and New Testament scholar William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) first published The Historical Geography of Asia Minor in 1890, pioneering the study of classical topography. The book, based on his extensive fieldwork, is split into two parts. Part 1 examines the trade routes and road systems - both Roman and Byzantine - of Asia Minor. It discusses Hellenism and Orientalism and assesses the reliability of ancient topographical accounts of the area, including the Peutinger Table, the itineraries and a number of Ptolemy's geographical comments. Part 2 examines the political divisions of Asia Minor into cities and bishoprics. A number of maps and tables are included. Ramsay's authoritative survey opened up the historical study of the geography and topography of Asia Minor in many disciplines. His work has been used widely by archaeologists, classicists, and New Testament scholars. Still not fully superseded, it remains a key text in historical geography.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108014533
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 6 maps 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Prolegomena
    Part I. General Principles:
    1. Hellenism and Orientalism
    2. The 'Royal Road'
    3. Beginning of the trade route
    4. The eastern trade route
    5. The Roman roads in Asia Minor
    6. The value of the Peutinger table, Ptolemy, and the Itineraries, as geographical authorities
    7. The Byzantine roads
    8. Change of site
    Part II. A Sketch of the Historical Geography of the Various Provinces: Introduction
    A. Cities and bishoprics of Byzantine Asia
    B. Cities and bishoprics of Lydia
    C. Cities and bishoprics of Phyrgia
    D. Cities and bishoprics of Hellespontus
    E. Roman roads in the Province Asia
    F. Cities and bishoprics of Bithynia
    G. The Byzantine military road
    H. Cities and bishoprics of Galatia Salutaris
    I. Roman roads in Galatia and Northern Phrygia
    J. Cities and bishoprics of Galatia Prima
    K. Roman roads from Ankyra to the East
    L. Roman roads in Central Cappadocia
    M. Cities and bishoprics of Cappadocia
    N. The Ponto-Cappadocian frontier
    O. Lykaonia and Tyantis
    P. The passes over Tauros
    Q. Roman roads in Lykaonia and Tyanitis
    R. Cilicia Tracheia or Isauria
    S. Cilicia
    T. Cities and bishoprics of Pisidia
    U. Pamphylia, Caria, and Lycia
    Addenda
    Indexes.

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