An available and authoritative review shooting the energy and variety of scholarship that exists at the transformative period of time often called past due antiquity.
•Provides a necessary evaluate of present scholarship on past due antiquity -- from among the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 and the tip of Roman rule within the Mediterranean
•Comprises 39 essays from the various world's most advantageous students of the period
•Presents this once-neglected interval as an age of strong transformation that formed the fashionable global
•Emphasizes the critical value of faith and its reference to fiscal, social, and political life
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948). We now know that they were really the Hittites of Carchemish, who did not belong to the Semitic race at all, and had originally descended from the mountainous region of the north. They have left monuments behind them at Boghaz Keui (? Pteria) and Eyuk (? Tavium), on the east bank of the Halys. Herodotos tells us (i. 72, vii. 72) that the inhabitants of Kappadokia and Kilikia were Syrians, and Hittite remains in the shape of sculptures and inscriptions have been found in these countries. The tribes inhabiting them probably belonged to KjOot'crou ebv 2 irpeo-fivTepov ov the same race as the Hittites, and spoke cognate dialects.
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