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Author Joshua, the Stylite.

Title The chronicle of pseudo-Joshua the Stylite / translated with notes and introduction by Frank R. Trombley and John W. Watt.

Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  939.33 JOSH    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Maktebānūtā de-tashʻitā de-zabnā de-ultsānā. English
Physical description lv, 170 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Translated texts for historians ; v. 32.
Translated texts for historians ; v. 32.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]- 136) and indexes.
Summary "The 'Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite' or 'Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua' is a Syriac text written, in all probability, by an inhabitant of Edessa almost immediately after the conclusion of the war between Rome and Persia in 502-506 AD. Although that conflict is treated in other ancient texts, none of them can match 'Joshua' in his wealth of detail, his familiarity with the region where the hostilities occurred, and his proximity in time to the events. The Chronicle also vividly describes the famine and plague that swept though Edessa in the years immediately before the war. The work is therefore a document of first-rate importance for both the social and military history of late antiquity, remarkable for the information it provides on Roman and Persian empires alike."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Trombley, Frank R.
Watt, J. W.
Subject Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Syria -- History -- 333 B.C.-634 A.D.
ISBN 0853235856