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The archaeology of death in Roman Syria : burial, commemoration, and empire / Lidewijde de Jong.

Author:
Jong, Lidewijde de [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Description:
xv, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Summary note:
In the first centuries of the Common Era, an eclectic collection of plain and embellished underground and aboveground tombs filled the cemeteries of the Roman province of Syria. Its inhabitants used rituals of commemoration to express messages about their local identity, family, and social position, while simultaneously ensuring that the deceased was given proper burial rites. In this book, Lidewijde de Jong investigates these customs and the belief systems that governed the choices made in the commemoration of men, women and children. Presenting the first all-inclusive overview of the archaeology of death in Roman Syria, the book combines spatial analysis of cemeteries with the study of funerary architecture and decoration, grave goods, and information about the deceased provided by sculptural, epigraphic, and osteological sources. It also sheds a new light on life and death in Syria and offers a novel way of understanding provincial culture in the Roman Empire. 0.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1107131413 (hardback)
  • 9781107131415 (hardback)
OCLC:
959035037
Other standard number:
  • 40027503844
RCP:
C - S