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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

La Palestine byzantine

Peuplement et Populations. Volume: Texte. Volume II: Texte et Ilustrations. Volume III: Catalogue.

£195.00
Author:
Claudine Dauphin
Publication Year:
1998
Language:
French
Paperback:
1,159pp. Three volume set, includes over 100 plates with maps and illustrations
ISBN 10:
0860549054
ISBN:
9780860549055
BAR number:
S726
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
Based on nineteenth-century travelogues and surveys, archaeological archives and the author's own excavations (described in a catalogue of 3,115 Byzantine sites), as well as on the hagiographic, patristic and rabbinic sources, this geo-historical study traces the dramatic demographic and economic expansion of fourth-sixth century AD Palestine. The evolving relations between its ethnic and religious components (Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Judaeo-Christians, Orthodox, Monophysite and Nestorian Christians), are analyzed in depth, focussing on Christianity's struggle for supremacy. The author offers a new and exciting interpretation of the Decline and Fall of Byzantine Palestine, caused long before the seventh-century Persian and Arab Conquests, by technological stagnation, debilitating illnesses, an anaemia-inducing diet, famines, epidemics and recurring Plagues.