The Historical Geography of Asia Minor

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 2010 - History - 576 pages
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 Still not fully superseded, it remains a key text in historical geography.
 

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Contents

Dedication
1
GENERAL PRINCIPLES
22
Hellenism and Orientalism
23
A SKETCH OP THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
89
Chap A Cities and Bishoprics of Byzantine Asia
104
Table of Stations in Aemenia Minoe 71
388
Table of Bishops of Etenna and Katenna
418
Ltcia
424
MAPS
438
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