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Comparative Urbanism in the Greco-Roman and Early Islamic Near East


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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface and Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Urban Planning and Structures in the Near East

Chapter 3: The Tetrapolis (Antioch and Apamea)

Chapter 4: The Decapolis (Scythopolis and Gerasa)

Chapter 5: Judea and Palestine (Jerusalem and Caesarea)

Chapter 6: The Desert Fringe (Petra and Palmyra)

Chapter 7: Conclusion Glossary Index

About the Author

Walter D. Ward received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 2008 with a concentration on Roman and late antique history. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He is the author of Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity (2014) and editor of two books, The Socio-economic History and Material Culture of the Roman and Byzantine Near East: Essays in Honor of S. Thomas Parker (2017) and Sources of World Societies (with D. Gainty, 2009 and 2011).

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