The Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - 170 ページ
This 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 6506 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 through Edessa in the years immediately before the war. The work is a document of great importance for both the social and military history of late antiquity, remarkable for the information it provides on Roman and Persian empires alike.
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Amid Amidenes Anastasius Antioch Arab Areobindus Armenia astabid bishop Byzantine captives cavalry Celer Christian Chron Chronicle chronology church comet command denarius Dillemann Edessa Edessenes emperor Empire Euphrates Euphratesia Evagrius famine festival fortifications fortress Gate Goths Greek Hamilton-Brooks Harran Haute Mesopotamie Heichelheim Hephthalites History Huns Ibid Illus imperial Inscriptions Isaurians John of Ephesus Jones Joshua the Stylite Justinian Kawad king Lakhmid Late Antiquity Late Roman later Leontius locusts Mabbug magister militum magistros Malalas Mango-Scott Marcellinus Comes martyrion Martyropolis mentioned Mesopotamia military modii monastery Nisibis Oriens Osrhoene Osrhoene and Mesopotamia pagan Paris Patricius Peroz Persian Persian War Pharazman plague PLRE praesental army praetorian prefect Procopius provincial ps.-Joshua Ps.-Zachariah raid Roman Army Sasanid sent Sergius Serug siege soldiers solidi Syria Syrie Tayyaye Tella Tella-Constantina territorium Theophanes Tigris Timostratus took Trombley troops Tur Abdin villages wall Wars Whitby Wright Zeno Zuqnin