The Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite

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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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PREFACE
vii
SIGLA
lvi
TRANSLATION 1
31
The Fortifications of Amid
120
INDEXES
137
MAPS AND PLANS
171
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Frank R. Trombley has held visiting positions at Georgetown University, Dumbarton Oaks, University of California (Los Angeles), and King's College London. He is now a lecturer in religious studies at Cardiff College, University of Wales.

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