March 5, 2017

Antioch on the Orontes: A History and a Guide by Jørgen Christensen-Ernst

By Jørgen Christensen-Ernst

Two thousand years in the past, Antioch at the Orontes River was once the 3rd most crucial urban within the Roman Empire. this present day, it's a small Turkish city of 200,000 population whose viewers may well locate it tricky to visualize this position at its top. This publication is a biography of Antioch — or Antakiyye of the Arabs, or Antakya of the Turks. it's a description of its adolescence below the Seleucid Dynasty, its youth lower than the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Norman Crusaders, and its lengthy decline below the Marmelukes and the Ottomans. Antioch at the Orontes also will advisor the reader via modern day Antioch, highlighting major old websites. The ebook includes an creation to theological advancements in Antioch that experience prompted Christendom and covers the numerous religions represented within the urban at the present time.

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