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Title :

The Via Militaris in Arabia

Author :
GRAF, David F. ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers evidence for a military road (ca.100-400) established under the Romans linking the forts along the eastern frontier in Arabia (modern Jordan). During 1994-1995 a survey of the four main regions associated with the via militaris was conducted. Graf reviews the results, observing that the finds are insufficient for postulating a continuous road between the distant points, concluding that they are more suggestive of a complex of roads. He writes 'no single interpretation can suffice to explain the location and function of all the forts in the frontier zone, but the hypothesis that they served a military purpose, to ward off all nomadic raids, apparently lacks the element of a synchronized road system necessary for it to gain any credibility'. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 maps ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Arabie ; Forteresse ; Jordanie ; Ouvrage d'art ; Route ; 100-400 ;
Descriptors :
Arabia ; Civil engineering ; Fortresses ; Jordan ; Roads ; 100-400 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Dumbarton Oaks papers, 1997, 51
INIST identifier :
24997867 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0070-7546 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, Washington, DC
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;