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The northern Sinai from the 7th century BC till the 7th century AD. A guide to the sources

"This historical topography of the northern Sinai offers a survey of: - the places mentioned in ancient sources from the 7th century BC till the 7th century AD - the places attested in the itineraries of the 7th-17th centuries AD - the archaeological sites known in the area - other toponyms mentioned in scholarly works and on maps of the 18th-20th centuries AD. For every ancient place all available sources are collected and analysed, and a synthesis of its topographical and administrative situation is attempted. For every archaeological site a summary is given of the findings. This work is therefore not conceived as a running text, but more as an encyclopaedia, in which every lemma can be read separately. Because of the systematic structure that is more or less identical for every place, users have a rapid access to the specific material they are looking for. The work is meant to be accessible to ancient historians, archaeologists, Egyptologists, biblical and other scholars interested in the northern Sinai. All sources are paraphrased and translated, so the reader does not need to be familiar with Greek, Latin, Egyptian or other eastern languages; in most cases the text in the original language is added for the specialist''s sake"

Author(s):  Verreth, Herbert
Format:  Book
Publisher:  Trismegistos