H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (143 colour plates)
Published Dec 2017
This book is the first investigation of the relationship between Palmyra and its surrounding territory from the Roman to the early Islamic period since the 1930s. It discusses the agricultural potential of the hinterland, its role in the food supply of the city, and the interaction with the nomadic networks on the Syrian dry steppe.
Preface; Introduction; Survey. Survey area, methodology and implementation; Chronology of the sites; Topography and climate; Water supply. Wells, springs and cisterns; Villages and estates. The food supply of Palmyra; Forts and stations. Lines of communication.Palmyrene control of the territory; Conclusion; Gazetteer of surveyed sites: Wadi Abyad; Jebel Abyad; Wadi al-Takara; Jazal; Jebel Chaar; Wadi Jihar – Wadi Masaadé – Wadi Khabar; Jebel Merah; North of Jebel Chaar; Appendix: Safaitic inscriptions mentioning Tadmur; Bibliography