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Anatolia: Land, Men, and Gods in Asia Minor: Celts in Anatolia and the...

Book review: This is the first comprehensive study of the history of Asia Minor in antiquity to be written for nearly fifty years and the first attempt to treat Anatolian history as a whole over the millennium from the time of Alexander the Great to the peak of the Byzantine Empire.



The first volume is in two parts. The first examines the region in the Hellenistic period, when it was dominated by Celtic tribes who settled in the interior of Asia Minor in the first half of the third century BC The second covers the period of the Roman Empire and looks in detail at the changes brought about by imperial rule."Immediately takes it place as one of the best books about the eastern Roman empire....These two folio-sized volumes contain thousands of up-to-the-minute footnotes, eighteen excellent maps, and sixty-five photographs...as well as over a quarter of a million words of text. Amazingly, it is all very readable; even more amazing is that it is all worth reading."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review"Mitchell's excellent 2-volume work aptly fills important needs for the study of Anatolia....The writing is clear and often exciting, the arguments sound, and the supporting evidence more than ample....Will remain standard for many decades."--Choice...

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