A Short History of ANTIOCH
A Short History of ANTIOCH
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A Short History of ANTIOCH

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Completed on 2016-06-12

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As a meeting-point of many civilisations, as the first centre of Gentile Christianity and the home of some of the greatest Christian teachers, as the capital of the Roman East for seven centuries, Antioch has peculiar claims upon our interest. Inferior to Alexandria and Carthage during the early Empire, it was destined to outlive both . When the Egyptian city had sunk to the rank of a minor town, far inferior to the new 'victorious capital' of the Fatimite caliphs, and the glory of Roman Africa was a mass of desolate ruins, Antioch again became for over a century and a half the home of an able and warlike line of princes, an ecclesiastical metropolis, and again resumed its old position as an outpost of European civilisation against the hordes of the Far East.

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Based on the print-replica of 1921 edition publicly available at archive.org  

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Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • OVERVIEW
  • SITE AND TOPOGRAPHY
  • THE SELEUCID AGE
  • DAPHNE
  • LEGENDS AND TRAVELLERS’ TALES
  • THE ROMAN AGE TO DIOCLETIAN
  • A SKETCH OF CHURCH HISTORY
  • THE FOURTH AND FIFTH CENTURIES
  • THE COMING OF THE MIDDLE AGES, a.d. 500-950.
  • FROM NICEPHORUS PHOCAS TO THE FIRST CRUSADE
  • THE FRANKISH PRINCIPALITY
  • LIFE AND MANNERS UNDER THE FRANKS
  • THE MINT OF ANTIOCH

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