At The Interface – The Frontier Regions At The Interface – The Frontier Regions? Southern boundary northern half of Mesopotamian plain? northern across Taurus range and Black sea? but Armenian kingdom affects this as does. ? M main region political boundary never corresponds with cultural division, similarly in Armenia even common religion did not stop differing provinces. ? Ara miac dialect common in M and Fertile Crescent? does not mean ethnic homogeneity? Jewish, Arabian all sorts. ? No means religious homogeneity? -Zoroastrian in RE and Christians in SM (more than Zs).
? See increasing importance of region with build up of troops from early stage? Romans also develop own ties with Arab clientele as Arab form own groups? v effective raiders. ? Frye? defence of northern Mesopotamia never relied continuous line of defences – Frye no sign of structure? character of zone of transit, concentration of resources in well-situated cities. ? SP hardly provided structure either. ? John of Ephesus states frontier closed during war? implies relatively easy access during peacetime. ? Millar? Eastern Frontier dictated positioning of soldiers and officials but hardly affected attitudes or movements of people on either side. ? Why cross? Christian in Persia want to go to important religious sites? Jerusalem etc + shrines at Edessa etc = Persian schooling? theological problems stop this later on? Medical education carriers on? Khu rso I shows preference from Roman trained medics? Interchange letter and people between Christian and Jewish communities frequent.
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? Some commercial interchange across border of M? goods from China and India into Roman Empire. ? Permeability and interaction in this region.