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  History of Syria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syria is significant in the history of Christianity; Paul was converted on the road to Damascus and established the first organized Christian Church at Antioch in ancient Syria, from which he left on many of his missionary journeys.
Syria's political instability during the years after the 1954 coup, the parallelism of Syrian and Egyptian policies, and the appeal of Egyptian President Gamal Abdal Nasser's leadership in the wake of the Suez crisis created support in Syria for union with Egypt.
Syria participated in the multilateral Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid in October 1991, and during the 1990s engaged in direct, face-to-face negotiations with Israel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Syria_(Roman_province)   (2076 words)

  
 Roman province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Provinces were generally governed by politicians of senatorial rank, usually former consuls or former praetors.
During the Empire, the biggest or more garrisoned provinces (example Pannonia and Moesia) were subdivided into smaller provinces in order to prevent the situation whereby a sole governor held too much power in his hands, thus discouraging ambition for the Imperial throne itself.
The remaining provinces were maintained as Senatorial provinces, in which the Senate had the right to appoint a governor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roman_province   (1465 words)

  
 Syria - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Syria
Nevertheless Syria became a centre for the revival of Arab culture and of the drive for Arab self-determination.
Syria became deeply involved in 1975–76 in Lebanon's civil war, at first as a mediating influence and then on the side of the right-wing Christians against the Muslims and Palestinians.
Syria leant increasingly towards the West, its policies in Lebanon in direct conflict with Iran's dream of an Islamic republic, and its crumbling economy was promised Arab aid if Damascus switched allegiance.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Syria   (2674 words)

  
 Syria: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Syria falls under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia.
106 CE: As a Roman province, Syria absorbs the Nabatean kingdom.
Syria loses its gains towards the end of this war.
i-cias.com /e.o/syria_5.htm   (1401 words)

  
 What was Historical Syria and Phoenicia? Is there confusion?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The name "Syria" was employed by the Greeks to designate the eastern Mediterranean though it was not a nation, body of nations or country such as Egypt.
Formerly, Syria was erroneously believed to have been an abbreviation of "Assyria." The suggestion that the name came from old Babylonian is questionable since Assyria is actually Ashur or Athur.
Syria and Syrians became frequently used to refer erroneously to the region and the ethnic groups that inhabited that part of the world.
www.phoenicia.org /syria.html   (1797 words)

  
 UNDP-POGAR: Country Index: Web Links
Syria - Province of [muhafazat] Aleppo [in Arabic]:
Syria - Province of [muhafazat] Daraa [in Arabic]:
Syria - Province of [muhafazat] Swaida - City of Swaida [in Arabic]:
www.undp-pogar.org /countries/links.asp?cid=19&thid=6   (62 words)

  
 Syria: Complete travel information to Syria, travel facts, business information, climate, social, history, general ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The area which is now Syria was part of the Empire of Mesopotamia around 2300BC, during which time the cities of Ugarit (where the oldest written alphabet in the world is believed to have been developed) and Byblos grew to become powerful commercial centres.
Alexander the Great absorbed Syria into his empire in 333BC, but for the next two centuries, control of the region was disputed, on this occasion between the various people trying to gain control of his inheritance.
For several centuries, the Province of Syria enjoyed the mixed blessings of the Pax Romana and later a province of the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire after the division of the Roman Empire, but even then Syria was always regarded as a frontier region, bordered to the east by the Arabs and Persians.
www.mideasttravelnet.com /mideastsite/syria/bh.htm   (548 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Syria
In religion, the Mohammedans of Syria are Sunnites, or traditionalists—that is, in addition to the written word of the Koran, they recognize the Sunna, a collection of tradition sayings of the Prophet, which is a kind of supplement to the Koran directing the right observance of many things omitted in that book.
The Greek Orthodox of Syria have 5 schools with 810 pupils in Beirut; 24 in Damascus and surrounding villages, with 2215 pupils and 60 teachers; and 12 in northern Syria with 2400 pupils and 65 teachers.
The beginnings of Catholic missions in Syria may be appropriately traced back to the age of the Crusaders and the establishment of the Latin Patriarchate of Antioch in 1100, and that of the Vicariate Apostolic of Aleppo in 1762.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14399a.htm   (7043 words)

  
 Timeline Syria
Syria and Lebanon were put into the French orbit, while Britain claimed Jordan, Iraq, the Gulf states and the Palestinian Mandate.
1961 Syria revoked the citizenship of its native Kurds.
Syria shifted 20,000 troops in Lebanon toward the Lebanese-Syrian border reportedly in accord with the 1989 Taif agreement.
timelines.ws /countries/SYRIA.HTML   (5600 words)

  
 SyriaComment.com
Syria is country where the president’s photo adorns every store front and is plastered on billboards, where deference to authority is the norm.
Syria has transferred a sum of $262 million to the Iraqi Government, which is the total amount of the Iraqi frozen assets in the Commercial Bank of Syria.
Syria not only did this, but also informed the US Treasury Department that we are willing to do whatever action may be required in the future, if the need arises.
faculty-staff.ou.edu /L/Joshua.M.Landis-1/syriablog   (19569 words)

  
 A Historical Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians
He always thinks and speaks with his eye on the Roman divisions of the Empire, i.e., the Provinces, in accordance both with his station as a Roman citizen and with his invariable and oft-announced principle or accepting and obeying the existing government.
Syria et Cicilia," yet the analogy of Bithynia-Pontus is a sufficient defence.
It was not possible here to use the simple name of the Province Syria, for if he said that he had gone into the districts of Syria, his meaning would have been mistaken.
webminister.com /ramsay/rcgb14.shtml   (656 words)

  
 Syria Gate - About Syria - The History of Damascus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 66 BC it was occupied by Pompey and belonged to the province of Syria.
He was named King of Syria in 1920, and one month later was taken over by the French in the name of the League of Nations.
After resistance and a few uprisings, Syria was proclaimed Independent by the French general, Catroux, on September 16th 1941.
www.syriagate.com /Syria/about/cities/Damascus/history.htm   (557 words)

  
 National and Ethnic - The Adjacent Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sanjak of Alexandretta or Iskandaroun Sanjak or Hattai district or Hatay Province
Syria and Turkey: Many Roots to the Recent Quarrel.
Damascus - The Capital of Syria - From Al Mashriq.
learning.lib.vt.edu /slav/nat_ethnic_mideast.html   (842 words)

  
 Judaea
Judaea was a a third-class province, which meant that it was so unimportant in terms of revenue, that it was not necessary to have it governed by a man of the senatorial order.
The capital of the new province Judaea was the splendid sea resort Caesarea.
During the sixty years between the establishment of the province and the start of the war between the Romans and the Jews, there was one minor change in the administration.
www.livius.org /jo-jz/judaea/judaea.htm   (1097 words)

  
 Homs:Palmyra, Syria (Homs Online - Homsonline.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Palmyra was an ideal halt for the caravans moving between Iraq and al-Sham (present-day Syria, Lebanon and Jordan), trading in silk from China to the Mediterranean.
This enabled Queen Zenobia to take over the whole of Syria, she headed for the north and attempted to take Antioch, conquer Egypt (269-270) and send her armies to Asia Minor, gaining control thereby of all the land and sea-ways to the Far East.
She took the title of ‘August’, which was only used by the emperor of Rome, and she had money coined with her and her son’s likeness upon it, without that of the emperor of Rome.
www.homsonline.com /Citeis/Palmyra.htm   (1024 words)

  
 Damascus, Syria (Homs Online - Homsonline.com)
Geographically, Damascus is situated in the south-western corner of Syria.
It is built at the foot of a buttress of the Anti-Lebanon, Mount Kassioun, and at the border of a fertile plain, the Ghouta.
He was named King of Syria in 1920, but British and France had their own different plans, and one month later was taken over by the French in the name of the League of Nations.
www.homsonline.com /Citeis/Damascus.htm   (1041 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1.2.8
The political picture of Syria presented by Pliny (NH 5, 81-82) is of Syria at a time when the balance of royal and civic control over the indigenous population had broken down.
Ultimately, G. suggests, the mechanism of Roman provincial government, principally the legate and his legions, replaced the Seleucid kings and their armies, and by favouring the cities as a means of political control, restored the balance of power which had existed under Seleucus Nicator.
For Achaemenid period pottery in Syria and in general is so badly known that it is likely that much evidence for that period remains unrecognised, both in excavations and especially in surveys, particularly the extensive and generally old projects which have been undertaken in that region.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1990/01.02.08.html   (1903 words)

  
 syrian furnitures-mother of pearl inlay-mosaic-syrian mosaic-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between 1097 and 1144 Crusaders established the principalities of Edessa (in northeast modern Syria), Antioch, Tripoli, and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Saladin, a Kurd, unified Syria and Egypt, a necessary preliminary, and after many setbacks, captured Mosul, Aleppo, and the string of cities from Edessa to Nasihin.
In 1516 the Ottoman sultan in Turkey defeated the Mamluks at Aleppo and made Syria a province of a new Muslim empire.
www.syriangate.com /syria/islamicsyria.htm   (694 words)

  
 Syria Palaestinae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After Herod's death, its heart, Judaea, became a province under the authority of the governor of Syria, but the Jewish Revolt of 66 to 73 or 74 CE prompted Vespasian to reorganize it as a senatorial province with a permanently stationed legionary force.
Palestine is unusually well known among the Roman provinces, both because of the ample literary sources as well as because of archaeological material.
That so much material is available is due partly to the fact that the Jewish people who made up a distinctive and significant proportion of Palestine's population had a long history and highly developed historiographical tradition, which they passed on to the Christians.
www.usd.edu /erp/Palestine/palestin.htm   (393 words)

  
 THE ALAWIS OF SYRIA
The 'Alawis have survived as a distinct group in spite of repeated persecution and the threat of extinction by the Sunni majority and rulers who considered them pagans and heretics who were not eligible for the status of a protected religion.
Also known as Nusayris, they are an Arabic speaking ethno-religious community, who also live in the Latakiah province of Syria and in the adjacent districts of northern Lebanon and southern Turkey.
World wide they number 2.2 million people, of whom 1.6 million live in Syria where they constitute 13% of the population and are the largest minority group.
www.angelfire.com /az/rescon/mgcalawi.html   (3229 words)

  
 Golan: The Occupied Syrian Arab Golan - Syria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Golan: The Occupied Syrian Arab Golan - Syria
This part of Syrian territories has a strategic and geographical importance because of variety of terrance and because it makes across road among Syria Lebanon Palestine and Jordan in addition to that its richness in natural resources and many historical and tourist sites as well.
Old historical texts refer to the Golan as the extension of the slopes of Mt. Hermon.
www.golan-gov.org   (210 words)

  
 History in Review - Roman Syria and the Near East, by Kevin Butcher
In Roman Syria and the Near East, Kevin Butcher provides a fascinating account of the ancient history of this region that concentrates on the period from 64 BC, when Selucid Syria was annexed by Pompey the Great (Gnaeus Pompeius), to around 650 AD when the the conquest of the area by Arab Muslims was consolidated.
In looking at Roman Syria, Butcher has taken a two-prong approach, showing the impact that Roman Syria had on the Roman Empire as a whole, and how Roman rule impacted the cultural and political development of the region.
Roman Syria and the Near East is an excellent resource for scholars and students interested in Roman or Middle Eastern history.
www.largeprintreviews.com /kbutcher.html   (617 words)

  
 Why Syria and Turkey Gird for War - article by Daniel Pipes
As Turkey and Syria face off, informed opinion holds that the Turks will not go beyond "a few surgical strikes." But the Middle East is a supremely volatile region, where conflicts tend to escalate beyond expectations.
Turkey and Syria signed an agreement in 1987 whereby the Syrians were assured a minimum allotment of water from the Euphrates River flowing out of Turkey.
For example, Ankara's tough policies toward Syria are almost certainly affected by the absence of Syrian-Israeli negotiations over the Golan Heights; and the impending shipment in November of Russian surface-to-air missiles to Greek Cyprus, which has recently developed close ties with Syria.
www.danielpipes.org /article/299   (1135 words)

  
 Syria Gate - About Syria - Palmyra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 41 BC it had become rich enough to attract the Romans and Anthony attempted to occupy it but failed because of the Palmyreans escaping to the other side of the Euphrates.
It was fully occupied by the Romans under Tiberius, Augustus' successor and was integrated into the Province of Syria between 14-37 AD.
The leader Septimus Odeinat (Odenathus) became quite favored by Rome and in 256/7 was appointed by the Emperor Valerian as Consul and Governor of the province of Syria Phoenice which Palmyra had been transferred to in 194.
www.syriagate.com /Syria/about/cities/Homs/palmyra.htm   (589 words)

  
 Syria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the first century AD, the kingdom was annexed by Rome to the province of Syria, the city flourished as a frontier town of the Roman Empire, and an entire legion of 5000 soldiers was placed there.
east of NISIBIS (Nizip) in the province of GAZIANTEP.
Dura-Europos is an ancient city in Eastern Syria, destroyed by war and abandoned in the third century AD.
intranet.dalton.org /groups/rome/Syria.html   (405 words)

  
 LookSmart - Directory - Roman Province of Syria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Supplies access to guides and articles about the Roman province of Syria which was incorporated into the empire by Pompey the Great in 64 AD.
Read about the imperial organization of Syria Palistanea, a province of the Roman empire established by Pompey the Great and incorporating Syria and Palestine.
Furnishes an overview of the history of Syria as a province of the Roman empire.
search.looksmart.com /p/browse/us1/eus317916/us559898/us560105/us560121/us10007804/us10151605/us10150872/us10151253   (216 words)

  
 Syria Provinces
The Treaty of Sèvres (1920-08-10) mandated Syria and Lebanon to France.
Syria and Lebanon became independent and separate countries on 1944-01-01.
Syria is divided into fourteen muhafazah (provinces, or governorates).
www.statoids.com /usy.html   (746 words)

  
 U.S. Launches Major Operation in West Iraq (phillyBurbs.com) | Middle East
The deaths raised to 13 the number of Marines killed in and around the volatile Anbar province in separate attacks during the past week.
Fallujah is a town in Anbar province 40 miles west of Baghdad.
In nearby Habaniyah, which is 50 miles west of Baghdad, a car bomb blew up outside a mosque in the western town of Habaniyah, killing four people and injuring another 15, the U.S. Marines said.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/93-06172005-503749.html   (1055 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > In Iraq -- U.S. military launches major combat operation in hunt for insurgents in western Iraq
The area is where U.S. forces said it killed about 40 militants in airstrikes in Karabilah on June 11.
The U.S. military launches major combat operation, sending 1,000 Marines and Iraqi soldiers to hunt for insurgents and foreign fighters in Anbar, a volatile western province straddling Syria.
Syria is under intense pressure from Washington and Baghdad to tighten control of its porous 380-mile border with Iraq.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/iraq/20050617-0711-iraq.html   (908 words)

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