Synopses & Reviews
The only significant book on this little known Roman emperor.
Originally from Syria, Philip the Arab ruled the Empire of the East from AD 244 to 249 and is remembered for being sympathetic to the Christian faithsome even claim that he converted to Christianity long before Constantine famously converted. He also brought peace with the Sassanid Empire at long last.
One of the few Arab Emperors of Rome, and a celebrated champion of Christianity before Constantine formally adopted the faith.
About the Author
Yasmine Zahran: Yasmine Zahran - Author of Philip the Arab: A Study in Prejudice and Septimius Severus: Countdown to Death. Born in Ramallah, Palestine, she was educated at Columbia University, New York, and the University of London, and received a doctorate in archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris. She worked at UNESCO for a number of years and established, directed and taught at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem (1991-1995). She divides her time between Paris and Ramallah, where she writes and researches, besides traveling extensively to visit archaeological sites.