Talk:Phoenice (Roman province)

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Merge proposal[edit]

Propose to merge Phoenicia under Roman rule into Phoenice (Roman province) as largely overlapping articles.GreyShark (dibra) 07:57, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Not necessarily; the province was not coterminous with the entire period of Roman rule over the region, and where one article has a narrow administrative focus, the other is more general. However I would not object in principle to merging the two articles, in which case the broader one should be the article merged to, i.e. "Phoenicia under Roman rule", perhaps coupled with a move to Roman Phoenicia, per most other similar articles. Constantine 10:00, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
In my opinion we should either merge it under Phoenice (Roman province), or make the Phoenicia under Roman rule a regional overview article - similar to Ottoman Syria (which exists as an overview article for Levantine provinces of the Ottoman Empire, such as Aleppo Eyalet, Damascus Eyalet, Sidon Eyalet, etc). I think we can settle for an overview article in similar structure to Ottoman Syria - what do you think?GreyShark (dibra) 10:26, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
Given the content at hand, I think a merge is the best way to go forward. The province can be dealt with in an administrative history section, as is the case with other similar articles. If and when enough someone has time and material to introduce material that goes beyond the scope of an overview article (e.g. governors, detailed administrative history, etc), the province article can be recreated. Let's wait a few days however in case other users have other ideas. Constantine 11:00, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
I totally disagree with the merge. The Roman province of Phoenice is related to a limited period of time, while the article "Phoenice under Roman rule" is related to the many centuries of Roman control of the region and is more complete, dealing with the full history of Rome in this region. It is like merge History of Roman Britain with the article End of Roman rule in Britain or the article Roman client kingdoms in Britain, that are related to a limited period Roman Britain.--Nemetope (talk) 00:45, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
I personally think it is a bit "ridiculous" to merge the nearly eight centuries (including the eastern roman empire rule) of Phoenicia under Roman rule with the few decades of the existence of the Phoenice (Roman province). NO MERGE AT ALL! --N591real (talk) 13:29, 22 May 2017 (UTC)