A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire

This book takes a unique and innovative approach to the subject, considering those predecessors to whom the Achaemenid Empire was indebted for its structure, ideology, and self-expression, by examining both written and archaeological ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bruno Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: 1119113679

Category:

Page: 1176

View: 902

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire

This book takes a unique and innovative approach to the subject, considering those predecessors to whom the Achaemenid Empire was indebted for its structure, ideology, and self-expression, by examining both written and archaeological ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bruno Jacobs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119071655

Category: History

Page: 1744

View: 615

A COMPANION TO THE ACHAEMENID PERSIAN EMPIRE A comprehensive review of the political, cultural, social, economic and religious history of the Achaemenid Empirem Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped the Achaemenid Empire become as visible as the powerful impact it had on further historical development. But the work does not only break new ground in this respect, but also in the fact that, in addition to written testimonies of all kinds, it also considers material tradition as an equal factor in historical reconstruction. This comprehensive two-volume set features contributions by internationally-recognized experts that offer balanced coverage of the whole of the empire from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Comprehensive in scope, the Companion provides readers with a panoramic view of the diversity, richness, and complexity of the Achaemenid Empire, dealing with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion, illustrating the multifaceted nature of the first true empire. A unique historical account presented in its multiregional dimensions, this important resource deals with many aspects of history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion it deals with topics that have only recently attracted interest such as court life, leisure activities, gender roles, and more examines a variety of available sources to consider those predecessors who influenced Achaemenid structure, ideology, and self-expression contains the study of Nachleben and the history of perception up to the present day offers a spectrum of opinions in disputed fields of research, such as the interpretation of the imagery of Achaemenid art, or questions of religion includes extensive bibliographies in each chapter for use as starting points for further research devotes special interest to the east of the empire, which is often neglected in comparison to the western territories Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire is an indispensable work for students, instructors, and scholars of Persian and ancient world history, particularly the First Persian Empire.

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire 2 Volume Set

Bruno Jacobs, Robert Rollinger. blackwell companions to the ancient world VOLUME II A COMPANION TO THE ACHAEMENID PERSIAN EMPIRE BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO. blackwell companions to the ancient world ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bruno Jacobs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119174288

Category: History

Page: 1744

View: 783

A COMPANION TO THE ACHAEMENID PERSIAN EMPIRE A comprehensive review of the political, cultural, social, economic and religious history of the Achaemenid Empirem Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped the Achaemenid Empire become as visible as the powerful impact it had on further historical development. But the work does not only break new ground in this respect, but also in the fact that, in addition to written testimonies of all kinds, it also considers material tradition as an equal factor in historical reconstruction. This comprehensive two-volume set features contributions by internationally-recognized experts that offer balanced coverage of the whole of the empire from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Comprehensive in scope, the Companion provides readers with a panoramic view of the diversity, richness, and complexity of the Achaemenid Empire, dealing with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion, illustrating the multifaceted nature of the first true empire. A unique historical account presented in its multiregional dimensions, this important resource deals with many aspects of history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion it deals with topics that have only recently attracted interest such as court life, leisure activities, gender roles, and more examines a variety of available sources to consider those predecessors who influenced Achaemenid structure, ideology, and self-expression contains the study of Nachleben and the history of perception up to the present day offers a spectrum of opinions in disputed fields of research, such as the interpretation of the imagery of Achaemenid art, or questions of religion includes extensive bibliographies in each chapter for use as starting points for further research devotes special interest to the east of the empire, which is often neglected in comparison to the western territories Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire is an indispensable work for students, instructors, and scholars of Persian and ancient world history, particularly the First Persian Empire.

A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art

This book covers the aesthetic traditions of Mesopotamia, Iran, Anatolia, and the Levant, from Neolithic times to the end of the Achaemenid Persian Empire around 330 BCE.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ann Clyburn Gunter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787857670

Category: Ancient art

Page:

View: 631

This book covers the aesthetic traditions of Mesopotamia, Iran, Anatolia, and the Levant, from Neolithic times to the end of the Achaemenid Persian Empire around 330 BCE. It describes and examines the field from a variety of critical perspectives: across approaches and interpretive frameworks, key explanatory concepts, materials and selected media and formats, and zones of interaction.

The Persian Empire

Traces the history of the Persian Empire and examines the development of its religious beliefs, armed forces, art, and architecture.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John Manuel Cook

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004492794

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 903

Traces the history of the Persian Empire and examines the development of its religious beliefs, armed forces, art, and architecture.

Old Persian Creative Literature Series

With that in mind, the creative literature that is produced for this book is the first of its kind, following the downfall of the Achaemenid Empire in 330 BCE.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Avi Bachenheimer

Publisher: ISAISC

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

View: 385

Old Persian is a language that was spoken by the Iranian rulers of the Achaemenid Empire. It is from the Indo-European family of languages and its similarities with many languages that are being spoken today like English, French, German, Hindi and Farsi is undoubtedly clear. Prior to the initiation of this project intended to revive the language, the only extant sources attesting to the existence of Old Persian had come to us from the inscriptions dating back to 2,500 years ago. These were all written in ancient cuneiform system. Old Persian cuneiform mode of writing was a semi-alphabetal one, in which a single character stood for a consonant or vowel or more than often both. With that in mind, the creative literature that is produced for this book is the first of its kind, following the downfall of the Achaemenid Empire in 330 BCE. The written work delivers reconstruction and reconfiguration of Old Persian terms and sentences. Some of the new terms are adopted from the Middle Persian spoken by the Parthians and the Sassanids, but some are also from the Avestan...

Writing Ancient Persia

This is a critique of this new Achaemenid historiography, concentrating on the difficulties of using Greek sources for the writing of Persian history.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: IND:30000127480311

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 250

The history of Achaemenid Persia - the empire of Cyrus the Great, Darius and Xerxes - has largely been rewritten in the last thirty years. Inspired by new sources of information, and by a determination to see Persia in its own terms, historians have created a powerful new image of the Persian Empire: tightly organised and resilient, tolerant towards the religions and cultures of its subject peoples, and with kings and queens whose concerns were pragmatic rather than whimsically despotic. Writing Ancient Persia offers a far-reaching appreciation and critique of this recent movement. The bias of Greek sources on Persia, it argues, cannot simply be peeled away to reveal authentic source material. Persian evidence points to a significantly less rosy image of Persian imperialism. And past writers on Achaemenid Persia, far from rejecting it as the nurror image and enemy of the Greeks, frequently traced its influence on the classical Greco-Roman world, and identified strongly with Persia as a model.

Brill s Companion to Alexander the Great

The book deals with central issues of Alexander’s reign including his depiction in ancient literature and art, his treatment of Greeks, Macedonians, and Asians, the military, political, social and cultural aspects of his campaign, and his ...

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004217553

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 990

The book deals with central issues of Alexander’s reign including his depiction in ancient literature and art, his treatment of Greeks, Macedonians, and Asians, the military, political, social and cultural aspects of his campaign, and his legacy in ancient philosophy as well as in modern Balkan communities.

Herodotus Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need.

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Emily Baragwanath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199805044

Category:

Page: 50

View: 849

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.