A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire 2 Volume Set

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire  2 Volume Set

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 ...

Author: Bruno Jacobs

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119174287

Category: History

Page: 1176

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A comprehensive review of the political, cultural, social, economic, and religious history of the Achaemenid Empire 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. The work not only breaks 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, and 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 while illustrating the multifaceted nature of the first true empire in world history. This unique historical account presents multiregional dimensions. This important resource: deals with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science, and religion investigates recently discovered or accessible issues such as court life, written communication, leisure activities, gender roles, etc. examines all kinds 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 in the interpretation of the imagery of Achaemenid art or in questions of religion provides a detailed overview of the history of research includes extensive bibliographies in each chapter for use as starting points for further research 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.
Categories: History

A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art

A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Provides a broad view of the history and current state of scholarship on the art of the ancient Near East This book covers the aesthetic traditions of Mesopotamia, Iran, Anatolia, and the Levant, from Neolithic times to the end of the ...

Author: Ann C. Gunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118301258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Provides a broad view of the history and current state of scholarship on the art of the ancient Near East 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. This important work also addresses both traditional and emerging categories of material, intellectual perspectives, and research priorities. The book covers geography and chronology, context and setting, medium and scale, while acknowledging the diversity of regional and cultural traditions and the uneven survival of evidence. Part One of the book considers the methodologies and approaches that the field has drawn on and refined. Part Two addresses terms and concepts critical to understanding the subjects and formal characteristics of the Near Eastern material record, including the intellectual frameworks within which monuments have been approached and interpreted. Part Three surveys the field’s most distinctive and characteristic genres, with special reference to Mesopotamian art and architecture. Part Four considers involvement with artistic traditions across a broader reach, examining connections with Egypt, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean. And finally, Part Five addresses intersections with the closely allied discipline of archaeology and the institutional stewardship of cultural heritage in the modern Middle East. Told from multiple perspectives, A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art is an enlightening, must-have book for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of ancient Near East art and Near East history as well as those interested in history and art history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

In Religion in the Achaemenid Persian Empire: Emerging Judaisms and Trends,
edited by Diana V. Edelman, Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley, and ... In A Companion
to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean, edited by Jeremy McInerney, 175–193.

Author: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190669249

Category: Bible

Page: 712

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"The book of Isaiah is one of the longest books in the Hebrew Bible. It contains some of the most hauntingly beautiful passages in the entire Bible, and it has influenced Judaism and Christianity to an exceptional extent. Many of its passages feature in the liturgies of the synagogue and of the church. In Jewish tradition, the threefold acclamation of God's holiness in Isa 6:3 is recited in prayers throughout the day: it is, for example, among the benedictions framing the recitation of the Shema' in the morning and part of the central prayer called the Amidah. In Christian tradition, Isa 7:14 is understood to predict the virgin birth; and Isa 9:1-7, the incarnation. Isa 40:3-5 is identified as speaking about John the Baptist, and Isa 52:13-53:12 is read on Good Friday to illustrate Jesus's suffering, death, and resurrection"--
Categories: Bible

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

In the lower register, a bearded, enthroned figure in Persian dress raises a phiale
to his lips with one hand and holds a ... In the case of the Achaemenid Persian
Empire, this difficulty is thrown in to stark relief by the consistent and ubiquitous ...

Author: Jeremy McInerney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444337341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Classical Receptions

A Companion to Classical Receptions

with only occasional currents of revisionism), the recent study of Achaemenid
Persia is founded on an imagined break ... In place of the stereotypes of
Achaemenid kings and queens as oriental despots, or the view of the Persian
empire as ...

Author: Lorna Hardwick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444393774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics
Categories: Literary Criticism

Thermopylae

Thermopylae

A Companion to Sparta, 2 vols. ... The Persian Empire Briant, P., From Cyrus to
Alexander, trans P. T. Daniels (Einona Lake, IN, 2002). Bridges, E. ... *Waters, M.,
Ancient Persia: A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire (Cambridge, 2014).

Author: Chris Carey

Publisher: Great Battles

ISBN: 9780198754107

Category: History

Page: 256

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During the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, a Greek force of approximately 7,000 faced the biggest army ever seen in the Greek peninsula. For three days, the Persians--the greatest miltary force in the world--were stopped in their tracks by a vastly inferior force, before the bulk of the Greek army was forced to retreat with their rear guard wiped out in one of history's most famous last stands. In strict military terms it was a defeat for the Greeks. But like the British retreat from Dunkirk or the massacre at the Alamo, this David and Goliath story has taken on the aura of success. Thermopylae has aquired a glamour exceeding the other battles of the Persian Wars, passing from history into myth, and lost none of that appeal in the modern era. In Thermopylae, Chris Carey analyses the origins and course of this pivotal battle, as well as the challenges facing the historians who attempt to seperate fact from myth and make sense of an event with an absence of hard evidence. Carey also considers Thermopylae's cultural legacy, from it's absorbtion into Greek and Roman oratorical traditions, to its influence over modern literature, poetry, public monuments, and mainstream Hollywood movies. This new volume in the Great Battles series offers an innovative view of a battle whose legacy has overtaken it's real life practical outcomes, but which showed that a seemingly unstoppable force could be resisted.
Categories: History

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

Large statues belonging to the Dynasty 25 pharaoh Taharqa (690–664 BCE)
were found at Nineveh, and it is perhaps ... The Achaemenid Persian Empire was
perhaps the first truly multicultural empire in world history, with each region in the
 ...

Author: Melinda K. Hartwig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art. • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Single Volume Reference in the Humanities & Social Sciences • Features contributions from top scholars in their respective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptian art • Provides overviews of past and present scholarship and suggests new avenues to stimulate debate and allow for critical readings of individual art works • Explores themes and topics such as methodological approaches, transmission of Egyptian art and its connections with other cultures, ancient reception, technology and interpretation, • Provides a comprehensive synthesis on a discipline that has diversified to the extent that it now incorporates subjects ranging from gender theory to ‘X-ray fluorescence’ and ‘image-based interpretations systems’
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

... the Achaemenid Persian Empire was beginning to coalesce as a self-
conscious field of inquiry, Margaret C. Root (1991) lamented that a “politics of
meagerness” dominated the archaeology of this unprecedented experiment in
world empire.

Author: Daniel T. Potts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405189880

Category: Social Science

Page: 1494

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A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity Features up-to-date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), Göbekli Tepe (Turkey) Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid-career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship
Categories: Social Science

Writing Ancient Persia

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.

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: IND:30000127480311

Category: History

Page: 190

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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.
Categories: History

A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

During the later and more bureaucratic Antigonid dynasty, continues Carney,
women were 'far less prominent and ... initially there was an ethnic distinction
made between the previous inhabitants of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and
the ...

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351637

Category: History

Page: 696

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancient Macedonian history and material culture, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike. Features new, specially commissioned essays by leading and up-and-coming scholars in the field Examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman period and beyond Discusses the importance of art, archaeology and architecture All ancient sources are translated in English Each chapter includes bibliographical essays for further reading
Categories: History

A Companion to Hellenistic Literature

A Companion to Hellenistic Literature

Under the Achaemenid dynasty it had dominated the East for almost two
centuries and had long stirred the imagination of Greek observers. Yet, within a
few years it would have ceased to exist, defeated by a young Macedonian king
who ...

Author: James J. Clauss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405136792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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Offering unparalleled scope, A Companion to Hellenistic Literature in 30 newly commissioned essays explores the social and intellectual contexts of literature production in the Hellenistic period, and examines the relationship between Hellenistic and earlier literature. Provides a wide ranging critical examination of Hellenistic literature, including the works of well-respected poets alongside lesser-known historical, philosophical, and scientific prose of the period Explores how the indigenous literatures of Hellenized lands influenced Greek literature and how Greek literature influenced Jewish, Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Roman literary works
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

... the Achaemenid Persian Empire, even the Hellenized Macedonian rulers and
their associates took multiple wives (Ogden (1999), and above, Chapter 5).
Greeks abroad, however, did not necessarily adopt more relaxed customs:
marriage ...

Author: Beryl Rawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

The second one, Babylonia (610-539 BCE), immediately emerged from the ruins
of the Assyrian empire and fell heir to most of its territory. The third one, the
Persian or Achaemenid empire (539-331 BCE), replaced the Babylonian empire
 ...

Author: Daniel C. Snell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405137393

Category: History

Page: 560

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A Companion to the Ancient Near East offers students and general readers a comprehensive overview of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the conquests of Alexander the Great. Covers the civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Israelites and Persians Places particular emphasis on social and cultural history Covers the legacy of the Ancient Near East in the medieval and modern worlds Provides a useful bibliographical guide to this field of study
Categories: History

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

The study of the ancient Near East traditionally went up until the breakdown of
the Achaemenid Empire with the arrival of ... Egypt, Arabia, Syro-Palestine and
Iran, the Iranian and Anatolian plateaux and the coastal plains of the
Mediterranean.

Author: Edward Bispham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748627141

Category: History

Page: 616

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The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.
Categories: History

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Empire : The World of Ancient Persia Curtis , J. E. and J. E. Reade ( eds ) , Art (
London , 2005 ) . and Empire : Treasures from Assyria in Dandamayev , M. A. , A
Political History the British Museum ( New York , 1995 ) . of the Achaemenid ...

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369876

Category: History

Page: 288

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Presents a survey of the empires of Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China between 1600 B.C and 500 A.D.
Categories: History

A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art

They first appear at around 500 BC and the style outlasts the Achaemenid
Empire. The high-backed scaraboid is the favorite shape, the pale-blue or gray
chalcedony the favorite material. Depicted are Persians, men hunting or fighting,
women ...

Author: Tyler Jo Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118273371

Category: Art

Page: 888

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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique
Categories: Art

Brill s Companion to Alexander the Great

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 ...

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004217553

Category: History

Page: 436

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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.
Categories: History

The British Museum

The British Museum

A-Z companion Marjorie Caygill ... The Achaemenid Empire began in 550 bc
when the Persians under Cyrus the Great (r.550-530 bt ) overthrew Astyages,
King of ... The Persian Empire reached its greatest extent under Darius I (522-486
bc).

Author: Marjorie Caygill

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023595197

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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The British Museum A-Z Companion provides an entertaining and informative introduction to the objects in the collections of the British Museum, from Achaemenid silver to Ziwiye treasure, Alexander the Great to Jean-Antoine Watteau, through Greek vases, Japanese pottery, Nebuchadnezzar, Quezalcoatl, and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This companion includes more than three hundred entries, with each chosen object or theme fully described and illustrated in colour; most entries also include suggestions for further reading on the subject. The British Museum A-Z Companion is also comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced, making it a useful research tool for all those interested in what has often been called "the world's greatest museum of mankind's history."
Categories: Reference

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

The assassination in 465 B.C. of Xerxes I was a pivotal point in the Persian
Achaemenid history. The reigns of his successors were marred by many revolts,
harem intrigues, and court corruption. The loss of Egypt to the empire during the
reign ...

Author: Professor of Anthropology Brian M Fagan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:49015002846633

Category: Religion

Page: 844

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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings
Categories: Religion

Timelines of World History

Timelines of World History

The Lion Hunt mosaic , from the Palace of Pella , may depict Hephaestion ,
Alexander's favorite companion . 333 Persian king , Darius III is ... His victory at
Gaugamela brings Achaemenid Persian empire to an end . 330 Alexander's army
 ...

Author: John B. Teeple

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002837020

Category: History

Page: 666

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Traces the progress of humankind from the dawn of history to the present day, chronicling major historical events, cultural milestones, technological inventions, geographical changes, and key historical figures.
Categories: History