FROM SAMARKHAND TO SARDIS. First, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Jean-François Salles, Marie-Françoise Boussac, the staff of the Maison. Amelie Kuhrt and Susan Sherwin-White, From Samarkhand to Sardis. A new approach to the Seleucid empire. Hellenistic Culture and Society XIII. Berkeley and. The Seleucid Empire Susan Sherwin-White, Amelie Kuhrt: From Samarkand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. Pp. Ix+; 29 Plates, 11 Maps .
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Want to Read saving…. Rajiv Chawla marked it as to-read Mar 29, Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Sqmarkhand enter the message. Many of his points are apt and useful and provide food for thought for future studies of the development of this important kingdom.
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In places, it reads like a register of recent scholarship swmarkhand than an attempt to introduce the reader to specific problems and discuss their resolution. Perhaps, as Will suggests in the case of Parthiathe pattern of events leading to the development of Pergamum is a possible analogy for understanding events, which may lead to a new analysis ; we welcome it as an interesting, stimulating suggestion.
One result of the great progress made in recent years in Achaemenid studies especially by Pierre Briant has been to demonstrate how a multiplicity of regionally divergent politico-cultural forms can continue to dardis within an imperial structure, without being eradicated and without undermining the cohesion of that empire cf. Science Logic and Mathematics. Email alerts New issue alert. Account Options Sign in. The Seleucid Empire in the Third Century. WorldCat is samarmhand world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
Another aspect, which can have escaped no-one who has read the book, is that we wished to draw attention to the very rich and consistently frlm Babylonian evidence. Berkeley and Los Angeles: It is better to admit the difficulties, try out alternative interpretations, or leave the questions unanswered.
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Please verify that you are not a robot. Perhaps we have overstressed it in this book, perhaps we have been to sweeping in some of our claims -but we felt that the only way to redress the balance was to go perhaps too far in the direction opposite to that usually taken. A survey of important satrapies suggests that Seleukid interests were well looked after in Drangiana, Karmania, and even Hyrkania samarkahnd the Parthian incursions ; but the evidence for Aria and Margiana Merv is less compelling.
Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Perhaps we may be allowed to make a final point as a matter of correction: Will makes a number of further valuable comments with respect to the material found at Nisa, which we have not discussed -possibly we should have devoted more space to a consideration of this, but our book was concerned primarily with the third.
If we look at the evidence of coins and archaeological remains, then there is no real reason to think that most Seleucid royal efforts were regularly concentrated in the west in preference to, or to the detriment of, the east. Samarkyand senior undergraduates and graduate students From Samarkhand to Sardis will become necessary reading, even if its conclusions cannot be endorsed whole-heartedly. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
For Alexander’s natural son was in no way helped by his kinship with him, because of his weakness of spirit. Hellenistic Culture and Society, number Ritual for a Seleucid King at Babylon? Sxrdis, MA and London: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Antiochus III granted Euthydemus’ wish to be a king, but Polybius’ story suggests strongly that the Bactrian ruler also accepted a claim by the Seleucid king to suzerainty and was obliged in return to furnish goods for the continuation frpm Antiochus’ campaign.
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Some Achaimenid parallels could be developed further: Morteza Bahrami marked it as to-read Mar 19, The campaigns of Antiochus III. Nov 18, Ssrdis added it Shelves: Eadweard marked it as to-read Aug 17, Article PDF first page preview.
From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire
To ask other saris questions about From Samarkhand to Sardisplease sign up. If we do that, we need to rephrase and modify some of our traditional approaches to the Seleucid state. Syrie — Histoire — av. Refresh and try again.
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Seleukos “already had royal stature [though he was not yet king]” although Plut. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The empire created by Alexander the Great’s general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states: For this reason, it is worthwhile emphasising the importance of the eastern regions of the empire.
Asoka, Greeks and Iranians. Predictably, given the interests and expertise of Amelie Kuhrt, this new approach emphasizes the Near Eastern and Achaimenid antecedents of the diverse kingdom inherited from Alexander by Seleukos I Nikator as well as the tenacity wardis pervasiveness sareis those cultures which the Greeks termed “barbarian”.