IMPERIAL MATTER ANCIENT PERSIA AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EMPIRES

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Imperial Matter

Author : Lori Khatchadourian
ISBN : 9780520964952
Genre : Architecture
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.
Category: Architecture

Imperial Matter

Author : Lori Khatchadourian
ISBN : 9780520290525
Genre : Social Science
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.
Category: Social Science

Empire Authority And Autonomy In Achaemenid Anatolia

Author : Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre
ISBN : 9781316347881
Genre : Social Science
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The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 BCE) was a vast and complex sociopolitical structure that encompassed much of modern-day Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan and included two dozen distinct peoples who spoke different languages, worshipped different deities, lived in different environments and had widely differing social customs. This book offers a radical new approach to understanding the Achaemenid Persian Empire and imperialism more generally. Through a wide array of textual, visual and archaeological material, Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre shows how the rulers of the Empire constructed a system flexible enough to provide for the needs of different peoples within the confines of a single imperial authority and highlights the variability in response. This book examines the dynamic tensions between authority and autonomy across the Empire, providing a valuable new way of considering imperial structure and development.
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Fitful Histories And Unruly Publics

Author : Adam T. Smith
ISBN : 9004324976
Genre : History
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Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics re-examines the relationship between Eurasia s past and present, demonstrating that social life in ancient Eurasia was considerably more unruly than research has traditionally allowed."
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Universal Empire

Author : Peter Fibiger Bang
ISBN : 9781107022676
Genre : History
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This book explores the aspiration to universal, imperial rule across Eurasian history from antiquity to the eighteenth century.
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The Great Empires Of The Ancient World

Author : Thomas Harrison
ISBN : 0892369876
Genre : History
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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.
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Writing Self Writing Empire

Author : Rajeev Kinra
ISBN : 9780520961685
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or Munshi, Chandar Bhan 'Brahman' (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia. Chandar Bhan's life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb 'Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the 'Great Mughals' whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire's power, territorial reach, and global influence"--Provided by publisher.
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The Archaeology Of Imperial Landscapes

Author : Bleda S. Düring
ISBN : 9781107189706
Genre : History
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This book examines the poorly understood transformations in rural landscapes and societies that formed the backbone of ancient empires.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Iranian History

Author : Touraj Daryaee
ISBN : 9780199732159
Genre : History
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This handbook is a guide to Iran's complex history. The book emphasizes the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past.
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Persian Fire

Author : Tom Holland
ISBN : 9780307386984
Genre : History
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.
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