The Persian Empire from Cyrus II to Artaxerxes I

Author: Maria Brosius

Publisher: Lactor

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 99

View: 3874

A history of the Persian Empire and its rulers from c.620 to 424BC, based on a range of source material. Brosius ends this study with a general discussion of the organisation and administration of the Empire and its religious aspects. Also includes an index of people and gods, extensive notes on sources and lists of authors and texts, maps, family tree, calendrical and chronological information.

China Goes to Sea

Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective

Author: Andew Erickson,Lyle Goldstein

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 161251152X

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 359

China's turn toward the sea is evident in its stunning rise in global shipbuilding markets, its expanding merchant marine, its wide reach of offshore energy exploration, its growing fishing fleet, and its increasingly modern navy. This comprehensive assessment of China's potential as a genuine maritime power is both unbiased and apolitical. Unlike other works that view China in isolation, it places China in a larger world historical context. The authors, all authorities on their historical eras, examine cases of attempted maritime transformation through the ages, from the Persian Empire to the Soviet Union, and determine the reasons for success or failure.

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369874

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1145

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

Dimensions of Yahwism in the Persian Period

Studies in the Religion and Society of the Judaean Community at Elephantine

Author: Gard Granerød

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110453177

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 7713

What was Judaean religion in the Persian period like? Is it necessary to use the Bible to give an answer to the question? Among other things the study argues that • the religion practiced in the 5th c. BCE Elephantine community and which is reflected in the so-called Elephantine documents represent a well-attested manifestation of lived Persian period Yahwism, • as religio-historical sources, the Elephantine documents reveal more about the actual religious practice of the Elephantine Judaeans than what the highly edited and canonised texts of the Bible reveal about the religious practice of the contemporary Yahwistic coreligionists in Judah, and • the image of the Elephantine Judaism emerging from the Elephantine documents can revise the canonised image of Judaean religion in the Persian period (cf. A. Assmann). The Elephantine Yahwism should not be interpreted within a framework dependent upon theological, conceptual and spatial concepts alien to it, such as biblical ones. The study proposes an alternative framework by approaching the Elephantine documents on the basis of N. Smart’s multidimensional model of religion. Elephantine should not be exotified but brought to the very centre of any discussion of the history of Judaism.

Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars

Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Author: Emma Bridges,Edith Hall,P. J. Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199279675

Category: History

Page: 453

View: 5008

An exploration of the enormous impact that the Persian Wars, fought in the fifth century BC, have had on Western ideas of history, liberty, resistance, and national identity. Sixteen internationally acclaimed classical scholars discuss treatments of these famous wars in art, theatre, philosophy, poetry, biography, and modern cinema and fiction.

The Persians

Author: Maria Brosius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134359845

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 683

The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus material, Maria Brosius explores the history of Persia, and brings a new understanding of Persian society and culture and the structures on which these empires were built: the king and his court; religion and culture; art and architecture. From the lands of Egypt to the Indus River, from the Russian Steppes to the Indian Ocean, Brosius has provided an up-to-date account of the three empires of pre-Islamic Iran, and discussing key topics such as women, religion and art and architecture, she presents a clear survey of the history of these empires. Providing additional reading references along with frequent source citations, students of ancient Persia will find this an invaluable addition to their course studies.

Persian Responses

Political and Cultural Interaction With(in) the Achaemenid Empire

Author: Christopher Tuplin

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 2818

In this taster of the variety of subject matter within Achaemenid studies the broad theme of political and cultural interaction reflecting the empire's diversity and the nature of the sources for its history is illustrated in 14 chapters.

The Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019160500X

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 2578

'The greatest historian that ever lived' Such was Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. Thucydides himself was a participant in the war; to his history he brings an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of his own work Thucydides wrote: 'I shall be content if [my history] is judged useful by those who will want to have a clear understanding of what happened - and, such is the human condition, will happen again ... It was composed as a permanent legacy, not a showpiece for a single hearing.' So it has proved. Of the prose writers of Greece and Rome Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This new edition combines a masterly translation with comprehensive supporting material. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Forgotten empire

the world of ancient Persia

Author: John Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 8235

"This catalogue provides a unique insight into the wealth and splendour of Persian society - its magnificent palaces, exquisite craftsmanship and sophisticated administration. As the palace was central to imperial life, the objects illustrated are grouped in themes within a palatial context, the remains from the royal sites of Susa and Persepolis providing the major focus. Included are sections on gold jewellery, luxury tableware, religious and burial customs, and transport and commerce. Also discussed is the expansion of the Persian Empire, including the Graeco-Persian Wars, and the rediscovery of Ancient Persia."--BOOK JACKET.

The Arjan Tomb

At the Crossroads Between the Elamite and the Persian Empires

Author: Javier Álvarez-Mon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 850

View: 9193

Based on the evidence provided by the Arjan tomb and its exceptional grave goods, the present study offers a comprehensive new analysis of the artistic characteristics of late Neo-Elamite Empire, and, by the same token, it seeks to provide a new foundation for the genesis of the art of the Achaemenid Persian world.

Thermopylae

The Battle that Changed the World

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 2249

An account of the 480 B.C. battle between the Persian forces of King Xerxes and the Spartans under King Leonidas links the battle's events and outcome to today's world, explaining how the invasion of Europe redefined international culture and class organization.

Aeschylus, Persians

Author: David Rosenbloom

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

ISBN: 9780715632864

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 3338

Aeschylus' Persians is the earliest extant Greek tragedy and sole surviving historical tragedy

Talanta

Proceedings of the Dutch Archaeological and Historical Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789072067135

Category: History, Ancient

Page: N.A

View: 6235

Alexander the Great

The Truth Behind the Myth

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475541

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1030

At eighteen Alexander had conquered mainland Greece, was crowned King of Macedonia at twenty and by twenty-six he had made himself master of the once mighty Persian Empire. By the time of his death, aged only thirty-three, in 323BCE he was ruler of the known world and was being worshipped as a god by the Greeks, both at Babylon, where he died, and further west, among the Greek cities of the Asiatic seaboard. The fruit of a lifetime’s scholarship and meticulous research, this is an outstanding biography of one of the most remarkable rulers in history. 'A hugely impressive portrait of a towering but enigmatic figure' Saul David, Sunday Telegraph 'A revealing, often enthralling search . . . [a] restless, exhilarating book' Observer 'Fascinating . . . blends all the pleasures of Hollywood epic with those of a subtle and deeply intriguing detective tale' Tom Holland, author of Rubicon 'Alexander the Great provides an endless fount both of amazement and of speculation. This gripping book examines the legends as well as the life. Most interestingly, it invites the reader to participate in the difficult task of separating the fact from the fiction' Norman Davies At eighteen Alexander had conquered mainland Greece, was crowned King of Macedonia at twenty and by twenty-six he had made himself master of the once mighty Persian Empire. By the time of his death, aged only thirty-three, in 323BCE he was ruler of the known world and was being worshipped as a god by the Greeks, both at Babylon, where he died, and further west, among the Greek cities of the Asiatic seaboard. The fruit of a lifetime’s scholarship and meticulous research, this is an outstanding biography of one of the most remarkable rulers in history. 'A hugely impressive portrait of a towering but enigmatic figure' Saul David, Sunday Telegraph 'A revealing, often enthralling search . . . [a] restless, exhilarating book' Observer 'Fascinating . . . blends all the pleasures of Hollywood epic with those of a subtle and deeply intriguing detective tale' Tom Holland, author of Rubicon 'Alexander the Great provides an endless fount both of amazement and of speculation. This gripping book examines the legends as well as the life. Most interestingly, it invites the reader to participate in the difficult task of separating the fact from the fiction' Norman Davies

JACT Review

The Journal of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

View: 9180

Plutarchs Vita Des Artaxerxes

Author: Carsten Binder

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110202694

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 4840

The work presented here is a historical commentary on an ancient biography of one of the Persian Great Kings (Artaxerxes II, reigned 404-359 BC). The author was the Greek scholar Plutarch (c. AD 45-120). The aim of the commentary is to make the text, which was written some 500 years after the events described, accessible as a source to the modern historian.

Jenseits von Eden

Roman

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423108102

Category: Brothers

Page: 728

View: 1184

Von der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts bis zum Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs reicht die Zeitspanne, die diese große amerikanische Familiensaga umfaßt. Sie erzählt die Geschichte der Trasks und der Hamiltons: die Geschichte von Charles und Adam, den ungleichen Brüdern, die um die Liebe ihres Vaters buhlen und den Reizen derselben Frau erliegen. Von eben jener Cathy, die ihren Mann und die neugeborenen Zwillinge verlässt, um sich ihren Lebensunterhalt in einem Bordell zu verdienen. Und von Aron und Caleb, ihren beiden Söhnen, deren spannungsgeladenes Verhältnis in einer moderen Version des biblischen Kainsmythos gipfelt.

Western Civilization to 1500

The Continuing Experiment

Author: Thomas F. X. Noble

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618432790

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 3491

Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.

Noble-Western Civilization

The Continuing Experiment

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618432776

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 322

Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.