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FROM SAMARKHAND TO SARDIS A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire

Sherwin-White, Susan & Amélie Kuhrt

ISBN 10: 071562413X / ISBN 13: 9780715624135
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Company, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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DJ has tiny tears to corners (1/2 cm). DJ spine slightly discolored. DJ has minor shelfwear. Small white dots to back board else Fine. Inscribed to Fergus Millar from the editors. ; 261 pages; The empire created by Alexander the Great's general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states: yet this is the first substantial treatment of Seleucid history to appear for fifty years. The authors approach this important and successful state from new perspectives, seeing it as part of the Middle Eastern world rather than solely in Greco-Roman terms, and arguing that the Seleucid state is best understood as heir to the great Achaemenid Persian empire and earlier Middle Eastern states. They investigate the economies, social structures, political systems, and cultures of the many peoples making up the empire, and analyze, in the context of colonialism and imperialism, such evidence as exists for cultural changes, including Hellenization. The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important documents that have been recently discovered. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and all readers with an interest in Hellenistic and Middle Eastern history. ; Signed by Editors. Seller Inventory # 7246

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Title: FROM SAMARKHAND TO SARDIS A New Approach to ...

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Company

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The empire created by Alexander the Great's general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states: yet this is the first substantial treatment of Seleucid history to appear for fifty years. The authors approach this important and successful state from new perspectives, seeing it as part of the Middle Eastern world rather than solely in Greco-Roman terms, and arguing that the Seleucid state is best understood as heir to the great Achaemenid Persian empire and earlier Middle Eastern states. They investigate the economies, social structures, political systems, and cultures of the many peoples making up the empire, and analyze, in the context of colonialism and imperialism, such evidence as exists for cultural changes, including Hellenization. The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important documents that have been recently discovered. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and all readers with an interest in Hellenistic and Middle Eastern history.

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Susan Sherwin-White is Honorary Research Associate of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.Amélie Kuhrt is Reader in Ancient Near Eastern History at University College, London.

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