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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Harvard University Press, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource Document Type: Xenophon and the Persian Empire. Selected pages Title Page. Gavin marked it as to-read Aug 26, Problems of control were encountered in both regions, and efforts to counteract them were made in both. Will makes a number of further valuable comments with respect to the frrom found at Nisa, which we have not discussed -possibly we should sardsi devoted more space to a consideration of this, but our book was concerned primarily with the third.

We also hoped to shift the debate into new arenas on two aspects that have exercised hellenistic historians. University of California Pr Amazon. Open Preview See a Problem? Our French is not perfect, but the sense of the passage seems to us quite unmistakable.

Drom aspect that we consider crucial in studying the Seleucid kingdom is that it is an empire embracing many disparate territories and peoples.

Introduction to the question. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. As indicated in the “Preface” ixthe preliminary work on seven of the book’s eight chapters was done by Sherwin-White and intended for Methuen’s “Classical Civilizations” series edited by Fergus Millar.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire

Secondly, Will denies the promotion feom trade by the Seleucids. We happen to know rather more about the west, but we are not in a position to say at any point that the Seleucid kings thought recurring problems of frontier-relations with, for example, the Ptolemies were more important or more central to their interests and concerns than managing relations with the Mauryan state or dealing with nomadic threats in Central Asia.


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Johnek samrakhand it as to-read Oct 26, Please enter your name. It will be of interest to students, Trom and general readers, as well as to specialists. Berkeley and Los Angeles: It is neither descent literally, ‘nature’ nor legitimacy lit.

It should therefore not perhaps be surprising that it is precisely in the old Greek cities of western Asia Minor that most of the Greek epigraphic material is found.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire by Susan Sherwin-White

Oct samarkgand, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: To appreciate the Seleucid empire fully we need to understand and take into account the history of the many different states of the Near East embraced by it. 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 samarkband that sarddis Seleucid state is best understood as heir to the great Achaemenid.

Finally, our aim was to stress the length of time that the Seleucids controlled, with difficulty -yes, but also with considerable success, a very large and disparate territory.

Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Will argues for a difference between Parthia and Parthyene, but there is no clear or convincing evidence for this as far as we are aware. The formation of new political units within the empire. Szrdis, in our view his criticisms do not undermine the main points we are making.


Certainly, that is how it is presented in the inscription, but it is surely likely that any such activity would have a marked effect on other economic and trading enterprises -how would the temple benefit otherwise? Geschichte — v.

Your rating has been recorded. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. From Samarkhand to Sardis promises “a new approach”, and in many ways it delivers on that promise. Trivia About From Samarkhand t To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It didn’t take long before Alexander’s generals began to fight for their piece of the pie, and Alexander’s relatives – including his son, Alexander IV, who was born not long after his father’s death – were used as pawns and soon died lamentable deaths at the hands of their self-proclaimed “protectors. For senior undergraduates and graduate students From Samarkhand to Sardis will become necessary reading, even if its conclusions cannot be endorsed samagkhand.

Aspects of Seleucid Royal Ideology. Asoka, Greeks and Iranians. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But this book is written in dialogue with other experts and is likely not the best place to start an examination of the topic.

State or province government publication: Hellenism in the East: The Friendship of the Barbarians: The result has been to focus attention on that area, and equate absence of, or silence in, the sources with an absence of events and a concomitant lack of interest by the Seleucid rulers in their eastern territories. From Samarkhand to Sardis: