Aspects of Empire in Achaemenid Sardis

Aspects of Empire in Achaemenid Sardis

by Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre
     
 

ISBN-10: 052181071X

ISBN-13: 9780521810715

Pub. Date: 06/09/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Achaemenid empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.) was the first world empire, founded by Cyrus II in Southwest Iran and lower Mesopotamia. Populated by peoples of different backgrounds, languages and cultures, the empire's challenge was to construct a system that would provide for the needs of all groups. Focusing on Sardis (a regional capital in western Anatolia), the book

Overview

The Achaemenid empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.) was the first world empire, founded by Cyrus II in Southwest Iran and lower Mesopotamia. Populated by peoples of different backgrounds, languages and cultures, the empire's challenge was to construct a system that would provide for the needs of all groups. Focusing on Sardis (a regional capital in western Anatolia), the book documents how the administration successfully annexed the region and its populace into the Persian Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810715
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2003
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Sardis in the Achaemenid empire; 2. Textual sources and the effects of empire; 3. The urban structure of Achaemenid Sardis: monuments and meaning; 4. The urban structure of Achaemenid Sardis: sculpture and society; 5. Inscriptions: Sardians in their own words; 6. Mortuary evidence: dead and living societies; 7. Personal signifiers: Sealstones; 8. Achaemenid bowls: ceramic assemblages and the non-elite; 9. Conclusion: Imperialism and Achaemenid Sardis; Appendices; References; Index.

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