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Imperial matter : ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires

Author: Lori Khatchadourian
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Khatchadourian, Lori, 1975-
Imperial matter.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015044540
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Khatchadourian
ISBN: 9780520964952 0520964950 0520290526 9780520290525
OCLC Number: 932302631
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Satrapal condition --
2. Where things stand --
3. Imperial matter --
4. From captives to delegates --
5. Delegates and proxies in the Dahyu Armenia --
6. Going underground: affiliates, proxies, and delegates at Tsaghkahovit --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires
Responsibility: Lori Khatchadourian.

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What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? The author argues that things - from everyday objects to monumental buildings - profoundly shape  Read more...

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