skip to content
From Samarkhand to Sardis : a new approach to the Seleucid Empire Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

From Samarkhand to Sardis : a new approach to the Seleucid Empire

Author: Susan M Sherwin-White; Amélie Kuhrt
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: Hellenistic culture and society, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Sherwin-White; Amélie Kuhrt
ISBN: 0520081838 9780520081833
OCLC Number: 26263528
Description: ix, 261 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Building the Seleucid Empire. From satrap to king. The scope of the empire by c. 300. Consolidation and colonisation. Seleucus' last years: the acquisition of Asia Minor. Creating a dynastic identity. Conserving Seleucus' heritage: Antiochus I --
2. The Seleucid Empire in the Third Century. Defining the Seleucid state. Administration and bureaucracy. Relations between the centre and the constituent elements. The Seleucid war machine. 'Temple-states'. Communications. Coinage. Trade. The king and the economy --
3. The Seleucid Empire in Iran and South-West Central Asia. Western Iran: Media and Persis. Mia. Drangiana. Hyrcania. Margiana. Parthia --
4. The Eastern Frontiers and Beyond. Late fourth- and third-century India and the Greeks. The Mauryan state. Asoka, Greeks and Iranians. Bactria. Transoxiana and beyond. The revolt of Bactria. Social and economic structures --
5. Kings and Kingship. Formulating kingship. Legitimacy and the dynastic factor. The ideology of kingship. Power and patronage. Loyalism and resistance --
6. Colonialism and Imperialism: aspects of the problem of 'hellenisation' and Greek interactions with non-Greek civilisations in the Seleucid empire. Introduction to the question. The case of Babylonia. Royal policies and colonial activity. Seleucid colonies: literary representations and archaeological remains. Sardis and its transformation. 'Hellenisation': real or apparent? --
7. Antiochus III: imperialist and warrior. Armenia in the third century. The campaigns of Antiochus III. Royal state cults. The Seleucid conflict with Rome --
8. The Disintegration of the Seleucid Empire. Roman intervention. The growth of Parthian power. The formation of new political units within the empire. 'Decadence' --
Chronology of Seleucid and Parthian Kings --
The Seleucid Family in the Third Century.
Series Title: Hellenistic culture and society, 13.
Responsibility: Susan Sherwin-White & Amélie Kuhrt.
More information:

Abstract:

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 analyse, in the context of colonialism and imperialism, such evidence as exists for cultural changes, including Hellenisation. The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important documents, Greek and non-Greek, that have been recently discovered. It will be of interest to students,

Teachers and general readers, as well as to specialists.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26263528> # From Samarkhand to Sardis : a new approach to the Seleucid Empire
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "26263528" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Place/berkeley> ; # Berkeley
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/seleucides> ; # Séleucides
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1111439> ; # Seleucids
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Place/seleukidenreich> ; # Seleukidenreich.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/939.43/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Place/syria> ; # Syria
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/seleucids> ; # Seleucids
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/geschichte_333_v_ch_634> ; # Geschichte--333 v. Ch.-634
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Event/333_b_c_634_a_d> ; # 333 B.C.-634 A.D
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/syria_history_333_b_c_634_a_d> ; # Syria--History--333 B.C.-634 A.D
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/seleuciden> ; # Seleuciden
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1208757> ; # Syria.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Place/syrie> ; # Syrie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/109996479> ; # Amélie Kuhrt
    schema:copyrightYear "1993" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/93770785> ; # Susan M. Sherwin-White
    schema:datePublished "1993" ;
    schema:description "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 analyse, in the context of colonialism and imperialism, such evidence as exists for cultural changes, including Hellenisation. The book makes accessible the great variety of new and important documents, Greek and non-Greek, that have been recently discovered. It will be of interest to students,"@en ;
    schema:description "1. Building the Seleucid Empire. From satrap to king. The scope of the empire by c. 300. Consolidation and colonisation. Seleucus' last years: the acquisition of Asia Minor. Creating a dynastic identity. Conserving Seleucus' heritage: Antiochus I -- 2. The Seleucid Empire in the Third Century. Defining the Seleucid state. Administration and bureaucracy. Relations between the centre and the constituent elements. The Seleucid war machine. 'Temple-states'. Communications. Coinage. Trade. The king and the economy -- 3. The Seleucid Empire in Iran and South-West Central Asia. Western Iran: Media and Persis. Mia. Drangiana. Hyrcania. Margiana. Parthia -- 4. The Eastern Frontiers and Beyond. Late fourth- and third-century India and the Greeks. The Mauryan state. Asoka, Greeks and Iranians. Bactria. Transoxiana and beyond. The revolt of Bactria. Social and economic structures -- 5. Kings and Kingship. Formulating kingship. Legitimacy and the dynastic factor. The ideology of kingship. Power and patronage. Loyalism and resistance -- 6. Colonialism and Imperialism: aspects of the problem of 'hellenisation' and Greek interactions with non-Greek civilisations in the Seleucid empire. Introduction to the question. The case of Babylonia. Royal policies and colonial activity. Seleucid colonies: literary representations and archaeological remains. Sardis and its transformation. 'Hellenisation': real or apparent? -- 7. Antiochus III: imperialist and warrior. Armenia in the third century. The campaigns of Antiochus III. Royal state cults. The Seleucid conflict with Rome -- 8. The Disintegration of the Seleucid Empire. Roman intervention. The growth of Parthian power. The formation of new political units within the empire. 'Decadence' -- Chronology of Seleucid and Parthian Kings -- The Seleucid Family in the Third Century."@en ;
    schema:description "Teachers and general readers, as well as to specialists."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/28806122> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Series/hellenistic_culture_and_society> ; # Hellenistic culture and society ;
    schema:name "From Samarkhand to Sardis : a new approach to the Seleucid Empire"@en ;
    schema:productID "26263528" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/26263528#PublicationEvent/berkeley_university_of_california_press_1993> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Agent/university_of_california_press> ; # University of California Press
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780520081833.pdf> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520081833> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/26263528> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Agent/university_of_california_press> # University of California Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of California Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Event/333_b_c_634_a_d> # 333 B.C.-634 A.D
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "333 B.C.-634 A.D" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Place/seleukidenreich> # Seleukidenreich.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Seleukidenreich." ;
    schema:name "Seleukidenreich" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Series/hellenistic_culture_and_society> # Hellenistic culture and society ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26263528> ; # From Samarkhand to Sardis : a new approach to the Seleucid Empire
    schema:name "Hellenistic culture and society ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/geschichte_333_v_ch_634> # Geschichte--333 v. Ch.-634
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Geschichte--333 v. Ch.-634"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28806122#Topic/syria_history_333_b_c_634_a_d> # Syria--History--333 B.C.-634 A.D
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Syria--History--333 B.C.-634 A.D"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1111439> # Seleucids
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Seleucids"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1208757> # Syria.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Syria." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/109996479> # Amélie Kuhrt
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1944" ;
    schema:familyName "Kuhrt" ;
    schema:givenName "Amélie" ;
    schema:name "Amélie Kuhrt" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/93770785> # Susan M. Sherwin-White
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Sherwin-White" ;
    schema:givenName "Susan M." ;
    schema:name "Susan M. Sherwin-White" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520081833>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0520081838" ;
    schema:isbn "9780520081833" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.