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Imperial matter : ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires

Author: Lori Khatchadourian
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Khatchadourian, Lori, 1975-
Imperial matter.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015049243
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Khatchadourian
ISBN: 9780520290525 0520290526
OCLC Number: 923796005
Description: xxxviii, 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The Satrapal condition --
Where things stand --
Imperial matter --
From captives to delegates --
Delegates and proxies in the Dahyu Armenia --
Going underground: affiliates, proxies, and delegates at Tsaghkahovit.
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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"The whole book is deeply informed, showing mastery of all kinds of archaeological evidence, with richly informative endnotes. . . . Those of us interested in the archaeology of the region and Read more...

 
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