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The land of the elephant kings : space, territory, and ideology in the Seleucid Empire

Author: Paul J Kosmin
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Kosmin
ISBN: 0674986881 9780674986886
OCLC Number: 1028624877
Description: xv, 423 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Border --
India: diplomacy and ethnography at the Mauryan frontier --
Central Asia: nomads, ocean, and the desire for line --
Part II. Homeland --
Macedonia: from center to periphery --
Syria: diasporic imperialism --
Interlude: the Kingdom of Asia --
Part III. Movement --
Arrivals and departures --
The circulatory system --
Part IV. Colony --
King makes city --
City makes king.
Responsibility: Paul J. Kosmin.

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This fresh and thoroughly enjoyable account of the Seleucid kingdom is dedicated to understanding how one of the great states of the Hellenistic world was formed and how it actually worked. Although Read more...

 
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