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

Author: Paul J Kosmin
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking in the bulk of Alexander the Great's Asian conquests, the Seleucid Empire encompassed remarkable ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity; yet it did not include Macedonia, the dynasty's  Read more...

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Named Person: Seleucidi (Dinastia)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Kosmin
ISBN: 9780674728820 0674728823
OCLC Number: 894967823
Description: xv, 423 p. : ill. ; 24 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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It is a useful and bright introduction to Seleucid ideology, history, and position in the ancient world.--Jan P. Stronk"American Journal of Archaeology" (01/01/2016) This engaging book appeals to the Read more...

 
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