The Oxford Handbook Of Ancient Iran

Author : D. T. Potts
ISBN : 0190668660
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Iran's heritage is as varied as it is complex, and the archaeological, philological, and linguistic scholarship of the region has not been the focus of a comprehensive study for many decades. The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran provides up-to-date, authoritative essays on a wide range of topics extending from the earliest Paleolithic settlements in the Pleistocene era to the Arab conquest in the 7th century AD. The volume, authored by specialists based both inside and outside of Iran, is divided into sections covering prehistory, the Chalcolithic, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Achaemenid period, the Seleucid and Arsacid periods, the Sasanian period, and the Arab conquest. In addition, more specialized chapters are included which treat numismatics, religion, languages, political ideology, calendrics, the use of color, textiles, Sasanian silver and reliefs, and political relations with Rome and Byzantium. No other single volume covers as much of Iran's archaeology and history with the same degree of authority. Drawing on the results of the latest fieldwork in Iran and studies by scholars from around the world, this volume addresses a longstanding gap in the literature of the ancient Near East.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Iranian History

Author : Touraj Daryaee
ISBN : 9780199732159
Genre : History
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This handbook is a guide to Iran's complex history. The book emphasizes the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of Warfare In The Classical World

Author : Brian Campbell
ISBN : 9780195304657
Genre : History
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This Oxford Handbook gathers 38 leading historians to describe, analyze, and interpret warfare and its effects in classical Greece and Rome.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Cuneiform Culture

Author : Karen Radner
ISBN : 9780199557301
Genre : History
File Size : 68.96 MB
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An authoritative guide to the Ancient Middle East as seen through the lens of cuneiform writing, the writing system of ancient Mesopotamia. Written by a team of international scholars, with chapter bibliographies and numerous illustrations, the Handbook is a state-of-the-art guide to the discipline as well as offering pathways for future research.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of The Levant

Author : Margreet L. Steiner
ISBN : 9780199212972
Genre : History
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This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Unique in its treatment of the entire region, it offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the current state of the archaeology of the Levant within its larger cultural, historical, and socio-economic contexts. Written by leading scholars inthe field, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through Persian periods - a time span during which the Levant was often in close contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, andPersia. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference work for those interested in a contextualised archaeological account of this region, beginning with the tenth millennium BC 'agricultural revolution', until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of the Persian period.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Papyrology

Author : Roger S. Bagnall
ISBN : 9780195178388
Genre : Literary Collections
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Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw materials of writing to the languages used, from the history of papyrology to its future, and from practical help in reading papyri to frank opinions about the nature of the work of papyrologists. This volume, the first major reference work on papyrology written in English, takes account of the important changes experienced by the discipline within especially the last thirty years. Including new work by twenty-seven international experts and more than one hundred illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology will serve as an invaluable guide to the subject.
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The Oxford Handbook Of The State In The Ancient Near East And Mediterranean

Author : Peter Fibiger Bang
ISBN : 9780195188318
Genre : History
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Tracing the evolution of the state from its beginnings to the early Middle Ages, this comprehensive handbook focuses on key institutions and dynamics while providing accessible accounts of states and empires in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean.
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Die Macht Des Namens

Author : Karen Radner
ISBN : 3447053283
Genre : History
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Dieses Buch behandelt ein zentrales Konzept in der mesopotamischen Weltanschauung: den Namen als Grundbestandteil des Menschen, im Leben und nach dem Tod. Im Gegensatz zum organischen Korper ist der Name nicht den Regeln der Sterblichkeit unterworfen und bindet das Individuum auch nach dem Tode ans Diesseits. Um aber diese Form des Weiterlebens zu gewahrleisten, muss der Name so gut wie moglich - mundlich wie auch schriftlich ("geschriebener Name" = Inschrift) - verankert werden; der Bewahrung des Namens kommt deshalb uber die Rolle als Gliederungselement von Erinnerung hinaus die Funktion zu, seinen Trager am Leben zu erhalten.Damit versteht sich die Arbeit als ein Beitrag zum Umgang mit dem Tod, fur Mesopotamien ein kaum erforschtes Gebiet. Die diachrone Behandlung des Themas anhand von Keilschrifttexten aus dem 3. bis 1. vorchristlichen Jahrtausend zeigt, dass der Name als Mittel zum Selbsterhalt eine Konstante der altorientalischen Geisteswelt ist. Es gibt allerdings Entwicklungen, die sich am besten fur den "geschriebenen Namen" fassen lassen, fur dessen Konzeption einschneidende Veranderungen festzustellen sind: Der sich wandelnde Umgang mit dem Namen spiegelt den Wandel im Umgang mit Gegenwart, Vergangenheit und Zukunft in Mesopotamien wider.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Hellenic Studies

Author : George Boys-Stones
ISBN : 9780191608704
Genre : History
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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of Greek And Roman Coinage

Author : William E. Metcalf
ISBN : 9780199372188
Genre : Coins, Greek
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A large gap exists in the literature of ancient numismatics between general works intended for collectors and highly specialized studies addressed to numismatists. Indeed, there is hardly anything produced by knowledgeable numismatists that is easily accessible to the academic community at large or the interested lay reader. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will fill this gap by providing a systematic overview of the major coinages of the classical world. The Handbook begins with a general introduction by volume editor William E. Metcalf followed by an article establishing the history and role of scientific analysis in ancient numismatics. The subsequent thirty-two chapters, all written by an international group of distinguished scholars, cover a vast geography and chronology, beginning with the first evidence of coins in Western Asia Minor in the seventh century BCE and continuing up to the transformation of coinage at the end of the Roman Empire. In addition to providing the essential background and current research questions of each of the major coinages, the Handbook also includes articles on the application of numismatic evidence to the disciplines of archaeology, economic history, art history, and ancient history. With helpful appendices, a glossary of specialized terms, indices of mints, persons, and general topics, and nearly 900 illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage will be an indispensable resource for scholars and students of the classical world, as well as a stimulating reference for collectors and interested lay readers.
Category: Coins, Greek