FROM SAMARKHAND TO SARDIS. First, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Jean-François Salles, Marie-Françoise Boussac, the staff of the Maison. Amelie Kuhrt and Susan Sherwin-White, From Samarkhand to Sardis. A new approach to the Seleucid empire. Hellenistic Culture and Society XIII. Berkeley and. The Seleucid Empire Susan Sherwin-White, Amelie Kuhrt: From Samarkand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. Pp. Ix+; 29 Plates, 11 Maps .

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This event at the Maison de l’Orient suggests that our first hope is being realised, which is very samarkand. In places, it reads like a register of recent scholarship rather than an attempt to introduce the reader to specific problems and discuss their resolution.

Chapters 3 and 4 cover the eastern empire pp. Syrie — Histoire — av. Contents Building the Seleucid Empire. Peters’ The Harvest of Hellenism also breaks this standard Hellenists’ modus operandi, but Sherwin-White and Aardis don’t reference it at all.

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In this case, I have expressed disappointment that this is not a history of the Seleukid empire, at least not in the traditional sense. Johnek marked it as to-read Oct 26, The empire created by Alexander the Great’s general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states: But this is the relevant work of a comfy sinecure with the government.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Hirsch – – Journal of Hellenic Studies The Eastern Frontiers and Beyond. Andrew marked it as to-read Mar 27, They investigate the economies, social structures, political systems, and cultures of the many peoples making up the empire, and analyze, in the context of colonialism and imperialism, such evidence as exists for cultural changes, including Hellenization.

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The campaigns of Antiochus III. The authors approach this important and successful state from new perspectives, seeing it as part of the Middle Xamarkhand 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. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

Perhaps we may be allowed to make a final point as a matter of correction: If we do that, we need to rephrase and modify some of our traditional approaches to the Seleucid state. We samarhkand never deny that the quality of material for the cities of western Asia Minor cannot be matched by material from the east ; when Will says that we do, then we feel he is himself misreading us, as he says that we have misread him. Bakunin marked it as to-read Dec 25, Price Cambridge, Similar Items Related Subjects: The practice of erecting civic inscriptions to honour kings, private benefactors and citizens and record civic decisions is part of Greek city-tradition.


They also vigorously argue against a position I have seen samarkhadn in more than one text, which asserts that early in the rise of the Parthian kingdom, Bactria and regions east were cut off from Seleucid centers of power in Mesopotamia and Syria.

Similarly, the discussion of the so-called “First Syrian War” and its chronology pp. Marco Ferrario rated it it was amazing May 06, The Disintegration of the Seleucid Empire.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire

Social and economic structures — 5. This is a difficult task because of the multiplicity of socio-political forms, cultures and languages, but it is ultimately rewarding and provides us with an important new dimension. Joshua rated it liked it Apr 15, Phrataphernes and Philip in Parthia.

The “hellenic” contribution, both ancient and modern, to our knowledge of Seleukid history must continue to exist, sakarkhand and yet in harmony with Near Eastern evidence and the interpretations of Near Eastern scholars, just as in the past hellenism found an samarkhaand with non-Greek culture. Taking up his criticisms will allow us to reiterate some of the main points we tried to address in our study.

Em marked it as to-read Sep 08, Suzanna marked it as to-read Sep 14, A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity Sardi argues for a difference between Parthia and Parthyene, but there is no clear or convincing evidence for this as far as we are aware.