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Beyond The River : New Perspectives - ;Sapin, Elayi

Beyond The River

New Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781850756781

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Here is a blueprint for a new interdisciplinary approach that decompartmentalizes disciplines for the study of this district of the Achaemenid Empire including Syria, Phoenicia, Palestine and Cyprus. Remarkable cultural evolutions and changes in this area need closer study: the introduction of coinage and the coin economy, the sources of tension over problems of power and identity, the emergence of city-states similar to the Greek city type, the development of mercenary armies, the opening up of the Western fringe of the Persian Empire to the Greek world. Completely new research initiatives can extensively modify the vision that classical and oriental specialists have traditionally formed of the history of the Persian Empire.

Abbreviationsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 13
Traditional Approachesp. 21
New Conditions for Researchp. 34
The Use of Computersp. 45
Towards Another Archaeologyp. 56
The Complementarity of Geo-Archaeologyp. 70
Of What Use Are Inscriptions?p. 85
Reading the Textual Sources Another Wayp. 97
Pottery and Tradep. 110
Numismatics and Economic Historyp. 123
A Specific Historical Sociologyp. 134
Central Authority and Local Authorities: A Matter of Perspectivep. 145
Conclusionp. 157
Glossaryp. 161
Bibliographyp. 167
Index of Referencesp. 185
Index of Authorsp. 187
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ISBN: 9781850756781
ISBN-10: 1850756783
Series: JSOT Supplement (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1