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Karia and the Hekatomnids : The creation of a dynasty - Anne Marie Carstens

Karia and the Hekatomnids

The creation of a dynasty

Paperback Published: 15th June 2009
ISBN: 9781407304236
Number Of Pages: 170

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On the specific level, this work is an enquiry into Karia (south-western Turkey) and the Hekatomnids in the 4th century BC, a Persian satrapy and its political strategies expressed in its state monuments. On the general level, this is a study of divine kingship, on the creation of a national or shared identity, on acculturation and colonialism: thereby also on globalization. The result may be characterized as an ethnological dissertation on a topic of ancient history elucidated through archaeological analyses. The monograph examines how the Hekatomnids created a successful and prosperous dynasty, providing a lesson on how to enact, stage, and maintain power, by an active use of style and cultural affiliations. It is a study of the formation of an iconography of royal ideology (in its broadest sense) in the Hekatomnid dynasty of the 4th century BC, exploring the nature of power, ethnicity, and acculturation. Above all, the study narrates the story from the perspective of Karia as Karian - a landscape and people like other landscapes and peoples formed by its geographical, geopolitical, and cultural position.

ISBN: 9781407304236
ISBN-10: 1407304232
Series: Bar S
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 15th June 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.69 x 21.01  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.56

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