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The Resource Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE
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Ancient Persia
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a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE
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Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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eng
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"The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r. 522-486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview of the Achaemenid period while considering the manifold interpretive problems historians face in constructing and understanding its history. This book offers a Persian perspective even when relying on Greek textual sources and archaeological evidence. Waters situates the story of the Achaemenid Persians in the context of their predecessors in the mid-first millennium BCE and through their successors after the Macedonian conquest, constructing a compelling narrative of how the empire retained its vitality for more than two hundred years (c. 550-330 BCE) and left a massive imprint on Middle Eastern as well as Greek and European history."--Back cover
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DLC
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illustrations
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index present
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DS281
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.W38 2014
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-229) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Assyria
  • B.
  • Chronological chart of Achaemenid Persian kings ;
  • C.
  • Lineages of the Achaemenid royal family ;
  • D.
  • Further readings
  • Babylonia
  • Anatolian kingdoms
  • The Medes
  • 3.
  • Persia rising: a new empire
  • Cyrus I in an Elamite-Persian milieu
  • The fall of Assyria and its aftermath
  • Cyrus' conquest of the Medes
  • Cyrus' conquest of Lydia and Ionia
  • I.
  • Cyrus in Eastern Iran and Central Asia
  • Cyrus' conquest of Babylonia
  • Images of Cyrus
  • Cyrus in the Greek traditions
  • Back to Anshan
  • 4.
  • From Cyrus to Darius I: empire in transition
  • Death of Cyrus
  • King Cambyses
  • Cambyses' invasion of Egypt
  • Tracking an empire
  • The death of Cambyses and the crisis of 522 BCE
  • The Bisitun inscription of Darius I
  • Herodotus' version of Darius' accession (3.61-88)
  • Comparisons
  • Fission or fusion?
  • Appendix: Darius' war for the succession
  • 5.
  • Darius, the great king
  • Darius triumphant, Bisitun revisited
  • Consolidation and expansion
  • The physical environment
  • The Scythian-Danube expedition
  • Darius and the Aegean periphery
  • The Ionian revolt
  • Darius' second Aegean campaign and the Battle of Marathon
  • 6.
  • Mechanics of empire
  • Kings, queens, and the Royal Court
  • Administration of the empire
  • Tribute to the king and coins
  • Satraps and provincial personnel
  • Why "Achaemenid"?
  • The Persepolis tablets: Persian administration, economy, and stratification
  • The Persian army
  • Communication networks: the royal road
  • 7.
  • Xerxes, the expander of the realm
  • The death of Darius and the accession of Xerxes
  • Xerxes' royal inscriptions
  • Xerxes and the invasion of Greece: sources and problems
  • Medism
  • Earth and water
  • 2.
  • The invasion of Greece
  • The Aegean front and the Athenian problem
  • 8.
  • Anatomy of empire
  • Royal capitals
  • Achaemenid royal ideology
  • Achaemenid religion
  • 9.
  • Empire at large: from the death of Xerxes to Darius II
  • Palace intrigue and the assassination of Xerxes
  • Forerunners of the Achaemenids: the first half of the first millennium BCE
  • Reign of Artaxerxes I
  • Ezra and Nehemiah: discontent in the Levant
  • Revisiting the northwestern front: Persian-Greek interchange
  • From Artaxerxes I to Darius II
  • The Murashu archive: land management practices in Achaemenid Babylonia
  • Excursus: Achaemenid throne names
  • Darius II and dynastic continuity
  • Opportunity on the northwestern front
  • 10.
  • Maintaining empire: Artaxerxes II and Artaxerxes III
  • Iranians into Iran
  • The death of Darius II and the accession of Artaxerxes II
  • The war between the brothers
  • Aftermath of the rebellion
  • Royal inscriptions of Artaxerxes II
  • Persia triumphant: the northwestern front
  • Cyprus and the Egyptian problem
  • Egypt in revolt and the Arshama archive
  • Revolts in Anatolia
  • From Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III: another succession crisis
  • Inscriptions and reign of Artaxerxes III
  • Elam
  • 11.
  • Twilight of the Achaemenids
  • The death of Artaxerxes III, reign of Artaxerxes IV, and accession of Darius III
  • Macedon rising
  • Sources and problems
  • The invasion begins: battles of Granicus (May 334 BCE) and Issus (November 333 BCE) and Alexander's operations in Asia Minor
  • The loss of Egypt, the battle of Gaugamela, and the surrender of Babylon and Susa (332-331 BCE)
  • The defense of Parsa
  • Appendixes : A.
  • Timeline ;
Control code
852958063
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107009608
Lccn
2013027356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852958063
Label
Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Assyria
  • B.
  • Chronological chart of Achaemenid Persian kings ;
  • C.
  • Lineages of the Achaemenid royal family ;
  • D.
  • Further readings
  • Babylonia
  • Anatolian kingdoms
  • The Medes
  • 3.
  • Persia rising: a new empire
  • Cyrus I in an Elamite-Persian milieu
  • The fall of Assyria and its aftermath
  • Cyrus' conquest of the Medes
  • Cyrus' conquest of Lydia and Ionia
  • I.
  • Cyrus in Eastern Iran and Central Asia
  • Cyrus' conquest of Babylonia
  • Images of Cyrus
  • Cyrus in the Greek traditions
  • Back to Anshan
  • 4.
  • From Cyrus to Darius I: empire in transition
  • Death of Cyrus
  • King Cambyses
  • Cambyses' invasion of Egypt
  • Tracking an empire
  • The death of Cambyses and the crisis of 522 BCE
  • The Bisitun inscription of Darius I
  • Herodotus' version of Darius' accession (3.61-88)
  • Comparisons
  • Fission or fusion?
  • Appendix: Darius' war for the succession
  • 5.
  • Darius, the great king
  • Darius triumphant, Bisitun revisited
  • Consolidation and expansion
  • The physical environment
  • The Scythian-Danube expedition
  • Darius and the Aegean periphery
  • The Ionian revolt
  • Darius' second Aegean campaign and the Battle of Marathon
  • 6.
  • Mechanics of empire
  • Kings, queens, and the Royal Court
  • Administration of the empire
  • Tribute to the king and coins
  • Satraps and provincial personnel
  • Why "Achaemenid"?
  • The Persepolis tablets: Persian administration, economy, and stratification
  • The Persian army
  • Communication networks: the royal road
  • 7.
  • Xerxes, the expander of the realm
  • The death of Darius and the accession of Xerxes
  • Xerxes' royal inscriptions
  • Xerxes and the invasion of Greece: sources and problems
  • Medism
  • Earth and water
  • 2.
  • The invasion of Greece
  • The Aegean front and the Athenian problem
  • 8.
  • Anatomy of empire
  • Royal capitals
  • Achaemenid royal ideology
  • Achaemenid religion
  • 9.
  • Empire at large: from the death of Xerxes to Darius II
  • Palace intrigue and the assassination of Xerxes
  • Forerunners of the Achaemenids: the first half of the first millennium BCE
  • Reign of Artaxerxes I
  • Ezra and Nehemiah: discontent in the Levant
  • Revisiting the northwestern front: Persian-Greek interchange
  • From Artaxerxes I to Darius II
  • The Murashu archive: land management practices in Achaemenid Babylonia
  • Excursus: Achaemenid throne names
  • Darius II and dynastic continuity
  • Opportunity on the northwestern front
  • 10.
  • Maintaining empire: Artaxerxes II and Artaxerxes III
  • Iranians into Iran
  • The death of Darius II and the accession of Artaxerxes II
  • The war between the brothers
  • Aftermath of the rebellion
  • Royal inscriptions of Artaxerxes II
  • Persia triumphant: the northwestern front
  • Cyprus and the Egyptian problem
  • Egypt in revolt and the Arshama archive
  • Revolts in Anatolia
  • From Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III: another succession crisis
  • Inscriptions and reign of Artaxerxes III
  • Elam
  • 11.
  • Twilight of the Achaemenids
  • The death of Artaxerxes III, reign of Artaxerxes IV, and accession of Darius III
  • Macedon rising
  • Sources and problems
  • The invasion begins: battles of Granicus (May 334 BCE) and Issus (November 333 BCE) and Alexander's operations in Asia Minor
  • The loss of Egypt, the battle of Gaugamela, and the surrender of Babylon and Susa (332-331 BCE)
  • The defense of Parsa
  • Appendixes : A.
  • Timeline ;
Control code
852958063
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107009608
Lccn
2013027356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852958063

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