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The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship by Matthew P. Canepa

By Matthew P. Canepa

This pioneering learn examines a pivotal interval within the heritage of Europe and the close to East. Spanning the traditional and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared excellent of sacred kingship that emerged within the overdue Roman and Persian empires. This shared excellent, whereas usually producing clash throughout the 4 centuries of the empires' coexistence (224-642), additionally drove trade, specifically the capacity and strategies Roman and Persian sovereigns used to undertaking their notions of common rule: tricky structures of formality and their cultures' visible, architectural, and concrete environments. Matthew Canepa explores the creative, ritual, and ideological interactions among Rome and the Iranian global below the Sasanian dynasty, the final nice Persian dynasty ahead of Islam. He analyzes how those adversarial structures of sacred common sovereignty not just coexisted, yet fostered cross-cultural alternate and conversation regardless of their timeless competition. Bridging the normal divide among classical and Iranian heritage, this e-book brings to existence the awesome courts of 2 worldwide powers that deeply affected the cultures of medieval Europe, Byzantium, Islam, South Asia, and China.

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Ancient Rome, from the earliest times down to 476 A. D by Robert F. Pennell

By Robert F. Pennell

Robert Franklin Pennell (1850, Maine – 1905, San Francisco) used to be an American educator and classicist.

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Relations of Power in Early Neo-Assyrian State Ideology by Mattias Karlsson, 30

By Mattias Karlsson, 30

This quantity examines the kingdom ideology of Assyria within the Early Neo-Assyrian interval (934-745 BCE) concentrating on how energy kinfolk among the Mesopotamian deities, the Assyrian king, and overseas lands are defined and depicted. It undertakes an in depth interpreting of delimited royal inscriptions and iconography utilising postcolonial and gender thought, and addresses such issues as royal deification, “religious imperialism”, ethnicity and empire, and gendered imagery. the $64000 contribution of this learn lies specifically in its identity of styles of ideological continuity and version in the reigns of person rulers, among quite a few localities, and among the various rulers of this era, and in its dialogue of where of Early Neo-Assyrian country ideology within the total improvement of Assyrian propaganda. It comprises a number of listed appendices, which checklist all fundamental assets, current all divine and royal epithets, and supply all the “royal visible representations,” and comprises various illustrations, corresponding to maps, plans, and royal iconography.

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Imperatores Victi: Military Defeat and Aristocractic by Nathan S. Rosenstein

By Nathan S. Rosenstein

Given the serious pageant between aristocrats looking public place of work within the heart and past due Roman Republic, one might anticipate that their chronic struggles for honor, glory, and gear may have heavily undermined the nation or broken the cohesiveness of the ruling type. Rome in reality relied on aristocratic pageant, due to the fact that no specialist forms directed public affairs and no wage used to be hooked up to any public workplace. yet as Rosenstein adeptly exhibits, festival seems to were unusually constrained, in ways in which curtailed the potential harmful results of all-out contests among individuals.Imperatores Victi examines one fairly amazing case of such assessments on festival. army good fortune consistently represented an plentiful resource of status and political energy at Rome. Generals who led armies to victory loved a better-than-average likelihood of securing better workplace upon their go back from the sector. but this examine demonstrates that defeated generals weren't barred from public place of work and in reality went directly to win the Republic's such a lot hugely coveted and hotly contested places of work in numbers almost exact with these in their undefeated peers.Rosenstein explores how this unforeseen restrict to festival services, reviewing ideals concerning the spiritual origins of defeat, assumptions approximately universal infantrymen' tasks in conflict, and definitions of honorable habit of an aristocrat in the course of a challenge. those views have been instrumental in transferring the onus of failure clear of a general's individual and in delivering confident thoughts a basic may use to win glory and appreciate even in defeat and to silence capability critics between a failed general's friends. Such limits to pageant had an influence at the greater difficulties of balance and coherence within the Republic and its political elite; those higher difficulties are mentioned within the concluding bankruptcy.

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House Most High: The Temples of Ancient Mesopotamia by A. R. George

By A. R. George

Initially began in collaboration with Professor W. L. Moran, this paintings collects all the extant cuneiform drugs inscribed with lists of temples. The temple lists are categorized by way of their association, even if linked to lexical lists, geared up theologically, topographically, or hierarchically--presenting deities and temples in line with their relative rank.

the most a part of the publication is an up to date gazetteer of the ceremonial names of old Mesopotamian temples. This gazetteer replaces related (though much less whole) listings from previous within the century and gives (where recognized) position, divine proprietor, and different appropriate details for every temple indexed. by way of together with not just names from temple lists, but in addition from different literary genres, Professor George has supplied a typical reference consultant that Assyriologists and others with curiosity in Mesopotamian faith will discuss with regularity for years to come.

Indexes to the gazetteer of divine, own, and royal names, and of cuneiform capsules increase the reference worth of this certain instrument. The 16 plates contain a few fabric now not formerly released.

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Shadows in the Desert - Ancient Persia at War - Farrokh by Kaveh Farrokh

By Kaveh Farrokh

Книга Shadows within the wilderness. historical Persia at warfare Shadows within the wilderness. historic Persia at battle Книги Исторические Автор: K.Farrokh Формат: pdf Размер: 117 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Книга о военной истории Древней Персии - одной из величайших цивилизаций античности.

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Alles Mythos! 20 populäre Irrtümer über die alten Römer by Cornelius Hartz

By Cornelius Hartz

»Sieben – fünf – drei, Rom kroch aus dem Ei.« Den Spruch kennt guy. Aber wurde Rom tatsächlich 753 v. Chr. auf den berühmten sieben Hügeln gegründet? Und sprachen eigentlich tatsächlich alle Römer klassisches Latein? Die Toga gehört zum Römer wie zu Caesar der Lorbeerkranz, oder etwa nicht? Apropos Caesar – wurde der nicht von einem gewissen Brutus umgebracht? Und battle der nicht Caesars Sohn? Überhaupt, wie waren sie denn so, die alten Römer? Besonders reinliche Menschen, die täglich die zahlreichen öffentlichen Bäder besuchten? Oder warfare das Gegenteil der Fall? Immerhin besaßen sie keine Seife, und sie sollen sich ja sogar mit Urin die Zähne geputzt und die Kleider gereinigt haben. Cornelius Hartz entlarvt höchst unterhaltsam 20 populäre Irrtümer über die alten Römer und das alte Rom.

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The Land of Assur & The Yoke of Assur: Studies on Assyria, by J. Nicholas Postgate

By J. Nicholas Postgate

This booklet brings jointly a variety of twenty-eight formerly disparate articles through Nicholas Postgate that symbolize a few thirty years of engagement with the character of Assyrian society and govt. such a lot are commonly man made and care for normal concerns; they seem to be a super physique of labor, and this can be a useful assortment for everybody attracted to Assyria. Contents: Land tenure within the heart Assyrian interval: A reconstruction; a few feedback on stipulations within the Assyrian nation-state; Royal workout of justice less than the Assyrian Empire; Princeps index in Assyria; Nomads and sedentaries within the heart Assyrian assets; the industrial constitution of the Assyrian Empire; where of the aknu in Assyrian executive; A plea for the abolition of essimur!; Ilku and land tenure within the heart Assyrian nation: A moment try; The columns of Kapara; First culmination and Tempel-Schuldscheine; the center Assyrian provinces; heart Assyrian capsules: The tools of paperwork; organisation, worker and employment within the Neo-Assyrian Empire; possession and exploitation of land in Assyria within the 1st millennium BC; The Assyrian Porsche?; The Land of Assur and the Yoke of Assur; jewelry, torcs and bracelets; center Assyrian to Neo-Assyrian: the character of the shift; a few latter-day retailers of Assur; Assyria: the house Provinces; The Assyrian military in Zamua; Assyrian felt; Assyrian uniforms; process and elegance in 3 close to japanese bureaucracies; enterprise and govt at center Assyrian Rimah; files in govt below the center Assyrian state; The invisible hierarchy: Assyrian army and civilian management within the eighth and seventh centuries BC.

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Our Little Macedonian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles, John Goss

By Julia Darrow Cowles, John Goss

The tale of Nearchus, who comes as a web page to the court docket of King Philip of Macedon, the place he befriends the younger Alexander the nice. In corporation with different boys, Nearchus and Alexander divide their time among classes, and gymnastic and armed forces drill. We stick with them on an all-night tramp below one teacher and proportion their pleasure while their new train, Aristotle, arrives. the tale revolves round the differing presents of the lads and predictions approximately what fortune holds in shop for every of them.

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Mysteries in History: From Prehistory to the Present by Paul D. Aron, The Spieler Agency

By Paul D. Aron, The Spieler Agency

Award-winning writer Paul Aron takes readers on a trip via nice ancient mysteries in the course of the a while. wonderful in themselves, the tales additionally express that historical past isn't only dwelling, yet full of life. The reader who involves the publication pondering background is uninteresting will go away with a replaced outlook in regards to either the subject material and the method of writing history.Each bankruptcy is a delicately and punctiliously researched presentation no longer of popularized bills yet of legitimate historic scholarship. Chronologically prepared, the essays exhibit the ancient technique in motion. for every disputed ancient element, theories come up, develop into average knowledge, after which are revised as additional info turns into to be had. This booklet unearths the mechanics of that strategy, together with lively debate, swashbuckling archaeology, and the applying of contemporary technology to historical questions.

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