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By Jason Schulde,Benjamin Reubin,Jason Schlude,Benjamin Rubin

ISBN-10: 178570592X

ISBN-13: 9781785705922

for nearly 500 years (247 BCE–224 CE), the Arsacid kings of Parthia governed over an enormous multi-cultural empire, which encompassed a lot of crucial Asia and the close to East. The population of this empire incorporated a fancy patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian the Aristocracy, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their very own competing cultural and fiscal pursuits. Ruling over this sort of assorted team of matters required a powerful army and cautious international relations at the a part of the Arsacids, who confronted the extra problem of competing with the Roman empire for regulate of the close to East. This number of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions one of the Arsacids, Romans, and native elites from a number of scholarly views. participants contain specialists within the fields of old background, archaeology, classics, close to japanese experiences, and artwork historical past, all of whom participated in a multi-year panel on the annual convention of the yank faculties of Oriental study among 2012 and 2014. The seven chapters examine diverse features of warfare, international relations, alternate, and creative construction as mechanisms of cross-cultural conversation and trade within the Parthian empire. Arsacids, Romans, and native Elites will end up major for these drawn to the legacy of Hellenistic and Achaemenid artwork and beliefs within the Parthian empire, the occasionally under-appreciated function of international relations in developing and conserving peace within the historic center East, and the significance of neighborhood dynasts in kingdoms like Judaea, Osrhoene, and Hatra in shaping the geopolitical panorama of the close to East, along the imperial powerhouses of Rome and Parthia.

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