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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 primary 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 type of assorted team of matters required a powerful army and cautious international relations at the a part of the Arsacids, who confronted the additional problem of competing with the Roman empire for keep watch over of the close to East. This selection of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions one of the Arsacids, Romans, and native elites from various scholarly views. individuals comprise specialists within the fields of historical historical past, archaeology, classics, close to japanese experiences, and artwork background, all of whom participated in a multi-year panel on the annual convention of the yankee colleges of Oriental learn among 2012 and 2014. The seven chapters examine various features of battle, international relations, exchange, and inventive creation as mechanisms of cross-cultural conversation and trade within the Parthian empire. Arsacids, Romans, and native Elites will turn out major for these attracted to the legacy of Hellenistic and Achaemenid paintings and beliefs within the Parthian empire, the occasionally under-appreciated function of international relations in developing and preserving peace within the historical 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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