FROM SAMARKHAND TO SARDIS. First, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Jean-François Salles, Marie-Françoise Boussac, the staff of the Maison. Amelie Kuhrt and Susan Sherwin-White, From Samarkhand to Sardis. A new approach to the Seleucid empire. Hellenistic Culture and Society XIII. Berkeley and. The Seleucid Empire Susan Sherwin-White, Amelie Kuhrt: From Samarkand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire. Pp. Ix+; 29 Plates, 11 Maps .

Author: Gagar Tojarr
Country: Malaysia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 24 July 2009
Pages: 304
PDF File Size: 6.78 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.66 Mb
ISBN: 799-8-81761-859-1
Downloads: 21338
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akishakar

The Seleucid conflict with Rome — 8. Jay Fisher rated it really liked it Apr 08, Creating a dynastic identity. Elsewhere on coinage policy, p. Finding libraries that hold this item Johnek marked it as to-read Oct 26, Harvard University Press, No keywords specified fix it.

Cook – – Journal of Hellenic Studies And as interesting as the Ptolemaic kingdom centered in Egypt is, the Seleucid Empire – the binding link between the Greek, Mesopotamian, Persian and Indian cultures – is even more significant.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire by Susan Sherwin-White

The Seleucid Empire in the Third Century. It is better to admit the difficulties, try out alternative interpretations, or leave the questions unanswered. The Seleucid state, in our view, can best be understood as an heir to the Achaemenid empire.

But, although the document employs the terms “satrap” and “general”, there is no accompanying comment on terminology, except the frustrating note “cf. In several Topoi 4 p.


General observations by the authors of From Samarkhand to Sardis – Persée

But it was not a tradition elsewhere, and correspondingly we have relatively little epigraphic material from other parts of the Seleucid empire. One result of the great progress made in recent years in Achaemenid studies especially by Pierre Briant has been to demonstrate how a multiplicity of regionally divergent politico-cultural forms can continue to function within an imperial structure, without being eradicated and without undermining the cohesion of that empire cf.

It didn’t take long before Alexander’s generals began to fight for their piece of the pie, and Alexander’s relatives – including his son, Alexander IV, who was born not long after his father’s death – were used as pawns and soon died lamentable deaths at the hands of their self-proclaimed “protectors.

A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Citations are based on reference standards. Many scholars have dwelt on the difficulties and problems, and for that reason the question of Seleucid success has been, we feel, not given its due share of discussion.

Antiochus I — 2. But they show, valuably, that commercial operations were considered important by the Seleucid kings, that they were concerned to involve themselves in them and take as much profit from them as possible -hence their interest in promoting them in a variety of ways.


This seems to us to throw considerable new light frrom many aspects of the Seleucid empire: Request removal from index.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. In the same section, it samrakhand be correct to point out that Habicht’s statistics are incomplete “about names spanning three centuries”, p. On these matters, one learns more from Kuhrt’s article in Rituals of Royalty: From satrap to king.

The view that Megasthenes’ reports of India “gave Seleucus I solid grounds for justifying a non-conquest policy” p. Jim marked it as to-read Dec 06, Problems of control were encountered in both regions, and efforts to counteract them were made in both.

In that view, we would see Antiochus Ill’s anabasis as the culmination of a continuous Seleucid policy in the east, after a series of exceptionally difficult internal problems had been dealt with successfully Molon ; Antiochus Hierax. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

First, the problem of monetarisation, vrom major question also addressed by Le Rider here.

A chronological table of Seleukid and Parthian kings p.