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 .

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Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. I also very much appreciate the many extended quotations from sources translated from a half-dozen languages that the authors usefully incorporate into their text.

Late fourth- and third-century India and the Greeks. Relations between the centre and the constituent elements. Hellenism in the East: Kuhrt’s material appears, smaarkhand many cases, to be merely superimposed upon Sherwin-White’s narrative rather than frrom integrated into the text.

We, therefore, prefer to leave the question open and to await another approach and clearer evidence, rather than trying to construct a house of cards.

The Seleucid state, in our view, can best be understood as an heir to the Achaemenid empire. Students, encountering the Hellenistic Age for the first time, will feel more comfortable with another book in this series, Peter Green’s Alexander to Actiumnow available in paperback.

Royal policies and colonial activity. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. General observations by the authors of From Samarkhand to Sardis. Article PDF first page preview.

In the same section, it may be correct to point out that Habicht’s statistics are incomplete “about names spanning three centuries”, p. Contents Building the Seleucid Empire.

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For example, Berossos’ attitude towards early Seleukid rule is treated in a single sentence p. Will insists that he does not say anything of the sort. 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 samarkhnad of their self-proclaimed “protectors.

From Samarkhand to Sardis: If “hellenocentrism” still influences the study and teaching of hellenistic history — and I am not sure that it does to any great extent — then Kuhrt and Sherwin-White have done a useful service in helping to eliminate it both through this volume and their earlier work.

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Kerveros marked it as to-read Dec 19, From Samarkhand to Sardis promises “a new approach”, and in many ways it delivers on that promise. Cook – – Journal of Hellenic Studies However, in our view his criticisms do not undermine the main points we are making.

Many of his points sardus apt and useful and provide food for thought for future studies of the development of this important kingdom.

Please verify that you are not a robot. Seleukos “already had royal stature [though he was not yet king]” although Plut. Samarkhad specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Return to Book Page. It is difficult to see how his point about the evidence for the hellenisation of Nisa in the third century undermines our argument: 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.

Building the Seleucid Empire. 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. Joe Liporace marked it as to-read May 21, You may send this item to up to five recipients. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 14, And in the argument whether the Seleucid Empire was a weak confederation or a strong, centralized monarchy, these authors firmly represent the latter position.


LPenting marked it as to-read Aug 17, Though written with little grace and relatively short, From Samarkhand to Sardis is quite informative, bringing to bear not only recent archaeological evidence, but also literary evidence such as the Babylonian astronomical chronicles, which contain a great deal of varied information which had not yet at the writing of this text and possibly still not been fully published or exploited.

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We happen to know rather more about the west, but we are not in a position to say at any point that the Seleucid kings thought recurring problems of frontier-relations with, for example, the Ptolemies were more important or more central to their interests and concerns than managing relations with the Mauryan state or dealing with nomadic threats in Central Asia. Sign in to use this feature. Bakunin marked it as to-read Dec 25, Find a copy online Links to this item Table of contents.

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

The sixth chapter “Colonialism and Imperialism”, pp. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The formation of new political units within the empire. Eric marked it as to-read Dec 04, Jim marked it as to-read Dec 06,