Aspects of Empire in Achaemenid Sardis


Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre proposes a fresh approach to understanding the Achaemenid Empire based on her study of the regional capital, Sardis. This study uses archaeological, artistic and textual sources to demonstrate that the two-hundred-year Persian presence in this city had a profound impact on local social structures, revealing the region's successful absorption, both ideological and physical, into the Persian Empire. During this period, Sardis was a centre of burgeoning creativity and vitality, where a polyethnic elite devised a fresh culture - inspired by Iranian, Greek and local Lydian traditions - that drew on and legitimated imperial ideology. The non-elite absorbed and adapted multiple aspects of this culture to create a wholly different profile of what it meant to be Sardian. As well as successfully bringing together information on the Achaemenids, this book is also an excellent contribution to empire studies.


Nog geen recensies


Titel Aspects of Empire in Achaemenid Sardis
Auteur Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Jaar Verschenen 2003
Taal en
Pagina's pp. 342
Onderwerp Sardis (plaats)


Klik op het logo om te bestellen!