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Title: Beyond the River: New Perspectives on Transeuphratene
Author: Elayi, Josette
Additional Authors or Contributors: J Sapin
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 1998
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781850756781
Volumes: 1; Pages: 191
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Here is a blueprint for a new interdisciplinary approach that decompartmentalizes disciplines for the study of this district of the Achaemenid Empire including Syria, Phoenicia, Palestine and Cyprus. Remarkable cultural evolutions and changes in this area need closer study: the introduction of coinage and the coin economy, the sources of tension over problems of power and identity, the emergence of city-states similar to the Greek city type, the development of mercenary armies, the opening up of the Western fringe of the Persian Empire to the Greek world. Completely new research initiatives can extensively modify the vision that classical and oriental specialists have traditionally formed of the history of the Persian Empire.
Ch. 1 Traditional Approaches
Ch. 2 New Conditions for Research
Ch. 3 The Use of Computers
Ch. 4 Towards Another Archaeology
Ch. 5 The Complementarity of Geo-Archaeology
Ch. 6 Of What Use Are Inscriptions?
Ch. 7 Reading the Textual Sources Another Way
Ch. 8 Pottery and Trade
Ch. 9 Numismatics and Economic History
Ch. 10 A Specific Historical Sociology
Ch. 11 Central Authority and Local Authorities: A Matter of Perspective
Index of References
Index of Authors