Imperial Matter

Author : Lori Khatchadourian
ISBN : 9780520964952
Genre : Architecture
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.
Category: Architecture

Codex Hammurabi

Author : Hammurapi (Babylonien, König)
ISBN : 3865392032
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Fitful Histories And Unruly Publics

Author : Adam T. Smith
ISBN : 9004324976
Genre : History
File Size : 49.41 MB
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Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics re-examines the relationship between Eurasia s past and present, demonstrating that social life in ancient Eurasia was considerably more unruly than research has traditionally allowed."
Category: History

The Great Empires Of The Ancient World

Author : Thomas Harrison
ISBN : 0892369876
Genre : History
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Presents a survey of the empires of Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China between 1600 B.C and 500 A.D.
Category: History

The Oxford History Of The Biblical World

Author : Michael David Coogan
ISBN : 9780195139372
Genre : Religion
File Size : 28.32 MB
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Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity
Category: Religion

Biblical History And Israel S Past

Author : Megan Bishop Moore
ISBN : 9780802862600
Genre : History
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Although scholars have for centuries primarily been interested in using the study of ancient Israel to explain, illuminate, and clarify the biblical story, Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle describe how scholars today seek more and more to tell the story of the past on its own terms, drawing from both biblical and extrabiblical sources to illuminate ancient Israel and its neighbors without privileging the biblical perspective. Biblical History and Israel s Past provides a comprehensive survey of how study of the Old Testament and the history of Israel has changed since the middle of the twentieth century. Moore and Kelle discuss significant trends in scholarship, trace the development of ideas since the 1970s, and summarize major scholars, viewpoints, issues, and developments.
Category: History

The Art And Archaeology Of Ancient Persia

Author : Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
ISBN : UOM:39015040168224
Genre : Art
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The art of the Parthian and Sasanian empires exercised enormous influence on art and culture in the early Islamic period and its legacy has continuing relevance in modern times. Pre-Islamic stylistic developments and motifs were widely adopted in the Islamic period: traditional mosque architecture, for example, draws much from Parthian and Sasanian forms.
Category: Art


Author : Manfred Clauss
ISBN : 380534581X
Genre : Mithraism
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Category: Mithraism

Empires Of Faith

Author : Peter Sarris
ISBN : 9780199261260
Genre : History
File Size : 74.98 MB
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A panoramic account of the history of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East from the fall of Rome to the rise of Islam.
Category: History

The Old Testament

Author : Konrad Schmid
ISBN : 9780800697754
Genre : Religion
File Size : 35.53 MB
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Renowned Hebrew Bible scholar Konrad Schmid here provides a comprehensive discussion of the task, history, and conditions of the history of Old Testament literature. He carefully considers the dynamics of language, orality, literacy, and the range of social and political conditions that shaped Israel's writing at each period of the people's history and explores the significance of the transformation of various writings into "Scripture" and a biblical canon.
Category: Religion