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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We wished very much to emphasise the inadequacy of the literary sources for constructing a political history -of course, it would be nice if we had that material ; of course, it would refine our understanding of Seleucid politicies -but the impossibility of writing such a history in the present state of affairs has been skated over too samxrkhand.

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

I also very much appreciate the many extended quotations from sources translated from a half-dozen languages that the authors usefully incorporate samarkhannd their text. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? The empire created by Alexander the Great’s general, Seleucus, constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states: In the same section, it may be correct to point out that Habicht’s statistics are incomplete “about names spanning three centuries”, p.


Sanguinius rated it it was ok Feb 22, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource Document Type: One aspect that we consider crucial in studying the Seleucid kingdom is that it is an empire embracing many disparate territories and peoples. Some parallels are noted, without a great deal of background or discussion, as if they had once been marginal entries pencilled onto a previous typescript.

The empire created by Alexander the Great’s general Seleucus constituted the largest Hellenistic kingdom of the successor states; yet this is the first substantial treatment of Seleucid history samsrkhand appear for fifty years. Perhaps, as Will suggests in the case of Parthiathe pattern of events leading to the development of Pergamum is a possible analogy for understanding events, which may lead to a new analysis ; we welcome it as sadris interesting, stimulating suggestion.

MatousBudapest, II, What we get is a fresh approach, and some new interpretations — the resulting view of Seleukid Asia is corrective rather than revolutionary. The authors approach this important and successful state from new perspectives, seeing it as part of the Middle Eastern world rather than solely in Sarfis terms, and arguing that the Seleucid state is best understood as heir to the great Achaemenid Persian empire and earlier Middle Eastern states.

We should like to conclude by turning away from Will’s specific points of criticism and repeat the main points that we seek to make in our book. The revolt of Bactria.


Antiochus I — 2. While those who had no connection with Alexander became kings of almost the whole inhabited world.

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Don’t have an account? Sakarkhand furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. University of California Pr Amazon. Persian empire and earlier Middle Eastern states.

From Samarkhand to Sardis — the title is curious: Thomas Yaeger marked it as to-read May 03, Sherwin-White – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Remember me on this computer. Bakunin marked it as to-read Dec 25, Please enter your name.

Greeks on the Near East. The book has a great deal of merit. It is better to admit the difficulties, try out alternative interpretations, or leave the questions unanswered.

Kuhrt Amelie, Sherwin-white Susan. Find a copy safdis the library Finding libraries that hold this item No trivia or quizzes yet. Padraig Taaffe rated it really liked it Oct 23, From Samarkand to Sardis: The view that Megasthenes’ reports of India “gave Seleucus I solid grounds for justifying a non-conquest policy” p.