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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Cancel Forgot your password? Chapter 1, “Building the Seleucid Empire” pp. Rice – – The Classical Review 39 Calintz Yt marked it as to-read Jan samarmhand, Will maintains, right at the beginning of his discussion, that we have consistently misrepresented his view of the Seleucid empire.

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Morteza Bahrami marked it as to-read Mar 19, Sherwin-White – – The Classical Review 26 The authors approach this important and successful state from new perspectives, seeing it as part of the Middle Eastern world rather than solely in Greco-Roman terms, and arguing that the Seleucid state is best understood as heir to the great Achaemenid.

But this book is written in dialogue with other experts and is likely not the best place to start an examination of the topic. And in the argument whether the Seleucid Empire was a weak confederation or a strong, centralized monarchy, these authors firmly represent the latter position.

Syria — History — B. But it was not a tradition elsewhere, and correspondingly we have relatively frmo epigraphic material from other parts of the Seleucid empire.


The view that Megasthenes’ reports of India “gave Seleucus I solid grounds for justifying a non-conquest policy” p. Contributor biographical information Publisher description. A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity Return to Book Page.

Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. 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.

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

Bakunin marked it as to-read Sarids 25, But Alexander and the Seleucid Empire, more than any of the other successor states, adopted much of the culture, economy and state structure of the empire founded by Cyrus.

Creating a dynastic identity.

History of Western Philosophy. Some minor quibbles most pertaining, predictably I suppose, to Alexander and the Diadochoi: In this case, I have expressed disappointment that this is not a history of the Seleukid empire, at least not in the traditional sense.

The ancients certainly gave them a much wider range, and, even if they made their home in southern Turkmenistan, it is absurd to think that they were content to stay there for long. Sanguinius rated it it was ok Feb 22, Evan marked it as to-read Dec 06, 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. Taking up his criticisms will allow us to reiterate some of the main points we tried to address in our study.

Paul Kosmin – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Josh Regev is currently reading it Oct 22, Would you also like to submit a review for this item? 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.


From Samarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire by Susan Sherwin-White

One result of the great progress made in recent years in Achaemenid studies especially by Pierre Briant has been to demonstrate how a multiplicity of regionally divergent politico-cultural forms can continue to function within an imperial structure, without being eradicated samarohand without undermining the cohesion of that empire cf.

The revolt of Bactria. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and all readers with an interest in Hellenistic and Middle Eastern history. The Economy of the Roman Empire: Ramya Mendharkar marked it as to-read Sep 20, Kuhrt’s material appears, in many cases, to be merely superimposed upon Sherwin-White’s narrative rather than fully integrated into the text.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. It is neither descent literally, ‘nature’ nor legitimacy lit. Hopp – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Samar,hand this item Preview this item. The E-mail Address es field is required.

From Samarkhand to Sardis promises “a new approach”, and in many ways it delivers on that promise. Students, encountering the Hellenistic Age for the first time, sarcis feel more comfortable with another book in this series, Peter Green’s Alexander to Actiumnow available in paperback.

I still recommend Peters’ The Harvest of Hellenism, which includes an in-depth treatment of the Seleucid Empire that does not neglect its eastern components.