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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the history, archaeology, and numismatics of Central Asia, an area of great significance for our understanding of the ancient and early medieval world. This vast, land-locked ... More

Attalid Asia MinorMoney, International Relations, and the State

Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State

Peter Thonemann (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656110
eISBN:
9780191746239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656110.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This book is dedicated to the political economy of one of the major states of the Hellenistic world, the Attalid kingdom of Pergamon in north-western Asia Minor. In the third century bc, the Attalid ... More

Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Catherine Holmes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The reign of Emperor Basil II is usually considered the high-water mark of medieval Byzantium. During Basil's reign, Byzantine political authority extended from southern Italy to the Euphrates. With ... More

Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Steven Sidebotham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the ... More

Between EmpiresArabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Greg Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the relationship between the Roman Empire, the Empire of Sasanian Iran, and their Arab clients, the Jafnids, Nasrids, and Hujrids, at the end of antiquity. Building on recent work ... More

The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in PalestineAn Archaeological Approach

The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine: An Archaeological Approach

Gideon Avni

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684335
eISBN:
9780191765001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684335.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Byzantine–Islamic transition and the spread of Islam in the Near East has been widely debated in the past thirty years. The traditional approach, claiming a swift Arab conquest which triggered a ... More

Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Jonathan Harris, Catherine Holmes, and Eugenia Russell (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The late medieval eastern Mediterranean, before its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, presents a complex and fragmented picture. The Ayyubid and Mamluk sultanates held ... More

Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century

Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century

Dimitri Korobeinikov

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198708261
eISBN:
9780191779312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708261.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book looks at the relations between Byzantium and its eastern neighbours in the thirteenth century. The main conclusion is that the Nicaean Empire (1204-61) was much stronger and much more the ... More

Calendars in AntiquityEmpires, States, and Societies

Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Sacha Stern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a study of the calendars of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, Gaul, and all other parts of the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the origins up to and including ... More

Communities of StylePortable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Marian H. Feldman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores how communities formed around artworks in the Iron Age Levant (c. 1200-600 BCE). It argues that portable luxury arts forged collective memories and community identities through the ... More

The Confucian-Legalist StateA New Theory of Chinese History

The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Dingxin Zhao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book analyzes the history of China between the 11th century BCE and 1911 under the guidance of a new theory of social change. It centers on two questions. First, how and why China was unified ... More

The Embodied IconLiturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

Warren T. Woodfin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199592098
eISBN:
9780191808302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199592098.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In spite of the Orthodox liturgy’s reputation for resistance to change, Byzantine liturgical dress underwent a period of extraordinary elaboration from the end of the eleventh century onwards. As ... More

Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean400 BCE-250 CE

Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. ... More

Hellenistic Far East

Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the archaeological and epigraphic evidence for Greek colonies in Central Asia in the Hellenistic period, in the aftermath of the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In communities ... More

Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Nicholas Sims-Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The recent developments in our understanding of the history of the Indo-Iranian languages and their speakers are surveyed and assessed in this book by a group of linguists and archaeologists. In the ... More

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Catherine Hezser

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book is an historical-critical study of Jewish slavery in antiquity, comparing the Jewish discourse on slavery with Graeco-Roman and Christian attitudes, and the first comprehensive analysis of ... More

The Kingdom of the Hittites

The Kingdom of the Hittites

Trevor Bryce

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In 14th century BC, the Hittites became the supreme political and military power in the Near East. How did they achieve their supremacy? How successful were they in maintaining it? What brought about ... More

Land Transport in Roman EgyptA Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Colin Adams

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Transport has been seen as one of the greatest failures of ancient technology. Land transport especially, due to its cost, restricted growth in the Roman economy. This book challenges these views, ... More

The Legend of Mar QardaghNarrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq

The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq

Joel Walker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245785
eISBN:
9780520932197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245785.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This study uses an early seventh-century Christian martyr legend to elucidate the culture and society of late antique Iraq. Translated from Syriac into English here, the legend of Mar Qardagh ... More

Medieval NubiaA Social and Economic History

Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the history of medieval Nubia through the Old Nubian documentary archives excavated at Qasr Ibrim in southern Egypt. It focuses in particular on a single archive of land sales from ... More

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