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Hellenism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Role of Babylonian Elites in the Seleucid Empire

Johannes Haubold

in Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190465667
eISBN:
9780190465681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465667.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a case study of how Seleucid Babylonian elites experienced their place in an empire that was “universal in aspiration but exclusive in practice.” It focuses on the Babyloniaca, a ... More


How Does the Arab World Perceive Multiculturalism and Treat its Minorities? The Assyro-Chaldeans of Iraq as a Case Study

Joseph Yacoub

in Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675135
eISBN:
9780191753084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the Assyrian-Chaldeans in Iraq as a case study for changing ideas about minorities in the Arab world. Although united by many social and historical factors, the Arab world is ... More


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