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Space: An Eastward Shift

Garth Fowden

in Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158532
eISBN:
9781400848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter contextualizes Islam's early history by proposing an eastward shift of emphasis. It revises the geographical framework; the Mediterranean world of the Greeks and Romans is replaced by ... More


Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


Iran

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought: Its Significance and Consequences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198790686
eISBN:
9780191833182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790686.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Achaemenids were Iran’s earliest recorded dynasty. They ruled a vast territory from the Aegean to Afghanistan. They left no written texts. In the core Middle East they replaced the Babylonians ... More


Hellenistic History in a Near Eastern Perspective: The Book of Daniel*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.9
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter analyses the structure of the Book of Daniel's text that shows Near Eastern history from the sixth century up to the 160s bc The Book of Daniel, written in the 160s bc, incorporates a ... More


Justifiable Force and Holy War in Zoroastrianism

Jamsheed K. Choksy

in Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter introduces the reader to an important theme in Zoroastrianism’s sacred texts, as well as to the major elements in the broader historical and theological contexts essential to the ... More


Iranian Nomads in the Achaemenid, Seleucid, and Arsacid Periods

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Herodotus identified a number of Persian tribes as nomads, distinguishing them from others that were agriculturalists. These and other tribes are mentioned in the works of the Alexander historians as ... More


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