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The Culture of Parthian Nisa between Steppe and Empire

ANTONIO INVERNIZZI

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the culture of the Parthian fortress of Old Nisa. It suggests that the very existence of a monumental complex such as that at Old Nisa, built by royal command, is indicative of ... More


Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Matthew P. Canepa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The product of a decade of research, The Iranian Expanse is a study of the natural and built environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world from the consolidation of the Achaemenid ... More


The Seleucid and Arsacid Transformations of Iranian Palatial Architecture

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 15 argues that the Seleucids selectively appropriated the Persian palatial traditions to subsume and supersede the Achaemenid legacy. It argues that the Seleucids also used select Achaemenid ... More


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