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Persia and Egypt: The Historical Context

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Persian-Egyptian conflict was actually one phase of continuous conflict between successive Near Eastern imperial powers and Egypt, which contested for control of the Levant (Syria-Palestine). ... More


An Imperial Communication Network: The State Correspondence of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

Karen Radner

in State Correspondence in the Ancient World: From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the Assyrian Empire which from the 9th to the late 7th century BC dominated the political history of the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. The creation of an ... More


On the Edge of Empire: Middle-Ground Interactions with Assyria

James F. Osborne

in The Syro-Anatolian City-States: An Iron Age Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199315833
eISBN:
9780197545799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199315833.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter borrows from middle-ground studies and related hybridity theory to argue that the Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex (SACC) was on an equal cultural footing with its much more politically ... More


Assyria: The Eighth–Seventh Centuries BC

David M. Lewis

in Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the archival texts of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and attempts to gauge the legal and economic position of slavery in Assyrian society. It shows that the Assyrians held a similar ... 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


Sociological Approaches: ‘And if not now, when?’ 1 A Sociology of Reading Micah’s Notions of the Future in Micah 4:1

Daniel Smith-Christopher

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

All prophets, in some way, speak of events that are going to happen. Arguably the best known of all such statements about the future is the ‘swords into ploughshares’ passage in Micah 4:1–5. The ... More


Bronze Age Warriors

T. Douglas Price

in Europe before Rome: A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199914708
eISBN:
9780197563267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914708.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The European Bronze Age took place during the third and second millennia BC. This same period witnessed the first civilizations and empires in Mesopotamia and the Nile Valley—the first cities, the ... More


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