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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


The Lost State Correspondence of the Babylonian Empire as Reflected in Contemporary Administrative Letters

Michael Jursa

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/9780199354771.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Neo-Babylonian Empire dominated a large part of the Middle East from 612 BC, after the final defeat of its Assyrian rival, until 539 BC, when it fell at the hands of the Persians under Cyrus the ... 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


Harvesting the Future

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

For most of two centuries, the United States was a nation of small farms and many farmers, raising much of their own food along with one or more cash crops and livestock for local markets. Today, ... More


Early Human Civilizations and River Deltas

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

For millennia, humans have been dependent upon rivers and their resources for food, transport, and irrigation, and by mid-Holocene times (about 5,000 years ago), humans harnessed hydraulic power ... More


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