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Grete Waitz: The Art of Hurrying Slowly

Theresa Walton-Fisette

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Grete Waitz of Norway is marathon running’s first female star. Waitz had trained as a distance runner and found success at various distances before turning her attention to the longer race. Her first ... More


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

Karen Radner (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book’s central thesis is simple: long-distance communication plays a key role in the cohesion and stability of early states and in turn, these states invest heavily in long-term communication ... More


State Correspondence in the Hittite World

Mark Weeden

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/9780199354771.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the evidence for the internal correspondence of the Hittite state during its so-called imperial period, c. 1450–1200 BC and analyzes the organization of long-distance state ... More


State Correspondence in the Roman Empire: Imperial Communication from Augustus to Justinian

Simon Corcoran

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/9780199354771.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Correspondence was a vital feature of the Roman Empire’s government. The emperor’s letters could become a potent tool of interest to more than just their original recipients or addressees, and many ... 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


The King’s Words: Hellenistic Royal Letters in Inscriptions

Alice Bencivenni

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/9780199354771.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses royal correspondence of the Hellenistic period of two Graeco-Macedonian kingdoms as they emerged after the conquests and death of Alexander the Great (r. 336–323 BC): the ... More


Egyptian State Correspondence of the New Kingdom: The Letters of the Levantine Client Kings in the Amarna Correspondence and Contemporary Evidence

Jana Mynářová

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/9780199354771.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the communication strategies of New Kingdom Egypt in its holdings in the Levant (Syro-Palestine) during the 14th century BC, taking its departure from the vassal rulers’ ... More


State Communications in the Persian Empire

Amélie Kuhrt

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/9780199354771.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The sources for state communication in the Persian Empire (c. 550–330 BC) are varied and informative but actual correspondence is scarce. This chapter discusses the primary sources, including the ... More


The Widening of Horizons, 1560-1689

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter introduces the conventions of British shipping during the mid sixteenth to late seventeenth centuries, concluding in 1689, a year Davis regarded as a turning point in the growth and ... 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


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