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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


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 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


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


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


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