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The Resource Arsama and his world : the Bodleian letters in context, edited by Christopher J. Tuplin and John Ma

Arsama and his world : the Bodleian letters in context, edited by Christopher J. Tuplin and John Ma

Label
Arsama and his world : the Bodleian letters in context
Title
Arsama and his world
Title remainder
the Bodleian letters in context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher J. Tuplin and John Ma
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the Second World War the Bodleian Library in Oxford acquired a set of Aramaic letters, eight sealings, and the two leather bags in which the sealed letters were once stored. The letters concern the affairs of Arsama, satrap of Egypt in the later fifth century. Taken with other material associated with him (mostly in Aramaic, Demotic Egyptian, and Akkadian), they illuminate the Achaemenid world of which Arsama was a privileged member and evoke a wide range of social, economic, cultural, organizational, and political perspectives, from multi-lingual communication, storage and disbursement of resources, and satrapal remuneration, to cross-regional ethnic movement, long-distance travel, religious practice, and iconographic projection of ideological messages. Though this material has not been hidden from view, it has been insufficiently explored: it is the purpose of the three volumes of 'Arsama and his World: The Bodleian Letters in Context' to provide the fullest presentation and historical contextualization of this extraordinary cache yet attempted. Volume I presents and translates the letters alongside a detailed line-by-line commentary, while Volume II reconstructs the two seals that made the clay bullae that sealed the letters, with special attention to Arsama's magnificent heirloom seal. Volume III comprises a series of thematic essays which further explore the administrative, economic, military, ideological, religious, and artistic environment to which Arsama and the letters belonged
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Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT91
LC item number
.T92 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tuplin, Christopher
  • Ma, John
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • Arsama
  • Arsama
  • Aramaic letters
Label
Arsama and his world : the Bodleian letters in context, edited by Christopher J. Tuplin and John Ma
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume I. The Bodleian letters / L. Allen [and 6 others] -- Volume II. Bullae and seals / M.B. Garrison, W.F.M.Henkelman, D. Kaptan -- Volume III. Arsama's world / E. Almagor [and 12 others]
  • 2.
  • The Bodleian letters.
  • The Bodleian letters : text and translation
  • D.G.K. Taylor
  • The Bodleian letters : glossary and concordance
  • D.G.K. Taylor
  • The Bodleian letters : commentary
  • Christopher J. Tuplin.
  • 3.
  • Appendix.
  • Volume I.
  • The Egyptian documents
  • H.S. Smith, Cary J. Martin, and Christopher J. Tuplin
  • The Akkadian documents
  • Reinhard Pirngruber
  • Photographic record
  • Christopher J. Tuplin.
  • Volume II.
  • Bullae and seals.
  • Catalogue of Bullae
  • Mark B. Garrison and Deniz Kaptan
  • The Bodleian letters.
  • The seal of prince Ar鳥ama : from Persepolis to Oxford
  • Mark B. Garrison and Wouter F.M. Henkelman
  • Appendix.
  • Elamite texts concerning Ar鳥ama 1
  • Wouter F.M. Henkelman
  • The stamp seal
  • Mark B. Garrison and Deniz Kaptan
  • Anatolian connections
  • Deniz Kaptan
  • Nakht诲 in Persepolis
  • 1.
  • Wouter F.M. Henkelman
  • Appendix.
  • Seals associated with satraps and satrap-level administrators
  • Mark B. Garrison.
  • Volume III.
  • Ar鳥ama's world.
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • Ar鳥ama : prince and satrap
  • Christopher J. Tuplin.
  • Introduction.
  • 2.
  • Letters and administration.
  • Persian in official documents and the processes of multilingual administration
  • Jan Tavernier
  • Masterful Missives : Form and Authority in Ar鳥ama s Letters
  • Jennifer Hilder
  • The Arsama Corpus through the Lens of Babylonian Epistolography
  • Michael Jursa.
  • 3.
  • Control and connectivity.
  • Preface
  • The Persian Empire
  • Am{u296C}ie Kuhrt
  • Frustrated Frondeurs or Loyal Kings' Men? Nobles at the Achaemenid Court
  • Arthur P. Keaveney
  • The Royal Road from Herodotus to Xenophon (via Ctesias)
  • Eran Almagor.
  • 4.
  • Economics.
  • Arsama the vampire
  • John Ma
  • John Ma and Christopher J. Tuplin
  • Silverization, Prices, and Tribute in the Achaemenid Empire
  • Alain Bresson
  • Arsama, Egyptian Trade, and the Peloponnesian War
  • John O. Hyland.
  • 5.
  • Egyptian perspectives.
  • The Multi-Ethnic World of Achaemenid Egypt
  • G✹ter Vittmann
  • Aramaic Texts and the Achaemenid Administration of Egypt
  • Lisbeth S. Fried
  • The Bodleian Achaemenid Aramaic letters : a fragmentary history
  • The Military Environment of Achaemenid Egypt
  • Christopher J. Tuplin
  • The Passover and the Temple of YHW : On the Interaction between the Authorities and the Judaean Community at Elephantine as Reflected in the Yedanyah Archive
  • Gard Graner{u482D}-
  • The Fall and Rise of the Elephantine Temple
  • Christopher J. Tuplin
  • After Ar鳥ama : Persian Echoes in Early Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Dorothy J. Thompson
  • Lindsay Allen.
Control code
on1238084933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9780198860716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1238084933
Label
Arsama and his world : the Bodleian letters in context, edited by Christopher J. Tuplin and John Ma
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume I. The Bodleian letters / L. Allen [and 6 others] -- Volume II. Bullae and seals / M.B. Garrison, W.F.M.Henkelman, D. Kaptan -- Volume III. Arsama's world / E. Almagor [and 12 others]
  • 2.
  • The Bodleian letters.
  • The Bodleian letters : text and translation
  • D.G.K. Taylor
  • The Bodleian letters : glossary and concordance
  • D.G.K. Taylor
  • The Bodleian letters : commentary
  • Christopher J. Tuplin.
  • 3.
  • Appendix.
  • Volume I.
  • The Egyptian documents
  • H.S. Smith, Cary J. Martin, and Christopher J. Tuplin
  • The Akkadian documents
  • Reinhard Pirngruber
  • Photographic record
  • Christopher J. Tuplin.
  • Volume II.
  • Bullae and seals.
  • Catalogue of Bullae
  • Mark B. Garrison and Deniz Kaptan
  • The Bodleian letters.
  • The seal of prince Ar鳥ama : from Persepolis to Oxford
  • Mark B. Garrison and Wouter F.M. Henkelman
  • Appendix.
  • Elamite texts concerning Ar鳥ama 1
  • Wouter F.M. Henkelman
  • The stamp seal
  • Mark B. Garrison and Deniz Kaptan
  • Anatolian connections
  • Deniz Kaptan
  • Nakht诲 in Persepolis
  • 1.
  • Wouter F.M. Henkelman
  • Appendix.
  • Seals associated with satraps and satrap-level administrators
  • Mark B. Garrison.
  • Volume III.
  • Ar鳥ama's world.
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • Ar鳥ama : prince and satrap
  • Christopher J. Tuplin.
  • Introduction.
  • 2.
  • Letters and administration.
  • Persian in official documents and the processes of multilingual administration
  • Jan Tavernier
  • Masterful Missives : Form and Authority in Ar鳥ama s Letters
  • Jennifer Hilder
  • The Arsama Corpus through the Lens of Babylonian Epistolography
  • Michael Jursa.
  • 3.
  • Control and connectivity.
  • Preface
  • The Persian Empire
  • Am{u296C}ie Kuhrt
  • Frustrated Frondeurs or Loyal Kings' Men? Nobles at the Achaemenid Court
  • Arthur P. Keaveney
  • The Royal Road from Herodotus to Xenophon (via Ctesias)
  • Eran Almagor.
  • 4.
  • Economics.
  • Arsama the vampire
  • John Ma
  • John Ma and Christopher J. Tuplin
  • Silverization, Prices, and Tribute in the Achaemenid Empire
  • Alain Bresson
  • Arsama, Egyptian Trade, and the Peloponnesian War
  • John O. Hyland.
  • 5.
  • Egyptian perspectives.
  • The Multi-Ethnic World of Achaemenid Egypt
  • G✹ter Vittmann
  • Aramaic Texts and the Achaemenid Administration of Egypt
  • Lisbeth S. Fried
  • The Bodleian Achaemenid Aramaic letters : a fragmentary history
  • The Military Environment of Achaemenid Egypt
  • Christopher J. Tuplin
  • The Passover and the Temple of YHW : On the Interaction between the Authorities and the Judaean Community at Elephantine as Reflected in the Yedanyah Archive
  • Gard Graner{u482D}-
  • The Fall and Rise of the Elephantine Temple
  • Christopher J. Tuplin
  • After Ar鳥ama : Persian Echoes in Early Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Dorothy J. Thompson
  • Lindsay Allen.
Control code
on1238084933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9780198860716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1238084933

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