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The Resource Persian interventions : the Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE, John O. Hyland

Persian interventions : the Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE, John O. Hyland

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Persian interventions : the Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE
Title
Persian interventions
Title remainder
the Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE
Statement of responsibility
John O. Hyland
Title variation
Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Hyland examines the international relations of the First Persian Empire (the Achaemenid Empire) as a case study in ancient imperialism. He focuses in particular on Persian's relations with the Greek city-states and its diplomatic influence over Athens and Sparta. Previous studies have emphasized the ways in which Persia sought to protect its borders by playing the often warring Athens and Sparta off each other, prolonging their conflicts through limited aid and shifts of alliance. Hyland proposes a new model, employing Persian ideological texts and economic documents to contextualize the Greek narrative framework, that demonstrates that Persian Kings were less interested in control of the Ionian region where Greece bordered the empire than in displays of universal power through the acquisition of Athens or Sparta as client states. On the other hand, the establishment of "Pax Persica" beyond the Aegean was delayed by Persian efforts to limit the interventions' expense, and missteps in dealing with fractious Greek allies. This reevaluation of Persia's Greek relations marks an important contribution to scholarship on the Achaemenid empire and Greek history, and has value for the broader study of imperialism in the ancient world."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
S3O
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Hyland, John O.
Dewey number
935/.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS281
LC item number
.H95 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Achaemenid dynasty
  • Imperialism
  • Iran
Label
Persian interventions : the Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE, John O. Hyland
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-245) and index
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volym
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/swe
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/swe
Control code
on1027573282
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9781421423708
Lccn
2017007353
Media category
omedierad
Media MARC source
rdamedia/swe
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1027573282
Label
Persian interventions : the Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450-386 BCE, John O. Hyland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-245) and index
Carrier category
volym
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/swe
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/swe
Control code
on1027573282
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9781421423708
Lccn
2017007353
Media category
omedierad
Media MARC source
rdamedia/swe
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1027573282

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