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The Resource The court and court society in ancient monarchies, edited by A. J. S. Spawforth

The court and court society in ancient monarchies, edited by A. J. S. Spawforth

Label
The court and court society in ancient monarchies
Title
The court and court society in ancient monarchies
Statement of responsibility
edited by A. J. S. Spawforth
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Monarchy was widespread as a political system in the ancient world. This volume offers the first substantial discussion of ancient monarchies from the viewpoint of the ruler's court. The monarchies treated are Achaemenid and Sassanian Persia, the empire of Alexander, Rome under both the early and later Caesars, the Han rulers of China and Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty. A comparative approach is adopted to major aspects of ancient courts, including their organisation and physical setting, their role as a vehicle for display, and their place in monarchial structures of power and control. This approach is broadly inspired by work on courts in later periods of history, especially early-modern France. The case studies confirm that ancient monarchies created the conditions for the emergence of a court and court society. The culturally-specific conditions in which these monarchies functioned meant variety in the character of the ruler's court from one society to another."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3510
LC item number
.C67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Spawforth, Antony
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Kings and rulers, Ancient
  • Monarchy
Label
The court and court society in ancient monarchies, edited by A. J. S. Spawforth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on a workshop held in 2004 at the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • New out of old? Court and court ceremonies in Achaemenid Persia/
  • Maria Brosius
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • King, court and royal representation in the Sasanian empire/
  • Josef Wiesehofer
  • p. 58
  • 3.
  • court of Alexander the Great between Europe and Asia/
  • Tony Spaw Forth
  • p. 82
  • 4.
  • Friends in high places: the creation of the court of the Roman emperor/
  • Jeremy Paterson
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • imperial court of the late Roman empire, c. A.D. 300-c. A.D. 450/
  • Rowland Smith
  • p. 157
  • 6.
  • imperial court in Han China/
  • Hans Van Ess
  • p. 233
  • 7.
  • Court and palace in ancient Egypt: the Amarna period and later Eighteenth Dynasty/
  • Kate Spence
  • p. 267
Control code
31b1613428x
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 358 p.
Isbn
9780521874489
Lccn
2007009045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The court and court society in ancient monarchies, edited by A. J. S. Spawforth
Publication
Note
Based on a workshop held in 2004 at the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • New out of old? Court and court ceremonies in Achaemenid Persia/
  • Maria Brosius
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • King, court and royal representation in the Sasanian empire/
  • Josef Wiesehofer
  • p. 58
  • 3.
  • court of Alexander the Great between Europe and Asia/
  • Tony Spaw Forth
  • p. 82
  • 4.
  • Friends in high places: the creation of the court of the Roman emperor/
  • Jeremy Paterson
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • imperial court of the late Roman empire, c. A.D. 300-c. A.D. 450/
  • Rowland Smith
  • p. 157
  • 6.
  • imperial court in Han China/
  • Hans Van Ess
  • p. 233
  • 7.
  • Court and palace in ancient Egypt: the Amarna period and later Eighteenth Dynasty/
  • Kate Spence
  • p. 267
Control code
31b1613428x
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 358 p.
Isbn
9780521874489
Lccn
2007009045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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