The Limits of Empire in Ancient Afghanistan
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The territory of modern Afghanistan provided a center - and sometimes the center - for a succession of empires, from the Achaemenid Persians in the 6th century BCE until the Sasanian Iranians in the 7th century CE. And yet these regions most frequently appear as comprising a "crossroads" in accounts of their premodern history. This volume explores how successive imperial regimes established enduring forms of domination spanning the highlands of the Hindu Kush, essentially ungovernable territories in the absence of the technologies of the modern state. The modern term "Afghanistan" likely has…mehr

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The territory of modern Afghanistan provided a center - and sometimes the center - for a succession of empires, from the Achaemenid Persians in the 6th century BCE until the Sasanian Iranians in the 7th century CE. And yet these regions most frequently appear as comprising a "crossroads" in accounts of their premodern history. This volume explores how successive imperial regimes established enduring forms of domination spanning the highlands of the Hindu Kush, essentially ungovernable territories in the absence of the technologies of the modern state. The modern term "Afghanistan" likely has its origins in an ancient word for highland regions and peoples resistant to outside rule. The volume's contributors approach the challenge of explaining the success of imperial projects within a highland political ecology from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with their respective evidentiary corpora, notably history, anthropology, archaeology, numismatics, and philology.
  • Produktdetails
  • Classica et Orientalia 24
  • Verlag: Harrassowitz
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. August 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 246mm x 174mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 703g
  • ISBN-13: 9783447114530
  • ISBN-10: 3447114533
  • Artikelnr.: 59890288