The Achaemenid Persian Empire: A Two Volume Companion

Published: November 5, 2021

Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped the Achaemenid Empire become as visible as…

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Entangled Worlds: Afro-Eurasian Networks in Achaemenid Times

Published: February 19, 2020

Entangled Worlds: Afro-Eurasian Networks in Achaemenid Times Sources on transregional networks in Achaemenid times, which cover the entire range of the empire, and especially its borderlands, are very scarce and mainly secondary. This contribution aims to collect and reinterpret the available evidence on a comparative level. It intends to shed additional light on an empire…

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Does the West Matter? The Persian Empire, Borders, and Ideology

Published: May 29, 2019

About the Speaker Robert Rollinger is Professor of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Universität Innsbruck, Austria. He is a scholar of history and culture between the Aegean world and the ancient Near East. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations (AKU-ISMC) and the Institute…

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