Fifty-One. The Achaemenid Provinces in Archaeological Perspective

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Lori Khatchadourian

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch51

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Khatchadourian, L. (2012) The Achaemenid Provinces in Archaeological Perspective, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch51

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Cornell University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Achaemenid provinces, archaeological perspective;
  • Achaemenid Persian Empire, self-conscious field of inquiry;
  • Achaemenid art, institutions, on western reaches of the empire;
  • archaeology of the Achaemenid, anthropological perspectives;
  • agents of the Achaemenid Empire, and imperial integration;
  • Achaemenid Empire, largest polity the ancient world has ever known;
  • hypostyle hall at Erebuni, as critical mediating locations;
  • Artemisia, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus;
  • Achaemenid Empire, religious heterodoxy tolerated;
  • rhetoric of meagerness, pervading Achaemenid provinces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History at a Glance

  • The Armor of Coercion: In Defense of Empire

  • The Armature of Authority

  • Living Under Empire: Households Beyond Palaces

  • Dying Under Empire: Archaeology of Mortuary Practice

  • Divine Disjuncture

  • Conclusions and New Beginnings

  • Guide to Further Reading