King and Court in Ancient Persia 559 to 331 BCE

King and Court in Ancient Persia 559 to 331 BCE

eBook - 2013
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Explores Achaemenid kingship and argues for the centrality of the royal court in elite Persian society. The first Persian Empire (559-331 BCE) was the biggest land empire the world had seen, and seated at the heart of its vast dominions, in the south of modern-day Iran, was the person of the Great King. Hidden behind the walls of his vast palace, and surrounded by the complex rituals of court ceremonial, the Persian monarch was undisputed master of his realm, a god-like figure of awe, majesty, and mystery. Yet the court of the Great King was no simple platform for meaningless theatrical display.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780748677122
0748677127
9780748677115
0748677119
9780748677108
0748677100
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9781299105690
0748641262
9780748641260
0748641254
9780748641253
Characteristics: 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations, maps

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