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Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 BC - Maria Brosius
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The exploits of the Persian kings are famous, but who has heard of Irdabama, a formidable landowner who controlled a huge workforce and ran her own wine and grain business? This book is the first to examine the economic and political importance of women in the first Persian empire (559-331BC). Governed by Achaemenid kings and their satraps, this vast realm stretched from Asia Minor to India. Ancient Greek writers on Persian history give us a glimpse of the influential role played by some individual women at these courts, but these are sporadic and hardly reliable accounts of a fewcolourful femme fatales in the royal family, designed to show up the scandalous machinations of barbarian women gaining political control and causing the decline and effeminacy of the Persian kings. This book is the first to demonstrate the true importance of not only royal but non-royal women inPersia, with the benefit of contemporary Persian and Babylonian sources. By approaching the subject from a Near Eastern perspective, and thoroughly re-examining the Greek sources, the author brings to life a rich and much more detailed picture of the role of women in ancient Persia. Maria Brosius, Books, History, Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 BC Books>History, Oxford University Press

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Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 BC
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Brosius, Maria

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Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 BC

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Xerxes' exploits are famous, but what about Irdabama, a successful landowner who controlled her own wine and grain business? Or the ruthless queen Parysatis who murdered her enemy after a game of dice? By approaching the subject from a near eastern perspective, and thoroughly re-examining the Greek sources, This book is the first to reveal the fascinating picture of women and their economic and political importance in the Persian empire.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780198152552
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0198152558
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Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR
280 Pages
Weight: 0,372 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0198152558

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0-19-815255-8, 978-0-19-815255-2


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