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The Resource Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East : In the Crucible of Empire, edited by John J. Collins and J.G. Manning

Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East : In the Crucible of Empire, edited by John J. Collins and J.G. Manning

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Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East : In the Crucible of Empire
Title
Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East
Title remainder
In the Crucible of Empire
Statement of responsibility
edited by John J. Collins and J.G. Manning
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays contains a state of the field discussion about the nature of revolt and resistance in the ancient world. While it does not cover the entire ancient world, it does focus in on the key revolts of the pre-Roman imperial world. Regardless of the exact sequence, it was an undeniable fact that the area we now call the Middle East witnessed a sequence of extensive empires in the second half of the last millennium BCE. At first, these spread from East to West (Assyria, Babylon, Persia). Then after the campaigns of Alexander, the direction of conquest was reversed. Despite the sense of inevitability, or of divinely ordained destiny, that one might get from the passages that speak of a sequence of world-empires, imperial rule was always contested. The essays in this volume consider some of the ways in which imperial rule was resisted and challenged, in the Assyrian, Persian, and Hellenistic (Seleucid and Ptolemaic) empires. Not every uprising considered in this volume would qualify as a revolution by this definition. Revolution indeed was on the far end of a spectrum of social responses to empire building, from resistance to unrest, to grain riots and peasant rebellions. The editors offer the volume as a means of furthering discussions on the nature and the drivers of resistance and revolution, the motivations for them as well as a summary of the events that have left their mark on our historical sources long after the dust had settled
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
303.6/409394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.18
LC item number
.R48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Collins, John J.
  • Manning, Joseph Gilbert
Series statement
Culture and history of the ancient Near East,
Series volume
volume 85
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutions
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East : In the Crucible of Empire, edited by John J. Collins and J.G. Manning
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-292) and indexes
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Revolts in the Assyrian empire : succession wars, rebellions against a false king, and independence movements
  • Karen Radner ;
  • 4.
  • Assyria's demise as recompense : a note on narratives of resistance in Babylonia and Judah
  • Peter R. Bedford ;
  • 5.
  • Revolts in the Neo-Assyrian empire : a preliminary discourse analysis
  • Eckart Frahm -- dtThe Persian Empire:
  • 6.
  • Xerxes and the oathbreakers : empire and rebellion on the northwestern front
  • 1.
  • Matt Waters ;
  • 7.
  • Cyrus the younger and Artaxerxes II, 401 BC : an Achaemenid civil war reconsidered
  • John W.I. Lee ;
  • 8.
  • Resistance, revolt and revolution in Achaemenid Persia : a response
  • Elspeth R.M. Dusinberre
  • The Ptolemaic Kingdom:
  • 9.
  • Revolting subjects : empires and insurrection, ancient and modern
  • Introduction
  • Brian McGing ;
  • 10.
  • Revolts under the Ptolemies : a paleoclimatological perspective
  • Francis Ludlow and J.G. Manning
  • The Seleucid Empire:
  • 11.
  • Resistance and revolt . the case of the Maccabees
  • Robert Doran ;
  • 12.
  • Temple or taxes? : what sparked the Maccabean revolt?
  • John J. Collins and J.G. Manning
  • John J. Collins
  • The Roman Empire:
  • 13.
  • The importance of perspective : the Jewish-Roman conflict of 66-70 CE as a revolution
  • James McLaren and Martin Goodman ;
  • 14.
  • Josephus, Jewish resistance and the Masada myth
  • Tessa Rajak ;
  • 15.
  • The impact of the Jewish rebellions, 66-135 CE : destruction or provincialization?
  • 2.
  • Seth Schwartz
  • When is a revolt not a revolt? : a case for contingency
  • Erich S. Gruen
  • Assyria and Babylonia:
  • 3.
Control code
ocn951955827
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9789004330177
Lccn
2016028963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)951955827
Label
Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East : In the Crucible of Empire, edited by John J. Collins and J.G. Manning
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-292) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Revolts in the Assyrian empire : succession wars, rebellions against a false king, and independence movements
  • Karen Radner ;
  • 4.
  • Assyria's demise as recompense : a note on narratives of resistance in Babylonia and Judah
  • Peter R. Bedford ;
  • 5.
  • Revolts in the Neo-Assyrian empire : a preliminary discourse analysis
  • Eckart Frahm -- dtThe Persian Empire:
  • 6.
  • Xerxes and the oathbreakers : empire and rebellion on the northwestern front
  • 1.
  • Matt Waters ;
  • 7.
  • Cyrus the younger and Artaxerxes II, 401 BC : an Achaemenid civil war reconsidered
  • John W.I. Lee ;
  • 8.
  • Resistance, revolt and revolution in Achaemenid Persia : a response
  • Elspeth R.M. Dusinberre
  • The Ptolemaic Kingdom:
  • 9.
  • Revolting subjects : empires and insurrection, ancient and modern
  • Introduction
  • Brian McGing ;
  • 10.
  • Revolts under the Ptolemies : a paleoclimatological perspective
  • Francis Ludlow and J.G. Manning
  • The Seleucid Empire:
  • 11.
  • Resistance and revolt . the case of the Maccabees
  • Robert Doran ;
  • 12.
  • Temple or taxes? : what sparked the Maccabean revolt?
  • John J. Collins and J.G. Manning
  • John J. Collins
  • The Roman Empire:
  • 13.
  • The importance of perspective : the Jewish-Roman conflict of 66-70 CE as a revolution
  • James McLaren and Martin Goodman ;
  • 14.
  • Josephus, Jewish resistance and the Masada myth
  • Tessa Rajak ;
  • 15.
  • The impact of the Jewish rebellions, 66-135 CE : destruction or provincialization?
  • 2.
  • Seth Schwartz
  • When is a revolt not a revolt? : a case for contingency
  • Erich S. Gruen
  • Assyria and Babylonia:
  • 3.
Control code
ocn951955827
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9789004330177
Lccn
2016028963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)951955827

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