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Author Khatchadourian, Lori, 1975- author

Title Imperial matter : ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires / Lori Khatchadourian
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Contents 1. The Satrapal condition -- 2. Where things stand -- 3. Imperial matter -- 4. From captives to delegates -- 5. Delegates and proxies in the Dahyu Armenia -- 6. Going underground: affiliates, proxies, and delegates at Tsaghkahovit -- Conclusion
Summary "What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things--from everyday objects to monumental buildings--profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Archaeology and history -- Caucasus, South.
Archaeology and history -- Iran.
Architecture and society.
Architecture and state.
Commercial products -- Social aspects.
Imperialism -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015049243
ISBN 0520290526
0520964950 (electronic bk.)
9780520964952 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires