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Author Canepa, Matthew P., 1975-

Title The two eyes of the Earth : art and ritual of kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran / Matthew P. Canepa
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xx, 425 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The transformation of the classical heritage ; 45
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 45.
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowlegments; Sources and Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The Art and Ritual of Kingship within and between Rome and Sasanian Iran; 3. The Lure of the Other and the Limits of the Past; 4. Sapur I, King of Kings of Iran and Non-Iran; 5. Rome's Troubled Third Century and the Emergence of a New Equilibrium; 6. Contested Images of Sacral Kingship and New Expressions of Triumph; 7. Unceasing Embassies; 8. City as Stage and Art as Statecraft; 9. The Late Antique Kosmos of Power; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Plates
Summary This pioneering study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late Roman and Persian empires. This shared ideal, while often generating conflict during the four centuries of the empires' coexistence (224-642), also drove exchange, especially the means and methods Roman and Persian sovereigns used to project their notions of universal rule: elaborate systems of ritual and their cultures' visual, architectural, and urban environments. Matthew Canepa expl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Monarchy -- Social aspects -- Rome
Monarchy -- Social aspects -- Iran
Rites and ceremonies -- Rome
Rites and ceremonies -- Iran
Romans -- Social life and customs
Sassanids -- Social life and customs
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Globalization.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
International relations
Kings and rulers
Manners and customs
Monarchy -- Social aspects
Rites and ceremonies
Romans -- Social life and customs
Apotheose (godsdienst)
Rome -- Relations -- Iran
Iran -- Relations -- Rome
Rome -- Kings and rulers.
Iran -- Kings and rulers.
Rome (Empire)
Romeinse rijk.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009003350
ISBN 9780520944572