The Resource Women in ancient Persia, 559-331 BC, Maria Brosius

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

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Women in ancient Persia, 559-331 BC
Title
Women in ancient Persia, 559-331 BC
Statement of responsibility
Maria Brosius
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 (559-331 BC). 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 few colourful 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 in Persia, 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
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DLC
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Brosius, Maria
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1130
LC item number
.B76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Achaemenid dynasty
  • Achaemenid dynasty
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Civilization
  • Kings and rulers
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Vrouwen
  • Achaemeniden
  • Femmes et politique
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
Label
Women in ancient Persia, 559-331 BC, Maria Brosius
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-243) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Titles for Royal Women. The Use of basileia in Greek Sources. The Mother of the King. The King's Wife. The King's Daughter. The Royal Concubines -- 3. Royal Marriage Alliances. The Early Persian Kings. Darius I. Achaemenid Kings after Darius I. Royal Daughters and the Nobility -- 4. Royal Women and the Achaemenid Court. Public Appearances. Feasting. Death and Funerary Customs. Power and Political Influence -- 5. Women and the Economy of Achaemenid Persia. Royal Women. Further Evidence of High-Ranking Women. Non-Royal Women -- 6. Conclusion -- List of Royal Marriage Alliances -- Index of Ancient Sources
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 258 pages
Isbn
9780198150091
Lccn
95030650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32778793
  • (OCoLC)ocm32778793
Label
Women in ancient Persia, 559-331 BC, Maria Brosius
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-243) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Titles for Royal Women. The Use of basileia in Greek Sources. The Mother of the King. The King's Wife. The King's Daughter. The Royal Concubines -- 3. Royal Marriage Alliances. The Early Persian Kings. Darius I. Achaemenid Kings after Darius I. Royal Daughters and the Nobility -- 4. Royal Women and the Achaemenid Court. Public Appearances. Feasting. Death and Funerary Customs. Power and Political Influence -- 5. Women and the Economy of Achaemenid Persia. Royal Women. Further Evidence of High-Ranking Women. Non-Royal Women -- 6. Conclusion -- List of Royal Marriage Alliances -- Index of Ancient Sources
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 258 pages
Isbn
9780198150091
Lccn
95030650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32778793
  • (OCoLC)ocm32778793

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