Monday, June 24, 2019

Xerxes and Babylonia : The Cuneiform Evidence

Xerxes and Babylonia : The Cuneiform Evidence
Editor(s)Waerzggers, Caroline; Seire, Maarja
PublisherPeeters, Leuven
SubjectsHumanities; History; History: earliest times to present day; Ancient history: to c 500 CE
In the summer of 484 BCE Babylonia revolted against Xerxes, king of Persia. In recent years, a debate has crystallized around the nature of Xerxes’ response to this challenge. This volume continues and expands this debate. It collects nine essays on the cuneiform text corpus dated to the period before, during and after the revolts. This material enables the authors to evaluate the nature of Xerxes’ policies in the sphere of society, science, religion, law, administration and economy against the long-term history of the region. The contributions are by Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Johannes Hackl, Michael Jursa, Karlheinz Kessler, Mathieu Ossendrijver, Reinhard Pirngruber, Malgorzata Sandowicz and Caroline Waerzeggers.
SeriesOrientalia Lovaniensia Analecta
KeywordsXerxes; Babylonia; Persia; cuneiform texts; ancient history
Number of pages229
Collection(s)European Research Council (ERC)
GrantH2020 European Research Council - Persia and Babylonia - 682241

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