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Kevin van Bladel

–3, feel the need to forestall charges of eurocentrism in their use of Roman sources on Sasanian Iran. By contrast Waters ( Ancient Persia , p. 219) recognizes that “the unavoidable reliance on ancient Greek sources is not entirely negative” in dealing with the Achaemenid period. Strootman (“The Seleukid


Pieter B. Hartog

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 3–31. 65 Anthony Giddens, Sociology , 6th ed. (Malden: Polity, 2009), 108–51. The association of globalisation with modernisation and capitalism has been criticised for echoing Western biases and Eurocentrism. See Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Globalization and