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A Colonized People

Persian Hegemony, Hybridity, and Community Identity in Ezra-Nehemiah

David Janzen

hegemony through its insistence that this rule is Yhwh’s decision, and that Yhwh has given rule to Persia to benefit Yhwh. A reader of Ezra 1:2–4 could even conclude that the basic point of the Persian Empire is to build the temple in Jerusalem. Ezra 1:7–11; 6:8–10; and 7:14–24, where the Persian kings

Amidu Olalekan Sanni

Literatur/Book Reviews / Die Welt des Islams 49 (2009) 122-161 143 Safavid Iran—Rebirth of a Persian Empire . By Andrew J. Newman. London & New York: I.B. Tauris, 2006. 281 pp. ISBN 1-86064-667-0, Price £35.00. e Safavid era derived its name from Shaikh Ṣafī al-Dīn (d.1334), a Sufi with a

Rula Jurdi Abisaab

Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (London: I. B. Tauris, 2008) For over three decades, Andrew Newman has produced articles and books examining major juristic and doctrinal shifts in the history of Twelver Shīʿism and the Safavid Empire. Indeed, I have used some of his excellent

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

UN GRAND DÉRANGEMENT: DREAMING AN INDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE IN SOUTH ASIA, 1740-1800* SANJAY SUBRAHMANYAM École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris ABSTRACT The essay proposes a counterfactual historical exercise centered around the conquest of the Mughal empire in nothern India in 1739 by

Dynastic Lycia

A Political History of the Lycians and their Relations with foreign Powers, c. 545-362 B.C.


Antony. G. Keen

This volume deals with the history of Lycia in the Achaemenid period, the time of its most famous monuments, discussing all the evidence that can be used in the reconstruction. It is the first book-length treatment in English of Lycia that focuses on historical matters.
The first four synchronic chapters deal with general aspects of the Lycian political set-up. The remaining nine chapters take the reader through a detailed examination of the history of the period.
Because of the Lycians strategically important location between the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean, this work is important for understanding the wider interaction of the Achaemenid Persian empire and the Greek world.