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Imperial matter : ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires / Lori Khatchadourian.

By: Khatchadourian, Lori, 1975- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]Copyright date: ♭2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520964952; 0520964950; 0520290526; 9780520290525.Other title: Ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires.Subject(s): Imperialism -- Social aspects | Sovereignty | Archaeology and history -- Iran | Archaeology and history -- Caucasus, South | Architecture and state | Architecture and society | Commercial products -- Social aspects | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology | Archaeology | Colonialism and imperialism | History | History: specific events and topics | Humanities | Archaeology and history | Architecture and society | Architecture and state | Commercial products -- Social aspects | Imperialism -- Social aspects | Sovereignty | Political Theory of the State | Political Science | Law, Politics & Government | South Caucasus | Iran | empire | sovereignty | imperialism | south caucasus | ancient persia | ძველი სპარსეთი, ისტორია, პოლიტიკა, იმპერია | სამხრეთ კავკასიაGenre/Form: Electronic book.DDC classification: 935/.7 Online resources: Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) | JSTOR Open Access Books | OAPEN: Open Access Publishing in European Networks | Project Muse Open Access Books
Contents:
1. The Satrapal condition -- 2. Where things stand -- 3. Imperial matter -- 4. From captives to delegates -- 5. Delegates and proxies in the Dahyu Armenia -- 6. Going underground: affiliates, proxies, and delegates at Tsaghkahovit -- Conclusion.
Summary: "What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things--from everyday objects to monumental buildings--profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The Satrapal condition -- 2. Where things stand -- 3. Imperial matter -- 4. From captives to delegates -- 5. Delegates and proxies in the Dahyu Armenia -- 6. Going underground: affiliates, proxies, and delegates at Tsaghkahovit -- Conclusion.

"What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things--from everyday objects to monumental buildings--profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences."--Provided by publisher.

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