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Computer generated contents be aware: -- desk of Contents -- record of individuals -- 1. Cosmopolitan Politics: The Assimilation and Subordination of Elite Cultures -- Myles Lavan, Richard Payne, John Weisweiler -- 2. Getting convinced: The Assyrian improvement of Elite reputation Ethics -- Seth Richardson -- three. Empire starts off at domestic: neighborhood Elites and Imperial Ideologies in Hellenistic Greece and Babylonia -- Kathryn

"The empires of the traditional close to East and Mediterranean invented cosmopolitan politics. within the first millennia BCE and CE, a succession of territorially broad states included populations of unparalleled cultural variety. Cosmopolitanism and Empire lines the advance of cultural innovations in which empires controlled distinction as a way to determine potent, enduring regimes of domination. It specializes in the kin of imperial elites with culturally precise neighborhood elites, providing a comparative viewpoint at the various intensity and modalities of elite integration in 5 empires of the traditional close to East and Mediterranean. If cosmopolitanism has ordinarily been studied except the imperial context, the essays amassed right here exhibit that theories and practices that enabled ruling elites to go beyond cultural particularities have been imperative for the institution and upkeep of trans-regional and trans-cultural political orders. because the first cosmopolitans, imperial elites looked ruling over culturally disparate populations as their vocation, and their ability to set up normative frameworks throughout cultural obstacles performed a necessary position within the consolidation in their strength. including an introductory bankruptcy which deals a conception and heritage of the connection among empire and cosmopolitanism, the amount comprises case stories of Assyrian, Seleukid, Ptolemaic, Roman, and Iranian empires that research encounters among ruling periods and their subordinates within the domain names of language and literature, faith, and the social imaginary. The contributions mix to demonstrate the dilemmas of distinction that imperial elites faced in addition to their suggestions for resolving the cultural contradictions that their regimes precipitated."

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Saller 1982: 42–​3. 103. Eck 1995‒8: 2:280–​9 0. 104. The ways in which the Constantinian reforms reconfigured the relationship between universal rulers and local elites are explored by Heather 1998 and Weisweiler 2014. The best treatments of the institutional structure of the late Roman senate are Garbarino 1988 and Chastagnol 1992. Excellent sociological analyses are provided by Löhken 1982, Salzman 2002, and Skinner 2013. 105. Woolf 1998 remains the most incisive case study. 106. Woolf 1995, Keay and Terrenato 2001, Hingley 2005.

67 The ethno-╉class was relatively small, presumably one key to its cohesion, and in many areas satraps relied directly on the cooperation of non-╉Persian elites. 68 In Anatolia and Mesopotamia, too, local dynasts answered to Persian satraps. 71 Even the adoption of Persian practices could not undermine the fundamental difference—╉irreducibly rooted in genealogy—╉between the ethno-╉class and its subjects, as the continual reaffirmation of ethnic identities in administrative practice made plain.

In the ninth century, however, the Assyrians not only conquered territories as far as the Euphrates but also subjected the Aramaean kingdoms beyond, beginning an expansionary era that would ultimately make the eighth-​and seventh-​ century Assyrian kings rulers of an empire extending from the Persian Gulf across the Fertile Crescent to Egypt. 47 The palaces and capitals of the Assyrian kings became cosmic centers where the various peoples, languages, arts, and sciences of the world were to be reunified.

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