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Ancient Near Eastern City-States

Steven J. Garfinkle.

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Middle Eastern Languages; Greek and Roman Law; Classical History. 12171 words.

This chapter examines the history of the formation of city-states in the Fertile Crescent. It provides a working definition of city-state in both spatial and social terms, and describes the...

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Iranian Empires

Josef Wiesehöfer.

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Middle Eastern Languages; Greek and Roman Law; Classical History. 16383 words.

This chapter explores the history of the formation of the Iranian Empires, identifying the major phases in state formation, which include the Achaemenid Empire, Iran in Hellenistic times,...

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Jewish States

Seth Schwartz.

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Middle Eastern Languages; Greek and Roman Law; Classical History. 8441 words.

This chapter examines the history of the formation of Jewish states, discussing the geography and phenomenology of the Jewish states, and the relation between ethnos and state. It...

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