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Imperial Matter : Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires (Paperback) (Lori Khatchadourian)
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visitwww.luminosoa.org to learn more.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 thatthings—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.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Social Science, History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Archaeology, Ancient / General
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Lori Khatchadourian
Street Date: March 18, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7639
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