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Laptop generated contents word: -- desk of Contents -- record of participants -- 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 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 remarkable cultural range. Cosmopolitanism and Empire strains the advance of cultural ideas by which empires controlled distinction that allows you to determine powerful, enduring regimes of domination. It specializes in the kinfolk of imperial elites with culturally distinctive neighborhood elites, supplying a comparative point of view at the various intensity and modalities of elite integration in 5 empires of the traditional close to East and Mediterranean. If cosmopolitanism has in most cases been studied except the imperial context, the essays accrued the following express that theories and practices that enabled ruling elites to go beyond cultural particularities have been integral for the institution and upkeep of trans-regional and trans-cultural political orders. because the first cosmopolitans, imperial elites appeared ruling over culturally disparate populations as their vocation, and their means to set up normative frameworks throughout cultural barriers performed an important function within the consolidation in their strength. including an introductory bankruptcy which bargains a idea and historical past of the connection among empire and cosmopolitanism, the quantity comprises case reports of Assyrian, Seleukid, Ptolemaic, Roman, and Iranian empires that examine encounters among ruling sessions 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 recommendations for resolving the cultural contradictions that their regimes precipitated."

"This quantity strains the improvement of cosmopolitan cultural strategies by which old empires controlled distinction in an effort to determine regimes of domination. Its case reports of close to japanese and Mediterranean empires mix to illustrate the centrality of cosmopolitanism to the institution and persistence of trans-cultural political orders" Read more...


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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. 43. ” On interstate recognition, see Podany 2010. 44. Brisch 2011: 716, Neumann 2014: 39–​4 0. 45. Michalowski 2010: 157–​6 4. 46. For the development of Assyrian cosmo-​geographical conceptions of the world and universal rule in the course of imperial expansion, see Lang and Rollinger 2010 and Zamazalová 2013. 47. Machinist 1993: 84–​91, Liverani 2011: 263–​4.

103 Although progress was slow, the equestrian and senatorial orders did gradually develop into a truly trans-​regional aristocracy. 105 The early Roman emperors witnessed an unprecedented degree of cultural convergence in the territories they ruled, especially in the west of the empire. The depth of change and the degree of homogeneity it produced are hotly debated—​ as is the extent to which it can be regarded as the product of concerted policy, rather than uncoordinated local initiative. 106 The cultural divide between local elites in different parts of the empire was narrower than ever before.

On the symbolics of the trilingual inscriptions and their implied “language ranking,” see Finn 2011. 62. Jursa 2007: 77–​8, Khatchadourian 2012: 979. 63. Jursa 2007: 78–​83. For a case study of elite co-​optation that reveals how much could be gained, in material terms, from Achaemenian rule, see Waerzeggers 2014: 113–​32, 138–​9. The Babylonian Marduk-​rēmanni was able not only to consolidate his local position but also to expand his mercantile interests far beyond Mesopotamia, as far afield as Syro-​Palestine and the Iranian plateau and to profit directly from the favors of the court in Susa.

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