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Journal:   IRANIAN STUDIES   FALL 2011-WINTER 2012 , Volume 1 , Number 1; Page(s) 23 To 41.
 
Paper: 

POSITION OF EASTERN STATES IN ACHAEMENID EMPIRE

 
 
Author(s):  FIROOZMANDI BAHMAN, BAHADORI ALI
 
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Abstract: 

On the one hand, the vacant position of study about impact of Achaemenid Empire on eastern states is due to silence by classic authors in dealing with these lands; and on the other hand, it is reffered to shortage of archeological artifacts relating to Achaemenids at the given region. In the present essay, by the aid of reminiscent works and economic and administrative evidences obtained from emperial centers such as royal epigraphs, memorial embossed reliefs and official documents as well as archaeological artifacts, it has been tried to reconstruct position of eastern states in achaemenids’ imperial, official, political and economic system. A list of affiliate lands in imperial reliefs may reflect position of any state in imperial administrative system. After reference to imperial centers in most of state lists, these are eastern states that mentioned; it may be a sign for their status in imperial administrative system. Such attitude was also reflected in memorial embossed reliefs. In and embossed relief, carriers of imperial flag that inscribed on tombs of Achaemenid kings, agents from eastern states have been represented after representatives from imperial centers and even in some embossed reliefs, agents of eastern states were displayed as armed people. Since the representatives from other states lacked such a privilege so this might signify their status in imperial political system. In clay epigraphs from Takht-E-Jamshid, we witness a constant and interrelated connection between imperial centers and eastern states while such relation might be faded away highly regarding western states. The constant relationship between eastern states with given centers and thus with other imperial points has definitely a dramatic impact on thriving and prosperity of economy and commerce as well as life progress for the people in these areas.

 
Keyword(s): ACHAEMENID EPIGRAPHS, STATE LISTS, EMBOSSED PATTERNS, TAKHT-E-JAMSHI CLAY RELIEFS, ARCHAELOGICAL ARTIFACTS
 
 
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APA: Copy

FIROOZMANDI, B., & BAHADORI, A. (2011). POSITION OF EASTERN STATES IN ACHAEMENID EMPIRE. IRANIAN STUDIES, 1(1), 23-41. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274853



Vancouver: Copy

FIROOZMANDI BAHMAN, BAHADORI ALI. POSITION OF EASTERN STATES IN ACHAEMENID EMPIRE. IRANIAN STUDIES. 2011 [cited 2021August01];1(1):23-41. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274853



IEEE: Copy

FIROOZMANDI, B., BAHADORI, A., 2011. POSITION OF EASTERN STATES IN ACHAEMENID EMPIRE. IRANIAN STUDIES, [online] 1(1), pp.23-41. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274853.



 
 
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