The Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity Through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 Bce-642 Ce

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$114.00
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
512
Dimensions
8.8 X 1.6 X 11.0 inches | 3.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520290037

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About the Author

Matthew P. Canepa holds the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran at the University of California, Irvine. Author of the award winning book, The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran, he is an Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Reviews

"...a highly original study of the manner in which the succession of rulers of Iran, from the time of the Archaemenids (50-330 BCE) to that of the Sasanians (224-651 CE), manipulated collective memory through the creation of stunning monuments at important locations of their empires. . . .Canepa enables us to see the world not with Roman eyes (as is usually the case) but with Persian eyes, looking out over the Middle East from the immense plateau of Iran."--Peter Brown, "New York Review of Books "
"[Canepa's book] continues the investigations of recent years on the construction of identity and history, as well as on the culture of remembrance, with particular emphasis on the forms of expression in architecture and building policy."--Plekos