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    DescriptionEven though the Persian period has attracted a fair share of scholarly interest in recent years, as yet no concerted effort has been attempted to construct a comprehensive social history of Phoenician city-states as an integral part of the Achaemenid empire. This monograph explores the evidence from Persian-period literary (both ancient Jewish and classical), epigraphic, and numismatic sources, as well as material culture remains, in order to sketch just such a history. This study examines developments in Persian-period Phoenician city-states on the three levels: that of the individual household, the city-state, and the administrative unit of the Persian empire. These three societal levels are analyzed within the contexts of economic competition between and among the Phoenician city-states, their burgeoning economic ties with the outside world, and their interaction with the Persian imperial influence in the Levant.

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    The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia
    Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vadim S. Jigoulov
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845533311
    ISBN 10: 1845533313

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    30 figures
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    31 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Vadim S. Jigoulov is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Lecturer at the Department of Classical Studies and in the Honors College at the University of Michigan. In his published articles and reviews he focuses primarily on the history of the Achaemenid Levant, religions of ancient Mediterranean West Asia, as well as interpretations of the Hebrew Bible.
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    'It is useful to have an English survey that gathers together the major sources and bibliography at a manageable length. The text will be a helpful starting point for those interested in getting to know the Phoenicians of the Persian Period.' - Review of Biblical Literature 'Dismissing the link between coinage and rowers proposed by H. T. Willinga in 1987, J. advances that mercenaries preferred to be paid in 'money of their own states or other currencies with a much wider area of distribution' than 'in currencies of different Phoenician city-states' (p. 106). This crucial issue for the social history of Achaemenid Phoenicia deserves further research and J. has produced a most convenient resource towards this aim.' - Palestine Exploration Quarterly
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Politics of Reverence and Contempt: Achaemenid Phoenicia in Classical Texts 2. Listening to Indigenous Voices: The Achaemenid-Period Phoenician Epigraphic Sources 3. Getting with the Program: Achaemenid Phoenicia through Numismatics 4. Patterns of Continuity and Change: Achaemenid Phoenicia through Material Remains 5. The Phoenician City-States of Tyre and Sidon in Ancient Jewish Texts: Reflections of History 6. A Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia: A Summary and a Proposal