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The Armenian history attributed to Sebeos

TL;DR: The History attributed to Sebeos is one of the major works of early Armenian historiography as mentioned in this paper, which traces the fortunes of Armenia in the sixth and seventh centuries within the broader framework of the Byzantine-Sasanian conflict.
Abstract: The History attributed to Sebeos is one of the major works of early Armenian historiography. Although anonymous, it was written in the middle of the seventh century, a time when comparable chronicles in Greek and Syriac are sparse. Sebeos traces the fortunes of Armenia in the sixth and seventh centuries within the broader framework of the Byzantine-Sasanian conflict. Comprising two volumes, part 1 (240 pages) is the translation and notes followed by part 2 (216 pages) which contains the historical commentary, this excellent publication will be of interest to all those involved in the study of Armenia, the Caucasus, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Middle East in late antiquity. It will be of particular value to Islamicists, since Sebeos not only sets the scene for the coming of Islam, but provides the only substantial non-Muslim account of the initial period of expansion.
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13 Sep 2007
TL;DR: Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD as mentioned in this paper, a chronological survey of the Sasanian Empire and its relations with the Roman Empire, is presented in this book.
Abstract: Part I. Narrative: 1. Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD 2. Rome and the Sasanian Empire - a chronological survey Part II. Sources and Contexts: 3. Political goals 4. Warfare 5. Military confrontations 6. The diplomatic solutions 7. Arabia between the great powers 8. Shared interests - continuing conflicts 9. Religion - Christianity and Zoroastrianism 10. Emperor and King of Kings 11. Exchange of information between West and East Part III. Appendices.

132 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present an analysis and synthesis of historical and archaeological data on pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf, from the earliest possible references to the mid 20th century.
Abstract: The paper presents an analysis and synthesis of historical and archaeological data on pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf. The history of pearling in the region is reviewed, from the earliest possible references to the mid 20th century. Economic data from the 18th�20th centuries CE is analysed in detail, to de fine the economic course of the pearling industry during that time, and assess the impact on human settlement in the region. The archaeological data for pearl fishing are then examined, from the 6th millennium BCE onwards, and compared to the historical evidence. The results of archaeological survey in the Abu Dhabi islands region are then taken as a case study, and changes in settlement patterns are related to the historical trajectory of the pearling industry. It is observed that the regional economy became overwhelmingly dependent on the pearl trade in recent centuries, and was increasingly subject to the demands of the global market.

97 citations

Dissertation
02 Dec 2017
TL;DR: In this article, the authors propose an apprehension conjointe de la royaute dans ces trois royaumes de l’Orient chretien, etablis respectivement a la fin des XIe and XIIe siecles, constitue une approche historique and anthropologique inedite.
Abstract: Nous proposons une apprehension conjointe de la royaute dans ces trois royaumes de l’Orient chretien, etablis respectivement a la fin des XIe et XIIe siecles, ce qui constitue une approche historique et anthropologique inedite. Ces royaumes partagent l’originalite de situations de fondation ou de refondation qui permettent d’envisager non seulement les cadres structurels mais surtout le substrat theorique qui sous-entend la construction etatique. Dans les cas que nous etudions, cela se traduit par le choix, non automatique et donc reflechi, d’une forme de gouvernement par l’instauration d’une royaute. Nous nous interrogeons sur son unicite, la solidite de ses structures et finalement son caractere dynamique puisqu’elle s’articule sur une communaute actrice de sa fondation, de sa delegation et de son exercice meme. Et ces royautes s’etablissent sur des espaces nouveaux qui necessitent des territorialisations dont les aspects symboliques sont remarquables et plus pregnants que les realites parfois alterees.A partir d’un large corpus de documents, notre analyse est fondee sur la notion de representation qui induit un processus de diffusion, d’acceptation et revele la malleabilite du concept de royaute intrinsequement lie a des elements de dynamiques internes et externes. La royaute s’avere alors avant tout interactive, fondee sur un faisceau de legitimites concourantes plus que concurrentes, renvoyant a ses dimensions plurielles. Les parts collectives et personnelles s’imbriquent, supposant un pouvoir plus partage que delegue avec une diversite d’acteurs.

92 citations

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01 Mar 2001

88 citations