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Iranians in Achaemenid Babylonia

Availability: Forthcoming
Published: 2024
Page #: xii + 254
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-939214-99-0
bibliography, index, notes

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Based on a meticulous study of the texts—mostly cuneiform, legal and economic documents— mentioning Iranians in Achaemenid Babylonia (539-330 B.C.), Dr. Dandamayev has reconstructed the social, economic, and administrative life of the Persians, Medes, and other Iranian peoples in Babylonia under the Persian Empire. The heart of the book is a dictionary of over 350 Iranian names mentioned in connection with Babylonia. Essays on the changes in Babylonian life under the Achaemenid and on the role of Iranians in Achaemenid Babylonia explore the implications of the information on the linguistics of the early Iranian languages, economic and social life of Babylonia, and the government of the Achaemenid Empire.



New paperback edition, 2024.

M.A. Dandamayev

Muhammad Abdulkadyrovich Dandamayev (1928 – 2017 ), Chief Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOM-RAS), was a historian who focused on the ancient Persian Empire, and the social institutions of Babylonia during the first millennium BCE.


Foreword
Introduction

Part One. Traditions and Innovations
1. Administrative System
2. Judicial Administration
3. State Taxes
4. Agrarian Relations
5. Military Service
6. Temple Policies
7. Cultural and Ideological Trends
8. Summary

Part Two. Iranian Names

Part Three. Inhabitants of the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia in Babylonia
1. Elamites
2. Medes
3. Persians
4. Sakai
5. Arians
6. Choresmians
7. Other Eastern Iranians and Indians
8. Religious Pluralism and Cultural Contacts
9. Legal and Social Status of Iranians
and Other Ethnic Minorities in Babylonia

Abbreviations

Works Cited

Indices
Passages Cited
Old Iranian Names
Old Iranian Toponyms
Old Iranian Words
Babylonian Equivalents of Iranian Words
Other Akkadian Words
Words in Other Languages
People
Places
General Subjects

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