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Ancient Near Eastern City-States  

Steven J. Garfinkle

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Feb 2013
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This chapter examines the history of the formation of city-states in the Fertile Crescent. It provides a working definition of city-state in both spatial and social terms, and describes ... More

Iranian Empires  

Josef Wiesehöfer

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter explores the history of the formation of the Iranian Empires, identifying the major phases in state formation, which include the Achaemenid Empire, Iran in Hellenistic times, ... More

Jewish States  

Seth Schwartz

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of the formation of Jewish states, discussing the geography and phenomenology of the Jewish states, and the relation between ethnos and state. It ... More

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