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Author Canepa, Matthew P., 1975-

Title The two eyes of the Earth [electronic resource] : art and ritual of kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran / Matthew P. Canepa.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 425 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series The transformation of the classical heritage ; 45
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 45.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This pioneering study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late Roman and Persian empires. This shared ideal, while often generating conflict during the four centuries of the empires' coexistence (224-642), also drove exchange, especially the means and methods Roman and Persian sovereigns used to project their notions of universal rule: elaborate systems of ritual and their cultures' visual, architectural, and urban environments. Matthew Canepa expl.
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Subject Rome -- Relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Relations -- Rome.
Rome -- Kings and rulers.
Iran -- Kings and rulers.
Monarchy -- Social aspects -- Rome.
Monarchy -- Social aspects -- Iran.
Rites and ceremonies -- Rome.
Rites and ceremonies -- Iran.
Romans -- Social life and customs.
Sassanids -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Canepa, Matthew P., 1975- Two eyes of the Earth. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009 9780520257276 (DLC) 2009003350 (OCoLC)301798235
ISBN 9780520944572 (electronic bk.)
0520944577 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612556272