Aspects of Empire in Achaemenid Sardis (Book published June 9


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Author  Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   June 9, 2003
ISBN  052181071X
Pages  342

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The Achaemenid empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.) was the first world empire, founded by Cyrus II in Southwest Iran and lower Mesopotamia. Populated by peoples of different backgrounds, languages and cultures, the empire's challenge was to construct a system that would provide for the needs of all groups. Focusing on Sardis (a regional capital in western Anatolia), the book documents how the administration successfully annexed the region and its populace into the Persian Empire.

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