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RZ-51234-10
Empire in the Everyday: Archaeological Investigations of Tsaghkahovit (Armenia) Under Persian Rule (ca. 550-330 BC)
Lori Khatchadourian, Cornell University

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Empire in the Everyday: A Preliminary Report on the 2008-2011 Excavations at Tsaghkahovit, Armenia (Article)
Title: Empire in the Everyday: A Preliminary Report on the 2008-2011 Excavations at Tsaghkahovit, Armenia
Author: Lori Khatchadourian
Abstract: Between 2008 and 2011, the joint Armenian-American project for the Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies (Project ArAGATS) conducted archaeological excavations at the Iron Age settlement of Tsaghkahovit, in central western Armenia. This work built upon research begun in 2005 to closely examine the materiality of social and political life in a rural settlement of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.E.). Intensive investigations at Tsaghkahovit have revealed the remains of a community clearly enmeshed in select socio-political institutions of the empire, yet one also committed to reproducing and revising the contours of everyday life on the Armenian highlands in its own terms. The site thus invites consideration of the quotidian material and spatial practices of imperial subjects who both sustained, and rendered partial, the expansive reach of Achaemenid sovereignty in the Armenian satrapy. This article reports on recent excavations and offers preliminary interpretation of the findings
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.ajaonline.org/field-report/1714
Access Model: Subscription only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: American Journal of Archaeology
Publisher: American Journal of Archaeology

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires (Book)
Title: Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires
Author: Lori Khatchadourian
Abstract: What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/imperial-matter-ancient-persia-and-the-archaeology-of-empires/oclc/923796005?referer=di&ht=edition
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520290525
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Oakland: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520290525
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires (Web Resources)
Title: Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires
Author: Lori Khatchadourian
Abstract: What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/detail/13/imperial-matter/
Primary URL Description: eBook on open access website
Secondary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/imperial-matter-ancient-persia-and-the-archaeology-of-empires/oclc/932302631&referer=brief_results
Secondary URL Description: WorldCat listing


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