Aspects of Kinship in Ancient Iran

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Univ of California Press, Oct 10, 2023 - History - 148 pages
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Originally delivered as the Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures, Aspects of Kinship in Ancient Iran is an exploration of kinship in the archaeological and historical record of Iran’s most ancient civilizations. D.T. Potts brings together history, archaeology, and social anthropology to provide an overview of what we can know about the kith and kinship ties in Iran, from prehistory to Elamite, Achaemenid, and Sasanian times. In so doing, he sheds light on the rich body of evidence that exists for kin relations in Iran, a topic that has too often been ignored in the study of the ancient world.
 

Contents

Money Is to the West What Kinship Is to the Rest
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Aspects of Kinship in Iranian Prehistory
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A Few Words on the Notion of Tribe 3 Problems in the Study of Elamite Kinship
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Descent and Marriage in Achaemenid Iran
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Index
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D. T. Potts is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.