Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire : the men who would be king

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Full title: Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire : the men who would be king / Boris Chrubasik.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Cover; Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 0.1 Prologue: The Death of a King; 0.2 A HISTORY OF KINGS AND USURPERS; 0.3 USURPATION AS AN INTERPRETATIVE MODEL; 0.3a Talking about Usurpers and the Choice of Words; 0.3b Writing Usurpation; 0.3c The Use of Coinage and Royal Images; 1: Central and Local Power in the Seleukid Empire; 1.1 Dynasts in all the Land; 1.1a Dynasts in the Western Empire: Pergamon and Philomelion 
505 8 |a 1.1b Dynasts in the East: Baktria, Parthia, and the Persis1.1c Dynasts beyond the Third Century; 1.2 The Strength of Local Power; 1.2a Return to Asia Minor; 1.2b The Agents on the Spot; 1.3 Between Central and Local Power; 1.4 Conclusion; 1.4a Beyond Peripheries and Local Power; 2: Usurpers in Asia Minor: The Third Century; 2.1 Late Third-Century Asia Minor and the Loss of Seleukid Control, c.246-213; 2.1a Prelude: Ptolemaic Resurgence, and the Galatian Tribes; 2.1b A Royal Usurper: Antiochos Hierax; 2.1c The Cousin `Left Behind by the King:́ Achaios; 2.2 Becoming King in Asia Minor 
505 8 |a 2.2a Kingship by Descent: Antiochos Hierax2.2b Kingship by Success: Achaios; 2.2c Usurpers and the Ptolemaic Kings; 2.3 Royal Success in Asia Minor: The Limits of the Seleukid Family; 2.3a Between Family and Individuality; 3: Usurpers in the Levant and Beyond: The Second Century; 3.1 A History of the Seleukid Empire in the Mid-Second Century, c.162-123; 3.1a Timarchos; 3.1b Alexander Balas; 3.1c Antiochos VI and Tryphon; 3.1d Alexander Zabinas; 3.1e The Levant in the Second Century: Conclusion; 3.2 Images of Kingship: The Royal Offers; 3.2a Prelude: The Origins of Usurpers 
505 8 |a 3.2b Timarchos: A Peripheral Great King3.2c Tryphon: Guardian and Self-made King; 3.2d Alexander Balas: Former Kingś Friends and the Image of Alexander; 3.2e Alexander Zabinas and a Deceased King; 3.2f External Support of Royal Offers; 3.2g The Royal Offers: A Summary; 3.3 The Reception of Royal Offers: When Audiences Become Agents; 3.3a Choice: The Politicization of Audiences; 3.3b The Makkabees and Judaea; 3.3c Cities: Antiocheia, Sidon, and Tyre; 3.3d The Army; 3.4 Usurpers in the Second Century: Conclusion; 4: Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire; 4.1 The Origin of Usurpers 
505 8 |a 4.1a Competitors for the Diadem4.1b The Place of Usurpation: Centre, Periphery, and the Crisis of the Dynasty; 4.1c The Images of Kingship; 4.1d Usurpers as Kings; 4.2 Royal Reaction: Punishment, Pardon, and Adaptation; 4.2a Beyond Royal Reaction: Usurpers ́Transformation into Tyrants; 5: Kings in the Seleukid Empire: A Story of Usurpation, Monarchy, and Power; 5.1 Power and Kingship in the Seleukid Empire; 5.2 Kings and Empires: Assessing the Seleukid State; 5.3 Kings, Empires, Seleukids, and Beyond: An Epilogue; Appendices 
520 |a This volume focuses on ideas of kingship and power in the Seleukid empire, specifically the role of usurpers. Redefining the king as only one of several political players, it advances a political history predicated on social power and argues that despite its strong rulers the empire was structurally weak and the position of its kings precarious. 
650 0 |a Seleucids  |x History. 
650 0 |a Greeks  |z Turkey  |x History  |y To 1500. 
650 0 |a Maccabees. 
651 0 |a Syria  |x History  |y 333 B.C.-634 A.D. 
651 0 |a Palestine  |x History  |y To 70 A.D. 
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