The Two Eyes of the Earth
Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran (Transformation of the Classical Heritage #45)
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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. Bridging the traditional divide between classical and Iranian history, this book brings to life the dazzling courts of two global powers that deeply affected the cultures of medieval Europe, Byzantium, Islam, South Asia, and China.
Praise For The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran (Transformation of the Classical Heritage #45)…
“This very good book is a welcome contribution . . . and is worthy of the prestigious series in which it appears.”
— Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR)
University of California Press, 9780520294837, 456pp.
Publication Date: March 10, 2017
About the Author
Matthew P. Canepa holds the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran at the University of California, Irvine. Author of the award winning book, The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran, he is an Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.