Albánia és Média Atropaténé - Egy ügyes ókori uralkodó a civilizációk metszéspontján

Földvári, Sándor (2009) Albánia és Média Atropaténé - Egy ügyes ókori uralkodó a civilizációk metszéspontján. In: "Magyarország és Azerbajdzsán: a kultúrák párbeszéde." III. nemzetközi tudományos konferencia : előadások, cikkek és rezümék, 2008.09.18-2008.09.20, Budapest.


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"Albania and Media Atropatene: Remarks on The Role Played by The Greek and The Parthian in The History of Caucasus" It is generally admitted that peoples living in The Caucasus has a long history that roots down in the ancient times. However, the ancient authors as historical sources have not got the real evaluation. Although there are a lot of fabular elements are in Herodot’s books, too, the contemporary results of archeologiacal researches may support the data of some ancient author in more correct way than it was stated by authorities in classical philology in 19-20th centuries. We seek to take some remarks on this problem and try to study the topic from the point of view of intercultural communication. Though this new discipline in linguistics started its way on the synchrone methods, we are of the opinion the intercultural communication is a very diachrone study of languages and cultures as well. Namely, Albania, the flowering from the 1th century A.D. was a Parthian – but no Armenian – empire. Though the Christian religion was accepted under the influence of the Armenian culture, the people itself was of Parthian origin and kept very ancient religious and cultural traditions such as pyrolator costumes of the Zoroastrian and mythological motives. Another and, in my opinion, the more important follower of the ancient peoples was the population of Media Atropatene from the 3th century B.C. consisted of Iranian (Mede) and Greek inhabitants, too, among others as well. The founder of this state was Atropates one of the leaders of army of Alexander The Great. After Alexander’s quietus the most powerful leaders seized the opportunity of the demise such as Seleukos in Syria and Ptolemaios in Egypt and Atropates the Mede was one similar to them. In a result, some former Greek soldiers i.e. veterans were settled here as for instance is Bactria. To sorrow of the historians of Armenia, it was paid far less attention by the researchers of the history of The Ancient Near East in this aspect to Media Atropatene than to Bactria. Therefore, this former empire will have surprises in store for investigation on crossing of cultural traditions of the antiquity. The most important Greek and Latin sources are to be analysed in the paper (Arrian 4, 18, 3. Strabo 11, 523. Justin 13, 4. Pliny 6, 13, 16.) and author is going to offer a few remarks on Media Atropatene taking into the account the Old Iranian sources, too. The main aim in the paper is to revaluate the ancient sources and contribute some new viewpoints to the questions of intercultural communication and cultural interferences as well.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: MTMT: 2324581 In.: Haszanov Z (szerk.): Magyarország és Azerbajdzsán: a kultúrák párbeszéde. III. nemzetközi tudományos konferencia : előadások, cikkek és rezümék. Budapest: Azerbajdzsáni Nagykövetség, 2009.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CB History of civilization / művelődéstörténet
D History General and Old World / történelem > D2 Ancient History / ókor története
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