Establishing a list of Median kings is hampered by grave difficulties, as the notion of Median kings simultaneously implies that of a Median kingdom. The historical existence of this kingdom is presented as a fact in the classical sources. Ever since the publication of the work of Herodotus , the history of the Near East was conceptualised as a sequence of World Empires, in which there was a direct succession from the Assyrian kingdom to the Media…
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Wiesehöfer, Josef and
“VII. Iranian Empires and their vassal states”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 1 : Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties, Edited by: Walter Eder, Johannes Renger.
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