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Title: Long-Term Cross-Cultural Relations and State Formation in Transcaucasian Iberia
Subtitle: An Annaliste Perspective
Author(s): MORIN, J.
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 41    Date: 2004   
Pages: 108-119
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.41.0.562923

Abstract :
This paper argues that Iberia did not form in a vacuum, nor as an imitation of more advanced systems, but was the result of long-term (fifth–second century B. C.) bilateral relationships between local élites and the Persians. Iberia arose to preserve the standing of élites after the collapse of Seleucid Persia.

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