Amélie Kuhrt FBA (born 1944) is a historian and specialist in the
history of the ancient Near East.
She was educated at King's College London, University College London
Professor Emerita at University College London, she specialises in the
social, cultural and political history of the region from c.3000-100
BC, especially the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian and
She was co-organiser of the Achaemenid History Workshops from 1983 to
1990. In 1997, her book The Ancient Near East : c.3000-330 BC was
awarded the annual American History Association's James Henry Breasted
Prize for the best book in English on any field of history prior to
the year 1000 AD.
Kuhrt was elected a Fellow of the
British Academy in 2001. She is
currently a member of the British Academy's Projects Committee, which
is responsible for assessing the scope for new projects and
initiatives sponsored by the Academy.
1 Selected books
2 Selected articles
4 External links
The Persian Empire: A Corpus of Sources of the Achaemenid Period.
London: Routledge, 2007. ISBN 0-415-43628-1
The Ancient Near East : c.3000-330 BC. London : Routledge,
1995. ISBN 0-415-01353-4 (v.1), ISBN 0-415-12872-2 (v.2)
Images of women in Antiquity. With Averil Cameron. London :
Routledge, 1993. ISBN 0-415-09095-4
"Ancient Near Eastern History: The Case of Cyrus the Great of Persia",
Hugh G. M. Williamson (ed), Understanding the History of Ancient
British Academy 2007. ISBN 0-19-726401-8,
"Cyrus the Great of Persia: Images and Realities", in M. Heinz &
M. H. Feldman (eds), Representations of Political Power: Case
Histories from Times of Change and Dissolving Order in the Ancient
Near East, pp. 174–175. Eisenbrauns, 2007.
"The Problem of Achaemenid Religious Policy", in B. Groneberg & H.
Spieckermann (eds.), Die Welt der Gotterbilder, Walter de Gruyter,
2007, pp. 117–142
"Sennacherib's Siege of Jerusalem", in A.K. Bowman et al. (eds)
Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World,
pp. 13 – 33. OUP/
British Academy 2004. ISBN 0-19-726276-7
"The Achaemenid Persian empire (c. 550-c. 330 BCE): continuities,
adaptations, transformations", in S.E. Alcock et al. (eds.), Empires:
perspectives from archaeology and history, Cambridge University Press,
2001, pp. 93–123
"Women and War", Journal of Gender Studies in Antiquity 2 (1) (2001) 1
"The Persian Kings and their subjects: A unique relationship?",
Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, vol.96 no.2 (2001),
"Israelite and Near Eastern historiography," in A. Lemaire & M.
Saebo (eds), Vetus Testamentum Supplementum 80 (2000),
"Usurpation, conquest and ceremonial: From Babylon to Persia", in D.
Cannadine, S. Price (eds), Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in
Traditional Societies, Cambridge University Press, 1992,
Babylonia from Cyrus to Xerxes", in John Boardman (ed), The Cambridge
Ancient History: Vol IV - Persia, Greece and the Western
Mediterranean, p. 124. Cambridge University Press, 1982.
"The Cyrus Cylinder and Achaemenid imperial policy", Journal of
Studies of the Old Testament 25 (1983), pp. 83–97
^ "AHA Award Recipients - James Henry Breasted Prize". American
History Association. Accessed 2008-11-11.
^ Directory of Ordinary Fellows - K Archived June 6, 2011, at the
Wayback Machine., British Academy
^ "Research programmes". British Academy. Accessed 2008-11-11.
Amélie Kuhrt profile and contact page
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