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Ancient Persia from 550 BC to 650 AD by Josef WiesehoМ€fer

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Published by I.B. Tauris in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Iran -- History -- To 640 A.D,
  • Iran -- Civilization -- To 640 A.D

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJosef Wiesehöfer ; translated by Azizeh Azodi.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 332 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19681705M
ISBN 101860646751
ISBN 109781860646751
OCLC/WorldCa47736588

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'Ancient Persia offers a well-written and clear introduction to the Achaemenid Empire by one of the leading contemporary historians of the empire. It is a welcome addition to the growing number of resources for this important era, and it will be of great service to lecturers and students.'Author: Matt Waters. Oct 17,  · Description. Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under the Sassanians, was overwhelmed by the Islamic conquests in the seventh century AD. Yet, the armies of ancient Persia have received relatively little. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by the Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in BC with the conquest of the Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the then known Ancient world. Persepolis, the most famous historical site related to Persian Empire in the Achaemenid era, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since Area: , km² (77, sq mi) (85th). The history of Iran, which was commonly known until the midth century as Persia in the Western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, also to an extent known as Greater Iran, comprising the area from Anatolia, the Bosphorus, and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to.

Mention Persia, and most people think Arabian Nights, magic carpets, and genies; in Ancient Persia, for kids, the full scope of this vast empire’s accomplishments are revealed, from stunning mosques and works of art to its most far-reaching legacy: Islam. Sep 29,  · The Persian Empire is the name given to a series of dynasties centered in modern-day Iran that spanned several centuries—from the sixth century B.C. to the. Support Our Non-Profit Organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia Foundation is a non-profit organization. For only $5 per month you can become a member and support our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Aug 18,  · Of all the great civilizations of the ancient world, that of Persia is one of the least understood. Josef Wiesehöfer's comprehensive survey of the Persian Empire under the Achaeminids, the Parthians, and the Sasanians focuses on the primary Persian sources--written, archaeological, and numismatic. He avoids the traditional Western approach which has tended to rely heavily on 5/5(1).