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Ancient Persia / Edition 1
     

Ancient Persia / Edition 1

by Josef Wiesehofer
 

ISBN-10: 1860646751

ISBN-13: 9781860646751

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

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

Overview

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 inaccurate Greek and Roman accounts. Part of the freshness of this book comes from its Near Eastern perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860646751
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Beginnings of Iranian Supremacy in the Ancient Near East
• Part One: Iran from Cyrus to Alexander the Great: the Reign of the Achaemenids
• The Testimonies
• The King and his Subjects
• Xšaça, Dahyava and Bagi: The Kingdom, the Peoples and the Tributes Paid to the King
• Everyday Life in Achaemenid Persis
• Part Two: Interlude
• Macedonian Domination over Iran
• Part Three: Iran from Arsaces to Artabanus IV: the Parthian Reign
• The Testimonies
• The King and his Subjects
• Satraps, Traders, Soldiers and Priests: Administration, Economy, the Army and Cults in Arsacid Iran
• Part Four: Iran from Ardashir I to Yazdgird III: the Reign of the Sasanians
• The Testimonies
• The King and his Subjects
• Eranshahr: the Empire, its Inhabitants and their Way of Life
• Conclusion: The Survival and Rediscovery of Ancient Iran

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