Empire of Ancient Persia

Empire of Ancient Persia

by Michael Burgan
     
 

When Cyrus the Great united the Persians in ca.550 B.C.E, he began a 1,200-year period of Persia dominance in an area that stretched from the Black Sea into Central Asia, from India to Egypt, and along the Fringes of southern Europe. Under three successive dynasties-the Achaemenids, Parthians, and Sassanians-the Persians demonstrated their talents for architecture

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When Cyrus the Great united the Persians in ca.550 B.C.E, he began a 1,200-year period of Persia dominance in an area that stretched from the Black Sea into Central Asia, from India to Egypt, and along the Fringes of southern Europe. Under three successive dynasties-the Achaemenids, Parthians, and Sassanians-the Persians demonstrated their talents for architecture and art by building impressive palaces and creating elaborately decorated pottery. One of the first peoples to worship a single god, their religion, Zoroastrianism, would greatly influence the development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Empires of Ancient Persia looks at the rise and fall of the Persian empires, the daily life of their peoples, and their influence on subsequent civilizations.

Great Empire of the Past narrates the stories of the most influential empires in world history. Each volume in the series provides an overview of one empire or civilization, exploring its rise and fall, the extent of its influence, society and daily life, and impact in the modern world. Numerous sidebars highlight connections to today, key primary documents, and interesting facts. Full-color photographs and maps, a time line, glossary, bibliography, list of further resources, and an index provide readers with additional access to the information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131567
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Great Empires of the Past Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,023,939
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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