The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire

by Karen Zeinert

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-10Much of what we know about the Persians and their empire has come to us from Greek writers such as Herodotus. Zeinert is careful to point out this fact, but also includes information about the deciphering of the Persian script in 1857, which led to a greater understanding of these people who originated in the harsh Iranian uplands. A brief history of the Persian Empire, including the exploits of its three greatest kings, Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, is followed by chapters on daily life and religion. As with the other books in this series, the final chapter discusses the lasting contributions made to human achievement by the civilization in question. This kind of information will be especially helpful for reports. Impressive full-color photographs and reproductions are found throughout.David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Cultures of the Past 2
Product dimensions:
7.89(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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