The Persians / Edition 1

The Persians / Edition 1

by Gene R. Garthwaite
ISBN-10:
1405156805
ISBN-13:
9781405156806
Pub. Date:
10/17/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

The Persians / Edition 1

The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day.

  • A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day.
  • Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic.
  • Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political, social and cultural history.
  • Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranian identity.
  • Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranian identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405156806
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Series: Peoples of Asia Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Dynistic Tables.

List of Maps.

Acknowledgments.

Dynastic Tables.

Maps.

1. Persia: Place and Idea.

2.The Achaemenians (c.550–331 BC).

3. Alexander (330–323 BC), the Selucids (312–129 BC), and the Parthians (247 BC–AD 224).

4. The Sasanians (c.224–651).

5. “Non-Iran”: Arabs, Turks, and Mongols in Iran.

6. The Safavids (1501–1722).

7. The Qajars (1796–1926).

8. Iran: 1921–2003: Pahlavi and Islamic Republican Iran.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Index.

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