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.
|Series:||Peoples of Asia Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.78(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Dynistic Tables.
List of 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.