This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651CE.
• Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE
• Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history
About the Author
Mehrdad Kia, PhD, is professor of Middle Eastern and North African history and director of the Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center at the University of Montana.