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    The Age of the Parthians (Idea of Iran) (Hardback) Edited by Vesta Sarkhosh, Edited by Sarah Stewart

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    DescriptionThe Parthians are a fascinating but little-known ancient civilization. In the mid-third century BCE a bold and ambitious leader called Arshak challenged Hellenic rule and led his armies to victory. The dynasty which he founded ruled over what became a mighty empire and restored the glory of Iran following the region's conquest by Alexander the Great. This imperial eastern superpower, which lasted for 400 years and stretched from the Hindu Kush to Mesopotamia, withstand the might of Rome for centuries. The Parthians were nomadic horse-warriors who left few written records, concentrating rather on a rich oral and storytelling tradition. What knowledge we have of this remarkable people derives primarily from their coinage, which mixed Hellenism with Persian influences. In this book, distinguished scholars examine - from a variety of perspectives - the origins of the Parthians, their history, religion and culture, as well as perceptions of their empire through the lens of both imperial Rome and China.


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    Title
    The Age of the Parthians
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Vesta Sarkhosh, Edited by Sarah Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845114060
    ISBN 10: 184511406X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS026000, HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000, A14202000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 935.06, 939.403
    LC classification: DS285 .A34 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHTB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations maps.
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    15 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is Curator of Islamic and Iranian Coins at the British Museum. Sarah Stewart is Deputy Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS and teaches Zoroastrianism in the Department of Religions at SOAS.