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    DescriptionOf all the great civilizations of the ancient world, that of Persia is one of the most remarkable but least understood. This is a study of the country's origins and why it collapsed so dramatically with the Arab invasions of the seventh century. Josef Wiesehofer, provides a comprehensive survey of the Persian Empire under the Achaeminids, the Parthians and the Sassanians. By focusing on the primary Persian sources - written, archaeological and numismatic evidence from Persia - he avoids the traditional Western approach which has tended to rely so heavily on inaccurate, and sometimes prejudiced, Greek and Roman sources.


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    Title
    Ancient Persia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josef Wiesehofer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781860646751
    ISBN 10: 1860646751
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    DC22: 935
    DC21: 935
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAP
    B&T Approval Code: A15306000
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps, index
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    18 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Josef Wiesehofer is Professor of Ancient History at the Institut fur Klassische Altertumskunde at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is the author of numerous books.
    Review quote
    "The book deserves to continue to serve scholars and students for many years. A strength is the emphasis it gives to evaluating sources, and its balanced approach to them all..." -John Boardman, (University of Oxford) Ancient West & East 'This book presents a historical discussion of Persia from a Near Eastern perspective. A comprehensive social, political and cultural history of ancient Persia, providing new material for specialists while being fully accessible and appealing to anyone interested in the ancient world.' -- Fred Rhodes, The Middle East "Required Reading for a look at the nature of the Persian Empire as seen by the Persians." -The Guardian
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Introduction: the beginnings of Iranian supremacy in the ancient Near East. Part 2 Iran from Cyprus to Alexander the Great - the reign of the Achaemenids: the testimonies; the king and his subjects; Xsaca, Dahyava and Bagi - the kingdom, the peoples and the tributes paid to the king; everyday life in Achaemenid Persis. Part 3 Macedonian domination over Iran. Part 4 Iran from Arsaces I to Artabanus IV: the Parthian reign; the testimonies; the king and his subjects; satraps, traders, soldiers and priests - administration, economy, the army and cults in Arsacid Iran. Part 5 Iran from Ardashir I to Yazdgird III - the reign of the Sasanians: the testimonies, the king and his subjects; Eranshahr - the empire, its inhabitants and their way of life. Part 6 Conclusion: the survival and rediscovery of ancient Iran.