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    DescriptionSasanian Persia, which succeeded the Parthians, was one of the great powers of late antiquity and the most significant power in the Near East, together with the Roman Empire. This book undertakes a thorough investigation of the diverse range of written, numismatic, and archaeological sources in order to reassess Sasanian political ideology and its sources and influences in the ideologies of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Babylonian scholarship and prophecy, and Hellenistic Greek thought. It sheds fresh light on the political complexities of early Arsacid and Sasanian history, especially the situation in Babylon and Elymais, and on the Roman propaganda which penetrated, shaped, and determined Roman attitudes towards Sasanian Persia.


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    Title
    Arsacids and Sasanians
    Subtitle
    Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) M. Rahim Shayegan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 570
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,039 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521766418
    ISBN 10: 0521766419
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 935.07
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 935/.07
    LC classification: DS286 .S45 2011
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BISAC region code: 2.2.2.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: JP, NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 b/w illus. 4 maps 12 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    M. Rahim Shayegan is Assistant Professor of Iranian at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published on ancient Iranian history and philology, and is co-editor, with Carol Bakhos, of The Talmud in Its Iranian Context (2010).
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Preamble: Achaemenids and Sasanians; 1. Sasanian epigraphy; 2. Classical sources: Dio, Herodian, Ammianus Marcellinus; 3. Arsacids and Sasanians; 4. Imitatio veternae Helladis and imitatio Alexandri in Rome; Conclusions; Epilogue; Appendices.