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    DescriptionOf the great ancient civilizations, that of Persia is the least known and the most enigmatic. This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars here give a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and discuss topics which help the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the "Idea of Iran" series which will be a four-volume collection encompassing the history of that country.


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    Title
    Birth of the Persian Empire: Vol. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, By (author) Sarah Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845110628
    ISBN 10: 1845110625
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 935.05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAP
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS275 .B57 2005
    BISAC region code: 2.2.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    Parental Adviso.
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    29 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is Curator of Ancient Iranian Coins at the British Museum, Secretary of the British Institute of Persian Studies and Joint Editor of the journal IRAN. She is currently working on a joint project with the National Museum of Iran to catalogue the Sasanian coins in Tehran. Her previous publications include 'The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Persia' (I.B. Tauris). Sarah Stewart is Deputy Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS and teaches Zoroastrianism in the Department of Religions at SOAS. Her current research is on the oral history of Zoroastrians in Iran.
    Review quote
    'Eminent scholars give a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and discuss topics which help the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian Empire.'The Middle East, December 2005.