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    DescriptionThe phrase 'from Persepolis to the Punjab' refers to the vast Iranian empires of the Achaemenids (550-331 BC), Parthians (238 BC-AD 224) and the Sasanians (AD 224-651), which extended eastwards through Afghanistan to the north-western borderlands of the Indian subcontinent. The interest of 19th-century European powers in this region has been called 'the Great Game' and its effects are explored in this book, which is based on contributions to a study day and conference held in the British Museum, supplemented with additional material.

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    From Persepolis to the Punjab
    Exploring the Past in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Edited by Elizabeth Errington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,188 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714111773
    ISBN 10: 0714111775

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, HIS050000
    Abridged Dewey: 956
    DC22: 935
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB, 3D, 3F
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC23: 935.7
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    193 b/w illus
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    19 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Errington and Vesta Curtis are curators specialising in Central Asian and Persian coins in the British Museum.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part 1 The collectors; Deciphering the scripts; Empires and dynasties; Religion; Part 2 From Taq-i Bustan to Lahore: French and Italian officers in Persia and the Punjab, 1816 to 1846 (Jean-Marie Lafont); Bushire and beyond: some early archaeological discoveries in Iran (St John Simpson); The British and archaeology in 19th-century Persia (Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis); Discovering the Kushans (Joe Cribb); Exploring Gandhara (Elizabeth Errington); Sir Aurel Stein: the next generation (Helen Wang); Abbreviations and Bibliography; Conversion of different Chinese transliteration systems to Pinyin; Index.