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    DescriptionThe only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus material, Maria Brosius explores the history of Persia, and brings a new understanding of Persian society and culture and the structures on which these empires were built: the king and his court; religion and culture; art and architecture. From the lands of Egypt to the Indus River, from the Russian Steppes to the Indian Ocean, Brosius has provided an up-to-date account of the three empires of pre-Islamic Iran, and discussing key topics such as women, religion and art and architecture, she presents a clear survey of the history of these empires. Providing additional reading references along with frequent source citations, students of ancient Persia will find this an invaluable addition to their course studies.

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    The Persians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maria Brosius
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 317 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415320900
    ISBN 10: 0415320909

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 935.05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 51
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935/.05
    LC classification: DS275 .B76 2006
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: NH, NHTB
    Illustrations note
    32 black & white halftones, 22 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    30 April 2006
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    Review quote
    'the work is an excellent introduction to these three ancient civilisations which combines a depth of research, and a wide focus with a lively literary style, which makes it an easy and highly enjoyable read... this work is an excellent introduction to the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian civilisations, and takes a refreshing, non-western based, approach to ancient history.' - Gareth C. Sampson, BMCR
    Table of contents
    1. The Archaemenids 1.1 Historical Survey 1.2 King and Court 1.3 Organisation and Administration of the Empire 1.4 Religion 1.5 Art and Architecture (Excursus I: The Creation of 'The Other': The Persians and the Greek-Persian Wars) 2. The Parthians (Arsacids) 2.1 Historical Survey 2.2 King and Court 2.3 Organisation of the Empire 2.4 Religion 2.5 Art and Architecture (Excursus II: The Parthians in the Eyes of the Romans) 3. The Sasanians 3.1 Historical Survey 3.2 King and Court 3.3 Organisation of Empire 3.4 Religion 3.5 Art and Architecture. Appendices. The Achaemenid Dynasty. The Arsacid Dynasty. The Sasanian Dynasty. Selected Bibliography. Index