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The Cambridge History of Iran : Seleucid Parthian - Ehsan Yarshater

The Cambridge History of Iran

Seleucid Parthian

By: Ehsan Yarshater (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th June 2019
ISBN: 9780521246934
Number Of Pages: 861

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The third volume, published in two parts, is an account of every aspect of Iranian civilisation from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the advent of Islam in the seventh century AD. This complex period, of major importance in Iranian history and extending for almost a thousand years, encompasses the reigns of the Seleucid, the Parthian, the Kushan and Sasanian dynasties. As additions to the general objectives of these volumes, Professor Yarshater has included in this volume chapters on the institutional, administrative, legal, numismatic, linguistic and literary aspects of the period; and he further develops the scope of the volume by including studies of Iran's interaction with neighbouring societies, of Iran's mythical and legendary history, and of Iranian settlements outside the geographical boundaries of Iran and Afghanistan. This volume is the most comprehensive study published of this very important period of Iran's history.

List of plates
List of line drawings
List of maps
Iranian society and law
Political, social and administrative institutions: taxes and trade
Geographical and administrative divisions: settlements and economy
Iranian festivals Mary Boyce
Religious History
Development of religious thought
Zoroastrian religion
Jews in Iran
Christians in Iran
Buddhism among Iranian peoples
Manichaeism and its Iranian background
Art History
Parthian art
Sasanian art
Sasanian silver
The development of the arts in Transoxiana
Languages and Literature
Parthian writings and literature
Zoroastrian Pahlavi writings
Manichaean Middle Persian writings
Middle Persian inscriptions
Sogdian language and literature
Khotanese Saka literature
Khwarazmian language and literature
Bactrian literature
Sources of Parthian and Sasanian history
Index of Greek words
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ISBN: 9780521246934
ISBN-10: 0521246938
Series: Cambridge History of Iran : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 861
Published: 11th June 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.34

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