The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. <ul> <li>A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. <li>Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic. <li>Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political, social and cultural history. <li>Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranian identity. <li>Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranian identity. </ul>
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List of Dynistic Tables.
List of Maps.
1. Persia: Place and Idea.
2.The Achaemenians (c.550?331 BC).
3. Alexander (330?323 BC), the Selucids (312?129 BC), and the Parthians (247 BC?AD 224).
4. The Sasanians (c.224?651).
5. ?Non-Iran?: Arabs, Turks, and Mongols in Iran.
6. The Safavids (1501?1722).
7. The Qajars (1796?1926).
8. Iran: 1921?2003: Pahlavi and Islamic Republican Iran.
Series: Peoples of Asia
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th December 2004
Publisher: Basil Blackwell Inc, US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.92 x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1