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The The Cambridge History of Iran : The Cambridge History of Iran Median and Achaemenian Periods v. 2 - Ilya Gershevitch

The The Cambridge History of Iran

The Cambridge History of Iran Median and Achaemenian Periods v. 2

By: Ilya Gershevitch (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th June 1985
ISBN: 9780521200912
Number Of Pages: 964

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The second volume describes the formation, in the sixth century BC, of the earliest multi-national empire, its administration, its confrontation with Greece, and its eventual dissolution under the impact of Alexander's conquest of Iran in 331 BC. This was a time of great importance in the history of the entire Middle East, and embraced figures of the stature of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. The sources for this period are more diverse than for any other in Iran's history, the bulk of the evidence being preserved in Babylonian, Elamite, Egyptian and Greek. The involvement in this volume of specialists in each of these fields has ensured that the results of the intensive research of recent years are incorporated in this synthesis. In addition to the strictly historical accounts there are chapters on art and architecture, metalwork and glyptic, calendar systems, weights and measures, religion, and the eastern Iranian world as reflected in the Avesta.

List of plates
List of text figures
List of maps
Anshan in the Median and Achaemenian periods
The Scyths
The rise of the Achaemenids and establishment of their empire
Persia and the Greeks
Cyrus the Great (558-529 BC)
Alexander in
The Persian occupation of
The Babylonian evidence of Achaemenian rule in Mesopotamia
The evidence of the Persepolis tablets
Achaemenid coins, weights and measures
The old eastern Iranian world view according to the
The religion of Achaemenian
Aramaic in the Achaemenian Empire
Old Iranian calendars
Classic Achaemenian architecture and sculpture
The Behistun relief
Tepe Nush-i Jan: the Median settlement
Metalwork and glyptic
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ISBN: 9780521200912
ISBN-10: 0521200911
Series: Cambridge History of Iran : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 964
Published: 6th June 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.18  x 5.28
Weight (kg): 1.45

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