The Resource Birth of the Persian Empire, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart, (electronic resource)

Birth of the Persian Empire, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart, (electronic resource)

Label
Birth of the Persian Empire
Title
Birth of the Persian Empire
Statement of responsibility
edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a vast geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars offer a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and guide the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the four-volume Idea of Iran series. Charting over 1000 years of history, The Idea of Iran series offers a significant new appraisal of one the most fascinating, but also (at least in the West) relatively little known, of the great civilizations of antiquity. Comprising four substantial volumes, which have emerged from a series of seminars held under the joint auspices of the London Middle East Institute and the British Museum, and supported by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the series explores the empires which have shaped the culture of Iran. Beginning with the Achaemenid dynasty of Cyrus the Great, which founded Persian imperial rule in the middle of the sixth century BCE, the series goes on to examine, amongst other key topics, the society, religion, and government of ancient Iran under the Parthians, Sasanians and the Arab rulers of the early Islamic period. The Idea of Iran will be mandatory reading for all serious scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Iranian history
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
935
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS275
LC item number
.B57 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The idea of Iran
Series volume
v. 1
Label
Birth of the Persian Empire, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A series of six lectures delivered at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the spring and summer terms 2004, organised by the London Middle East Institute at SOAS and the British Museum."--Page [1]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-147)
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  • net
Contents
Cyrus the Great and the kingdom of Anshan / [D.T. Potts] -- An archaeologist's approach to Avestan geography / [Frantz Grenet] -- The Achaemenids and the Avesta / [P.O. Skærvø] -- The contribution of the Magi / [Albert de Jong] -- The history of the idea of Iran / [A. Shapur Shahbazi] -- Iron Age Iran and the transition to the Achaemenid period / [John Curtis]
Control code
ocn971042782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (147 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857710925
Other control number
9781845110628
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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.b25274892
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971042782
  • pebcs0857710923

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