The Resource The age of the Parthians, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart

The age of the Parthians, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart

Label
The age of the Parthians
Title
The age of the Parthians
Statement of responsibility
edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Parthians were nomadic horse-warriors who left few written records, concentrating rather on a rich oral and storytelling tradition. What knowledge we have of this remarkable people derives primarily from their coinage, which mixed Hellenism with Persian influences. In this book, distinguished scholars examine - from a variety of perspectives--the origins of the Parthians, their history, religion and culture, as well as perceptions of their empire through the lens of both imperial Rome and China. 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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
935.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS285
LC item number
.A34 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The idea of Iran
Series volume
v. 2
Label
The age of the Parthians, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sarah Stewart
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-162)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Iranian revival in the Parthian period -- Gondophares and the Indo-Parthians -- Fars under Seleucid and Parthian rule -- Friend and foe : the Orient in Rome -- Parthia in China : a re-examination of the historical records -- The Videvdad : its ritual-mythical significance
Control code
ocn174134775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781845114060
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24216409
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)174134775
  • acaebk1435603486
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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