The Resource The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005, edited by John Curtis and St. John Simpson

The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005, edited by John Curtis and St. John Simpson

Label
The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005
Title
The world of Achaemenid Persia
Title remainder
history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Curtis and St. John Simpson
Title variation
  • Achaemenid Persia
  • History, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf. Topics covered include aspects of Achaemenid religion, administration, material culture, ethnicity, gender and the survival of Achaemenid traditions. The publication of the book is an event: it represents a watershed not only in better appreciation and understanding of the rich and complex cultural heritage established by Cyrus, but also of the lasting significance of the Achaemenid kings and the impact that their remarkable civilization has had on wider Persian and Middle Eastern history
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
935.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS281
LC item number
.W67 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005, edited by John Curtis and St. John Simpson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
History and historiography -- Religion -- Gender studies -- Art and architecture -- Archaeology -- Seals and coins -- Gold, silver, glass, and faience -- Regional studies
Control code
ocn680695822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 626 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857718013
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612881930
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
288193
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25277352
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680695822
  • pebcs0857718010

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