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Ancient Persia

Ancient Persia (Paperback)

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Of all the great civilizations of the ancient world, that of Persia is one of the most remarkable but least understood. This is a study of the country's origins and why it collapsed so dramatically with the Arab invasions of the seventh century. Josef Wiesehofer, provides a comprehensive survey of the Persian Empire under the Achaeminids, the Parthians and the Sassanians. By focusing on the primary Persian sources - written, archaeological and numismatic evidence from Persia - he avoids the traditional Western approach which has tended to rely so heavily on inaccurate, and sometimes prejudiced, Greek and Roman sources.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEClassical history / classical civilisationHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern history Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd. Publication Date: 25/05/2001 ISBN-13: 9781860646751  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Josef Wiesehofer is Professor of Ancient History at the Institut fur Klassische Altertumskunde at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is the author of numerous books.

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