A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire, 2 Volume Set

Author: Bruno Jacobs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: History

Page: 1747

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A COMPANION TO THE ACHAEMENID PERSIAN EMPIRE A comprehensive review of the political, cultural, social, economic and religious history of the Achaemenid Empirem Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped the Achaemenid Empire become as visible as the powerful impact it had on further historical development. But the work does not only break new ground in this respect, but also in the fact that, in addition to written testimonies of all kinds, it also considers material tradition as an equal factor in historical reconstruction. This comprehensive two-volume set features contributions by internationally-recognized experts that offer balanced coverage of the whole of the empire from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Comprehensive in scope, the Companion provides readers with a panoramic view of the diversity, richness, and complexity of the Achaemenid Empire, dealing with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion, illustrating the multifaceted nature of the first true empire. A unique historical account presented in its multiregional dimensions, this important resource deals with many aspects of history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion it deals with topics that have only recently attracted interest such as court life, leisure activities, gender roles, and more examines a variety of available sources to consider those predecessors who influenced Achaemenid structure, ideology, and self-expression contains the study of Nachleben and the history of perception up to the present day offers a spectrum of opinions in disputed fields of research, such as the interpretation of the imagery of Achaemenid art, or questions of religion includes extensive bibliographies in each chapter for use as starting points for further research devotes special interest to the east of the empire, which is often neglected in comparison to the western territories Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire is an indispensable work for students, instructors, and scholars of Persian and ancient world history, particularly the First Persian Empire.

The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Mehrdad Kia

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: History

Page: 722

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This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651CE. • Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE • Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history

The Oxford World History of Empire

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 1449

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This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.

From Cyrus to Alexander

Author: Pierre Briant

Publisher: Eisenbrauns


Category: History

Page: 1224

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The French publication of this magisterial work in 1996 was acclaimed in newspapers and literary journals. Now Histoire de l'Empire Perse: De Cyrus a Alexandre is translated in its entirety in a revised edition, with the author himself reviewing the translation, correcting the original edition, and adding new documentation. Pierre Briant is a specialist in the history of the Near East during the era of the Persian Empire and the conquests of Alexander and the author of numerous books. This volume is now the standard history of the Persian Empire.

World History as the History of Foundations, 3000 BCE to 1500 CE

Author: Michael Borgolte

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Reference

Page: 783

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In World History as the History of Foundations, 3000 BCE to 1500 CE, Michael Borgolte investigates the origins and development of foundations from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.
Children's stories, English

Ancient Stories of the Hodja

Author: John E. Hillman

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 55

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This book, and the next two volumes in the series, are perfect for reading to your children. I guarantee that you will find the experience highly enjoyable and your child will be left spellbound and hungry for more! All of the Hodja Stories have a little twist to them, an unexpected or thought provoking view of life. The stories themselves are ancient and have their roots in the Persian Empire of 2500 years ago. They are extremely popular in modern day Turkey and in the Middle East. There are some literal translations about but due to the complex language used they are difficult for young children to appreciate and fully understand. In these books the stories have been re-written in a simple form that Primary age children can understand and relate to but without distorting or watering down the story elements, or essential meaning, in any way. The stories rely on careful thought process and the child s application of lateral thinking to fully understand the hidden message within each story, Each volume contains carefully graded stories. The text for Volumes 2 and 3 has already been completed but I await illustrations drawn by the readers. It was great fun preparing the illustrations in Volume 1 but in later volumes I would like to include pictures drawn by the readers. Inside the volume are details of a competition which all readers are invited to enter. See the Competition page inside for full details! If their picture is chosen for inclusions in Volumes 2 or 3 they will win a free book containing their illustration, signed by the author! Email me at [email protected] for further news and updates on the competition results and more books.