Birth of the Persian Empire

Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,Sarah Stewart

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857733079

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5172

Of the great ancient civilizations, that of Persia is the least known and the most enigmatic. 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 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 here give a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and discuss topics which help the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the Idea of Iran series which will be a four-volume collection encompassing the history of that country.

Birth of a Nation

The Acquisitions and Achievements of the Achaemenid Empire

Author: Mystic Films Llc (PRD)

Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Science

ISBN: 9781616168179

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3717

"At its height, the Achaemenid Empire of ancient Persia embraced all previous civilized states of the ancient Near East--a multinational empire without precedent. This program presents the history of the First Persian Empire, with particular attention paid to the historic architecture of the period's major cities and palaces. Insights into the development of the region by rulers such as Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, and Xerxes are offered. The ruins of royal residences are also emphasized, and explanations of the architecture and reliefs of palaces, including the Hall of Apadana and Tac̜ara, provide a historical backdrop to the program"--Container.

A Compend of History, from the Earliest Times

Comprehending a General View of the Present State of the World, with Respect to Civilization, Religion, and Government; and a Brief Dissertation on the Importance of Historical Knowledge

Author: Samuel Whelpley

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 354

View: 9682


The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship

Research, Theories and Controversies Since 1850

Author: Dennis L. Fink

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479736

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9445

This is a thorough historiographic review of the Battle of Marathon. Full use is made of the major ancient sources and the debate over the value of Herodotus. The book covers the rise of the Persian Empire, relations between the Greeks and the Persian Empire and the Ionian revolt that set the stage for the Persian expedition in 490 that led to the Battle of Marathon. The book also examines the development of the Persian and Greek military systems, weapons, armor, fighting styles and military tactics. The battle itself is described along with the many questions, controversies and conflicting theories surrounding it, including an explanation of why the Athenians were able to defeat the mighty Persian Empire. The final chapter deals with the issue of the importance of the battle. The 1190 endnotes and bibliography of more than 400 sources dating from the 1850s to 2012 will allow readers to do more research on any of the topics covered.

The Persian Empire

A History

Author: Lindsay Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714111544

Category: Iran

Page: 208

View: 1088

Lavish illustrations bring to life the traditions of this ancient Middle Eastern civilization and finally place Alexander's invasion within a Persian context. This text promises to be a definitive work on one of the most powerful dynasties in ancient history.

Religions of Iran

From Prehistory to the Present

Author: Richard Foltz

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743092

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 7423

Although today associated exclusively with Islam, Iran has in fact played an unparalleled role within all the world religions, injecting Iranian ideas into the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and Manichaean traditions of the merchants who passed along the Silk Road. This vivid and surprising work explores the manner in which Persian culture has interacted with and transformed each world faith, from the migration of the Israelites to Iran thousands of years ago to the influence of Iranian notions on Mahayana Buddhism and Christianity. Foltz considers Iran’s role in shaping the Muslim world, not only in the Middle East but also in South Asia in an evocative and informative journey through the spiritual heritage of an ancient and influential region.

Die menschenrechtliche Situation sunnitischer Kurden in der Islamischen Republik Iran

Probleme der Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte in einer stark religiös geprägten Rechtsordnung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Völkerrecht, iranischem Verfassungsrecht und schiitischem religiösem Recht

Author: Ramin S. Moschtaghi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642106935

Category: Law

Page: 451

View: 1938

Die Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte der kurdischen und der sunnitischen Minderheiten in Iran ist geprägt vom Spannungsverhältnis zwischen den völkerrechtlich garantierten Menschenrechten einerseits und den Vorgaben des islamischen Rechts sowie der iranischen Rechtsordnung andererseits. Der Autor befasst sich mit den menschenrechtlichen Problemen dieser Minderheiten und setzt sich schwerpunktmäßig mit dem beschränkten Zugang zu öffentlichen Ämtern sowie mit Einschränkungen im Bereich der Religionsfreiheit und der Sprachenrechte auseinander.

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

Author: Touraj Daryaee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208821

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1906

This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian history and surveys the general political, social, cultural, and economic issues of that era. The ancient period begins with chapters considering the anthropological evidence of the prehistoric era, through to the early settled civilizations of the Iranian plateau, and continuing to the rise of the ancient Persian empires. The medieval section first considers the Arab-Muslim conquest of the seventh century, and then moves on to discuss the growing Turkish influence filtering in from Central Asia beginning in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The last third of the book covers Iran in the modern era by considering the rise of the Safavid state and its accompanying policy of centralization, the introduction of Shi'ism, the problems of reform and modernization in the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, and the revolution of 1978-79 and its aftermath. The book is a collaborative exercise among scholars specializing in a variety of sub-fields, and across a number of disciplines, including history, art history, classics, literature, politics, and linguistics. Here, readers can find a reliable and accessible narrative that can serve as an authoritative guide to the field of Iranian studies.

The Age of the Parthians

Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,Sarah Stewart

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857733087

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6102

The Parthians are a fascinating but little-known ancient civilization. In the mid-third century BCE a bold and ambitious leader called Arshak challenged Hellenic rule and led his armies to victory. The dynasty which he founded ruled over what became a mighty empire and restored the glory of Iran following the region's conquest by Alexander the Great. This imperial eastern superpower, which lasted for 400 years and stretched from the Hindu Kush to Mesopotamia, withstand the might of Rome for centuries. 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.

Echoes of Two Cultures

Author: Arthur Milton Young

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822974010

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9600

The theme of Echoes of Two Cultures is the transmission of two cultures through legend, how the ideals and moralities of ancient Greece and Rome have inspired and informed successive civilizations to the present day. The legends of Cyrus the Great, from the early Greek world, and Lucretia, of early Rome, recount stories of transgression of rights; the first against a people, the second against an individual. The Greeks of the time of Cyrus, in the 5th century BC, believed that history taught them about an inexorable and divinely ordained law of ethics meant to punish the overweening transgressor. The citizens of Lucretia's Rome were motivated by a solemn respect for the sanctity of women and of the home. In both legends, it is an individual woman's courage and determination that brings the offender to his rightful doom, although, in the process of this retribution, both women suffer great loss. Young shows how the telling of these great legends, which have gathered strength and beauty from each retelling, echo down through the centuries and throughout the Western World, influencing and enlightening societies and individuals.

The Persian Empire

A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period

Author: A. Kuhrt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113601702X

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 6580

Bringing together a wide variety of material in many different languages that exists from the substantial body of work left by this large empire, The Persian Empire presents annotated translations, together with introductions to the problems of using it in order to gain an understanding of the history and working os this remarkable political entity. The Achaemenid empire developed in the region of modern Fars (Islam) and expanded to unite territories stretching from the Segean and Egypt in the west to Central Asia and north-west India, which it ruled for over 200 years until its conquest by Alexander of Macedon. Although all these regions had long since been in contact with each other, they had never been linked under a single regime. The Persian empire represents an important phase of transformation for its subjects, such as the Jews, as well as those living on its edges, such as the European Greeks.

Arsacids and Sasanians

Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia

Author: M. Rahim Shayegan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521766419

Category: History

Page: 539

View: 7780

Investigates Arsacid and early Sasanian political ideologies through their interplay with Roman policy in the East.

Birth of the Church

From Jesus to Constantine, AD30-312

Author: Ivor J. Davidson

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857213849

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 4197

The Monarch History of the Church is an eight-volume series by world-renowned historians and theologians. Each volume offers an even-handed, comprehensive and readable assessment of the main strands of Christianity within its period. The first volume covers the period AD 30-312. During this time, the church experienced major challenges politically, culturally and intellectually, yet grew and defined itself in remarkable ways. Here is the story of Christianity's earliest shapers - men and women whose influence is still felt today.

The Birth of Satan

Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots

Author: T. J. Wray,Gregory Mobley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466886889

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6519

Of all the demons, monsters, fiends, and ogres to preoccupy the western imagination in literature, art, and film, no figure has been more feared—or misunderstood--than Satan. But how accurate are the popular images of Satan? How--and why--did this rather minor biblical character morph into the very embodiment of evil? T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley guide readers on a journey to retrace Satan's biblical roots. Engaging and informative, The Birth of Satan is a must read for anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of the Devil.

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863952

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5218

"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds."--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind."