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Persians

ISBN-10: 1405156805

ISBN-13: 9781405156806

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gene R. Garthwaite

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The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic. Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political, social and cultural history. Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranian identity. Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranian identity.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

Gene R. Garthwaite is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies and Professor of History at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Khans and Shahs: A Documentary Analysis of the Bakhtiyari in Iran (1983).

List of Figures
List of Dynastic Tables
List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Dynastic Tables
Maps
Persia: Place and Idea
The Achaemenians (c.550-331 BC)
Alexander (330-323 BC), the Seleucids (312-129 BC), and the Parthians (247 BC - AD 224)
The Sasanians (c.224-651)
"Non-Iran": Arabs, Turks, and Mongols in Iran
The Safavids (1501-1722)
The Qajars (1796-1926)
Iran, 1921-2003: Pahlavi and Islamic Republican Iran
Notes
Further Reading
Index