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The Cambridge History of Iran

The Cambridge History of Iran

Volume 2. The Median and Achaemenian Periods

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Part of The Cambridge History of Iran

I. M. Diakonoff, J. Hansman, T. Sulimirski, J. M. Cook, A. R. Burn, Max Mallowan, E. Badian, E. Bresciani, A. L. Oppenheim, R. T. Hallock, A. D. H. Bivar, M. Schwartz, J. C. Greenfield, Willy Hartner, Edith Porada, Ann Farkas, David Stronach, P. R. S. Moorey
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  • Date Published: July 1985
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521200912

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  • The second volume describes the formation, in the sixth century BC, of the earliest multi-national empire, its administration, its confrontation with Greece, and its eventual dissolution under the impact of Alexander's conquest of Iran in 331 BC. This was a time of great importance in the history of the entire Middle East, and embraced figures of the stature of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. The sources for this period are more diverse than for any other in Iran's history, the bulk of the evidence being preserved in Babylonian, Elamite, Egyptian and Greek. The involvement in this volume of specialists in each of these fields has ensured that the results of the intensive research of recent years are incorporated in this synthesis. In addition to the strictly historical accounts there are chapters on art and architecture, metalwork and glyptic, calendar systems, weights and measures, religion, and the eastern Iranian world as reflected in the Avesta.

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    • Date Published: July 1985
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521200912
    • length: 964 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 302 x 64 mm
    • weight: 1.715kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of text figures
    List of maps
    1. Elam I. M. Diakonoff
    2. Anshan in the Median and Achaemenian periods J. Hansman
    3. Media I. M. Diakonoff
    4. The Scyths T. Sulimirski
    5. The rise of the Achaemenids and establishment of their empire J. M. Cook
    6. Persia and the Greeks A. R. Burn
    7. Cyrus the Great (558–529 BC) Max Mallowan
    8. Alexander in Iran E. Badian
    9. The Persian occupation of Egypt E. Bresciani
    10. The Babylonian evidence of Achaemenian rule in Mesopotamia A. L. Oppenheim
    11. The evidence of the Persepolis tablets R. T. Hallock
    12. Achaemenid coins, weights and measures A. D. H. Bivar
    13. The old eastern Iranian world view according to the Avesta M. Schwartz
    14. The religion of Achaemenian Iran M. Schwartz
    15. Aramaic in the Achaemenian Empire J. C. Greenfield
    16. Old Iranian calendars Willy Hartner
    17. Classic Achaemenian architecture and sculpture Edith Porada
    18. The Behistun relief Ann Farkas
    19. Tepe Nush-i Jan: the Median settlement David Stronach
    20. Pasargadae David Stronach
    21. Metalwork and glyptic P. R. S. Moorey
    Appendixes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    I. Gershevitch
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    Contributors

    I. M. Diakonoff, J. Hansman, T. Sulimirski, J. M. Cook, A. R. Burn, Max Mallowan, E. Badian, E. Bresciani, A. L. Oppenheim, R. T. Hallock, A. D. H. Bivar, M. Schwartz, J. C. Greenfield, Willy Hartner, Edith Porada, Ann Farkas, David Stronach, P. R. S. Moorey

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