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The Cambridge History of Iran

The Cambridge History of Iran

Volume 3. The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid Periods

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Part of The Cambridge History of Iran

Ehsan Yarshater, E. Bickerman, A. D. H. Bivar, Leo Raditsa, R. N. Frye, E. V. Zeimal, R. E. Emmerick, David Sellwood, Robert Göbl, Wilhelm Eilers, David M. Lang, William Watson, Otto Kurz, Nina Garsoïan, C. E. Bosworth, A. Von Gabain
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  • Date Published: April 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521200929

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  • The third volume, published in two parts, is an account of every aspect of Iranian civilisation from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the advent of Islam in the seventh century AD. This complex period, of major importance in Iranian history and extending for almost a thousand years, encompasses the reigns of the Seleucid, the Parthian, the Kushan and Sasanian dynasties. As additions to the general objectives of these volumes, Professor Yarshater has included in this volume chapters on the institutional, administrative, legal, numismatic, linguistic and literary aspects of the period; and he further develops the scope of the volume by including studies of Iran's interaction with neighbouring societies, of Iran's mythical and legendary history, and of Iranian settlements outside the geographical boundaries of Iran and Afghanistan. This volume is the most comprehensive study published of this very important period of Iran's history.

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    • Date Published: April 1983
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521200929
    • length: 700 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 159 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.198kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of line drawings
    List of maps
    Editorial note
    Introduction Ehsan Yarshater
    Part I. Political History:
    1. The Seleucid period E. Bickerman
    2. The political history of Iran under the Arsacids A. D. H. Bivar
    3. Iranians in Asia Minor Leo Raditsa
    4. The political history of Iran under the Sasanians R. N. Frye
    5. The history of eastern Iran A. D. H. Bivar
    6. The political history of Transoxiana E. V. Zeimal
    7. Iranian settlement east of the Pamirs R. E. Emmerick
    Part II. Numismatics:
    8a. Parthian coins David Sellwood
    8b. Minor states in southern Iran David Sellwood
    9. Sasanian coins Robert Göbl
    Part III. Iranian historical tradition:
    10a. Iranian common beliefs and world-view Ehsan Yarshater
    10b. Iranian national history Ehsan Yarshater
    Part IV. Iran and Her Neighbours:
    11. Iran and Mesopotamia Wilhelm Eilers
    12. Iran, Armenia and Georgia David M. Lang
    13. Iran and China William Watson
    14. Cultural relations between Parthia and Rome Otto Kurz
    15. Byzantium and the Sasanians Nina Garsoïan
    16. Iran and the Arabs before Islam C. E. Bosworth
    17. Irano-Turkish relations in the late Sasanian period A. Von Gabain.

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    Ehsan Yarshater, E. Bickerman, A. D. H. Bivar, Leo Raditsa, R. N. Frye, E. V. Zeimal, R. E. Emmerick, David Sellwood, Robert Göbl, Wilhelm Eilers, David M. Lang, William Watson, Otto Kurz, Nina Garsoïan, C. E. Bosworth, A. Von Gabain

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