The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire
Author: Captivating History
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 9781791554101
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

Explore the Captivating History of the Persian Empire Students of ancient history are well aware of the Persians. A still-present cultural and linguistic group, the Persians are the founders of today

The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire
Author: Dr A Kuhrt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2007-12-03
ISBN: 1134076347
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

From Cyrus to Alexander

From Cyrus to Alexander
Author: Pierre Briant
Publsiher: Eisenbrauns
Total Pages: 1196
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 1575061201
Category: Ancient World
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Cyrus to Alexander Book Excerpt:

Around 550 B.C.E. the Persian people--who were previously practically unknown in the annals of history--emerged from their base in southern Iran (Fars) and engaged in a monumental adventure that, under the leadership of Cyrus the Great and his successors, culminated in the creation of an immense Empire that stretched from central Asia to Upper Egypt, from the Indus to the Danube. The Persian (or Achaemenid, named for its reigning dynasty) Empire assimilated an astonishing diversity of lands, peoples, languages, and cultures. This conquest of Near Eastern lands completely altered the history of the world: for the first time, a monolithic State as vast as the future Roman Empire arose, expanded, and matured in the course of more than two centuries (530-330) and endured until the death of Alexander the Great (323), who from a geopolitical perspective was "the last of the Achaemenids." Even today, the remains of the Empire-the terraces, palaces, reliefs, paintings, and enameled bricks of Pasargadae, Persepolis, and Susa; the impressive royal tombs of Naqsh-i Rustam; the monumental statue of Darius the Great-serve to remind visitors of the power and unprecedented luxury of the Great Kings and their loyal courtiers (the "Faithful Ones"). Though long eclipsed and overshadowed by the towering prestige of the "ancient Orient" and "eternal Greece," Achaemenid history has emerged into fresh light during the last two decades. Freed from the tattered rags of "Oriental decadence" and "Asiatic stagnation," research has also benefited from a continually growing number of discoveries that have provided important new evidence-including texts, as well as archaeological, numismatic, and iconographic artifacts. The evidence that this book assembles is voluminous and diverse: the citations of ancient documents and of the archaeological evidence permit the reader to follow the author in his role as a historian who, across space and time, attempts to understand how such an Empire emerged, developed, and faded. Though firmly grounded in the evidence, the author's discussions do not avoid persistent questions and regularly engages divergent interpretations and alternative hypotheses. This book is without precedent or equivalent, and also offers an exhaustive bibliography and thorough indexes. 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, Chaire Histoire et civilisation du monde achémenide et de l'empire d'Alexandre, Collège de France, is a specialist in the history of the Near East during the era of the Persian Empire and the conquests of Alexander. He is the author of numerous books. Peter T. Daniels, the translator, is an independent scholar, editor, and translator who studied at Cornell University and the University of Chicago. He lives and works in New York City.

A History of Ancient Persia

A History of Ancient Persia
Author: Maria Brosius
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1444350927
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Ancient Persia Book Excerpt:

An innovative approach to the history of the First Persian Empire, offering an accessible historical narrative for students and general readers alike A History of the Achaemenid Empire considers archaeological and written sources to provide an expansive, source-based introduction to the diverse and culturally rich world of ancient Achaemenid Persia. Assuming no prior background, this accessible textbook follows the dynastic line from the establishment and expansion of the empire under the early Achaemenid kings to its collapse in 330 BCE. The text integrates the latest research, key primary sources, and archaeological data to offer readers deep insights into the empire, its kings, and its people. Chronologically organized chapters contain written, archaeological, and visual sources that highlight key learning points, stimulate discussion, and encourage readers to evaluate specific pieces of evidence. Throughout the text, author Maria Brosius emphasizes the necessity to critically assess Greek sources—highlighting how their narrative of Achaemenid political historyoften depicted stereotypical images of the Persians rather than historical reality. Topics include the establishment of empire under Cyrus the Great, Greek-Persian relations, the creation of a Persian ruling class, the bureaucracy and operation of the empire, Persian diplomacy and foreign policy, and the reign of Darius III. This innovative textbook: Offers a unique approach to Achaemenid history, considering both archaeological and literary sources Places primary Persian and Near Eastern sources in their cultural, political, and historical context Examines material rarely covered in non-specialist texts, such as royal inscriptions, Aramaic documents, and recent archaeological finds Features a comprehensive introduction to Achaemenid geography, Greek historiography, and modern scholarship on the Persian War Part of the acclaimed Blackwell History of the Ancient Worldseries, A History of the Achaemenid Empire is a perfect primary textbook for courses in Ancient History, Near Eastern Studies, and Classical Civilizations, as well as an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in the history of empires, particularly the first Persian empire or Iranian civilization.

Birth of the Persian Empire

Birth of the Persian Empire
Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,Sarah Stewart
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-01-08
ISBN: 0857733079
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth of the Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

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.

The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire
Author: John Manuel Cook
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

Traces the history of the Persian Empire and examines the development of its religious beliefs, armed forces, art, and architecture.

The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire
Author: Amélie Kuhrt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1020
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iran
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

This lavish set of books contains the most complete collection of raw material for reconstructing the history of the Achaemenid Persian Empire to date. Amelie Kuhrt presents here an unprecedented collection of key texts to form a balanced representation of all aspects of the Empire, in translations from their original Greek, Old Persian, Akkadian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Egyptian or Latin. Kuhrt selects from classical writers, the Old Testament, royal inscriptions, administrative documents and Babylonian historical writing, as well as the evidence of monuments, artefacts and archaeological sites. All material is accompanied by a detailed introduction to the sources and guidelines to their interpretation. A major resource for any student of Persian history, from undergraduate level to the advanced scholar.

Persian Empire

Persian Empire
Author: George Rawlinson
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN: 802689250X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

The First Persian Empire was a country of the Achaemenid dynasty, based in Western Asia, founded by Cyrus the Great. Ranging at its greatest extent from the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper in the west to the Indus Valley in the east, it was larger than any previous empire in history. This book describes conquests of the greatest Persian emperors, Cyrus the Great, Darius I and Xerxes I and the expansion of their country. Contents: Extent of the Empire. Climate and Productions. Character, Manners and Customs. Language and Writing. Architecture and Other Arts. Religion. Chronology and History.

History of the Persian Empire

History of the Persian Empire
Author: Albert Ten Eyck Olmstead
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iran
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing 1549 1622

The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing  1549 1622
Author: J. Grogan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN: 1137318805
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing 1549 1622 Book Excerpt:

The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622 studies the conception of Persia in the literary, political and pedagogic writings of Renaissance England and Britain. It argues that writers of all kinds debated the means and merits of English empire through their intellectual engagement with the ancient Persian empire.

Persians

Persians
Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-04-14
ISBN: 1472277309
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persians Book Excerpt:

THE PERSIANS is a definitive new history of the Persian Empire, the world's first superpower. The Great Kings of Persia ruled over the largest Empire of antiquity, stretching from Libya to the Steppes of Asia, and from Ethiopia to Pakistan. At the heart of the Empire was the fabled palace-city of Persepolis where the Achaemenid monarchs held court in unparalleled grandeur. From here, Cyrus the Great, Darius, Xerxes, and their heirs passed laws, raised armies, and governed their multicultural Empire of enormous diversity. The Achaemenids, however, were one of the great dysfunctional families of history. Brothers fought brothers for power, wives and concubines plotted to promote their sons to the throne, and eunuchs and courtiers vied for influence and prestige. Our understanding of the Persian Empire has traditionally come from the histories of Greek writers such as Herodotus - and as such, over many centuries, our perspective has been skewed by ancient political and cultural agendas. Professor Llewellyn-Jones, however, calls upon original Achaemenid sources, including inscriptions, art, and recent archaeological discoveries in Iran, to create an authentic 'Persian Version' of this remarkable first great empire of antiquity - the Age of the Great Kings.

Persian Empire

Persian Empire
Author: Hourly History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

Discover the remarkable history of the Persian Empire...The history of the Persian Empire (or Empires) stretches from ancient times well into the twentieth century. Through biblical events, to the dawn and spread of Islam, to the revolutions of the twentieth century, Persia-or Iran-has played an integral role in nearly all major events of world history. Uncover the fascinating story of this influential and unique civilization. Discover a plethora of topics such as The Ancient Persian Empires The Arab Conquest and the Rise of Islam The Golden Age of the Persian Empire Art, Religion, and Culture The Turbulent Years of the Eighteenth Century Revolutions and Upheaval: The End of the Persian Empire And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on the Persian Empire, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire
Author: Bruno Jacobs,Robert Rollinger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1744
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN: 1119071658
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

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

The Persian Empire
Author: Lindsay Allen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780714111544
Category: Iran
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

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.

The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire
Author: Ernst Herzfeld
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ethnology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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CYRUS THE GREAT The Conqueror Who Founded the First Persian Empire

CYRUS THE GREAT  The Conqueror Who Founded the First Persian Empire
Author: History Titans
Publsiher: Creek Ridge Publishing
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2021-08-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CYRUS THE GREAT The Conqueror Who Founded the First Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

The Greeks called him Cyrus, the Elder, due to his magnanimous efforts to bring the Middle East together and establish a solid administration and bureaucracy. To this day, he still inspires us thanks to his tolerance and eloquent ruling. He was a pioneer of human rights and laid out rules that spearheaded freedom and equality. Cyrus was recognized as a polytheist who favored worshipping many gods at a time. He turned from one god to another, according to his agenda and circumstances. He prayed to a god who could fulfill his desire and lead him to victory, which was noted during his rule in Babylonia. The former Babylonian ruler did not allow his people to worship their god and imposed hard labor, making life unbearable for thousands, but when Cyrus overtook the throne, he allowed Babylonia's people to follow their religion and worship their god, which increased their trust and admiration in Cyrus.

The Persian Empire from Cyrus II to Artaxerxes I

The Persian Empire from Cyrus II to Artaxerxes I
Author: Maria Brosius,London Association of Classical Teachers
Publsiher: Lactor
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire from Cyrus II to Artaxerxes I Book Excerpt:

A history of the Persian Empire and its rulers from c.620 to 424BC, based on a range of source material. Brosius ends this study with a general discussion of the organisation and administration of the Empire and its religious aspects. Also includes an index of people and gods, extensive notes on sources and lists of authors and texts, maps, family tree, calendrical and chronological information.

Empires of Ancient Persia

Empires of Ancient Persia
Author: Michael Burgan,Thomas G. Urban
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438127847
Category: Iran
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empires of Ancient Persia Book Excerpt:

For almost 1,200 years, the Persians ruled a territory that stretched from the Black Sea into Central Asia, from India to Egypt and into the fringes of southern Europe. During that period from 550 BCE to 651 CE, the ancient Persians learned to cultivate crops such as wheat and barley and to domesticate animals; they also demonstrated their talents for architecture and art by building enormous palaces, such as at the site of Persepolis, and through intricate art painted on pottery. As their neighbors, particularly the Macedonian prince Alexander the Great, grew stronger, ancient Persia struggled to maintain its authority. Despite their eventual decline, the Persian empires had significant influence on the ancient world, including the idea of worshipping a single god. As the first monotheistic religion, Zoroastrianism would lay the foundation for the development of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Empires of Ancient Persia looks at the rise and fall of the Persian empires, the daily life of the people, and their influence on subsequent civilizations.

The Achaemenid Persian Empire

The Achaemenid Persian Empire
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 9781979759663
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Achaemenid Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "By the favor of Ahuramazda these are the countries which I got into my possession along with this Persian people, which felt fear of me and bore me tribute: Elam, Media, Babylonia, Arabia, Assyria, Egypt, Armenia, Cappadocia, Lydia, the Greeks who are of the mainland and those who are by the sea, and countries which are across the sea, Sagartia, Parthia, Drangiana, Aria, Bactria, Sogdia, Chorasmia, Sattagydia, Arachosia, Hindus, Gandara, Sacae, Maka." - An inscription on a terrace wall in Persepolis, circa 521 CE Lying in the middle of a plain in modern day Iran is a forgotten ancient city: Persepolis. Built two and a half thousand years ago, it was known in its day as the richest city under the sun. Persepolis was the capital of Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire the world had ever seen, but after its destruction, it was largely forgotten for nearly 2,000 years, and the lives and achievements of those who built it were almost entirely erased from history. Alexander the Great's troops razed the city to the ground in a drunken riot to celebrate the conquest of the capital, after which time and sand buried it for centuries. It was not until the excavations of the 1930s that many of the relics, reliefs, and clay tablets that offer so much information about ancient Persian life could be studied for the first time. Through archaeological remains, ancient texts, and work by a new generation of historians, a picture can today be built of the Achaemenid Persian empire and their capital city of Persepolis. Although the city had been destroyed, the legacy of the Persians survived, even as they mostly remain an enigma to the West and are not nearly as well understood as the Greeks, Romans, or Egyptians. In a sense, the Achaemenid Persian Empire holds some of the most enduring mysteries of ancient civilization. Of course, one of the reasons the Persians aren't remembered like the Greeks is because of the way the Greco-Persian Wars ended. The Ancient Greeks have long been considered the forefathers of modern Western civilization, but the Golden Age of Athens and the spread of Greek influence across much of the known world only occurred due to the Greeks' victory in two of history's most important wars. In 491 BCE, following a successful invasion of Thrace over the Hellespont, the Persian emperor Darius sent envoys to the main Greek city-states, including Sparta and Athens, demanding tokens of earth and water as symbols of submission, but Darius didn't exactly get the reply he sought. According to Herodotus in his famous Histories, "Xerxes however had not sent to Athens or to Sparta heralds to demand the gift of earth, and for this reason, namely because at the former time when Dareios had sent for this very purpose, the one people threw the men who made the demand into the pit and the others into a well, and bade them take from thence earth and water and bear them to the king." The Achaemenid Persian Empire: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Greeks' Most Famous Enemy looks at one of history's largest empires. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the first Persian empire like never before.

The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire
Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publsiher: Empires of the World
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9781610693905
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Persian Empire Book Excerpt:

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