The Persians

The Persians

Editor(s): Gene R. Garthwaite

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781557868602

Online ISBN: 9780470754979

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754979

About this Book

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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