Copyright © 2005 by Gene R. Garthwaite
Editor(s): Gene R. Garthwaite
Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
Print ISBN: 9781557868602
Online ISBN: 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.