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The Oxford handbook of Iranian history

Author: Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian history and surveys the general political, social, cultural, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Touraj Daryaee
ISBN: 9780199732159 0199732159
OCLC Number: 670375356
Description: xiii, 414 pages : maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Iranian Plateau from Paleolithic times to the rise of the Achaemenid Empire / Kamyar Abdi --
The Elamites / Daniel T. Potts --
Avestan society / Prods Oktor Skjærvø --
The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550-330 BCE) / A. Shapour Shahbazi --
Iran at the time of Alexander the Great and the Seleucids / Evangelos Venetis --
The Arsacid Empire / Edward Dąbrowa --
The Sasanian Empire (224-651 CE) / Touraj Daryaee --
Iran in the Early Islamic Period / Michael G. Morony --
Medieval Iran / Neguin Yavari --
The Mongols in Iran / George E. Lane --
Timurids and Turcomans: transition and flowering in the fifteenth century / Ali Anooshahr --
The Safavids in Iranian history (1501-1722) / Kathryn Babayan --
The Afghan interlude and the Zand and Afshar dynasties (1722-95) / Kamran Scot Aghaie --
Qajar Iran (1795-1921) / Mansoureh Ettehadieh Nezam-Mafi --
The Pahlavi Era: Iranian modernity in global context / Afshin Matin-Asgari --
Iran after revolution (1979-2009) / Maziar Behrooz --
Ruling dynasties of Iran.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of Iranian history
Responsibility: edited by Touraj Daryaee.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Iran proceeds chronologically through the history of Iran, from ancient times to the present. This reliable and accessible collection of essays can serve as an  Read more...

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