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Shadows in the desert : ancient Persia at war

Author: Kaveh Farrokh
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Osprey ; Westminster, MD : Osprey Direct c/o Random House Distribution Center, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[The author] narrates the history of Persia from before the first empires, through their wars with East and West to the fall of the Sassanians. He also delves into the forgotten cultural heritage of the Persians, spread across the world through war and conquest, which, even after the fall of the Sassanians, continued to impact upon the Western world"--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Achaemenid dynasty; Achaemenid dynasty; Achämeniden; Sassaniden.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaveh Farrokh
ISBN: 9781846031083 1846031087 9781846034732 1846034736
OCLC Number: 76936414
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (History) 2008
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Before the Achaemenids --
Cyrus the Great and the early Achaemenids --
Darius the Great --
Xerxes and limits of empire --
The Achaemenid Empire from Artaxerxes I to the rise of Macedon --
Darius III and the fall of the empire --
The Seleucids and the rise of the Parthians --
Parthia challenges Rome --
Parthia from Mark Antony to the Alan invasions --
Emperor Trajan's bid to destroy Parthia --
The decline and fall of Parthia --
The rise of the Sassanian Dynasty --
Shapur II: a new revival of Sassanian Persia --
The tumultuous fifth century --
The Kavad era --
Khosrow I, renaissance and revival --
The final glory and the decline of the empire --
Downfall of the Sassanians and the Islamic conquests --
The legacy of Persia after the Islamic conquests.
Responsibility: Kaveh Farrokh.
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Although Alexander's conquest of Persia is legendary, the successes of the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, along with their military technology, tactics and culture have been almost  Read more...

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