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The Age of the Parthians.

Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2010.
Series: Idea of Iran.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Parthians are a fascinating but little-known ancient civilization. In the mid-third century BCE a bold and ambitious leader called Arshak challenged Hellenic rule and led his armies to victory. The dynasty which he founded ruled over what became a mighty empire and restored the glory of Iran following the region's conquest by Alexander the Great. This imperial eastern superpower, which lasted for 400 years and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh.
Age of the Parthians.
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart
ISBN: 9780857710185 0857710184 9780857733085 0857733087 1282750798 9781282750791
OCLC Number: 710975440
Description: 1 online resource (173 pages)
Contents: List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Maps of the Parthian Age; Introduction; 1. The Iranian Revival in the Parthian Period; 2. Gondophares and the Indo-Parthians; 3. Fars under Seleucid and Parthian Rule; 4. Friend and Foe: the Orient in Rome; 5. Parthia in China: a Re-examination of the Historical Records; 6. The Videvdad: its Ritual-Mythical Significance; List of Abbreviations; Bibliography.
Series Title: Idea of Iran.

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The Parthians are a little-known ancient civilization. They were nomadic horse-warriors who left few written records, concentrating rather on a rich oral tradition. This book examines the origins of  Read more...

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