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The Cambridge history of Iran. Vol. 2, Median and Achaemenian periods

Author: Ilya Gershevitch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Cambridge History of Iran' is an eight-volume survey of Iranian history and culture, and its contribution to the civilisation of the world. All aspects of the religious, philosophical, political, economic, scientific and artistic elements in Iranian civilisation are studied.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)246456823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilya Gershevitch
ISBN: 9781139054935 1139054937 9780511467738 0511467737 9781139054935
OCLC Number: 440780344
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed 10 July, 2009).
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 929 pages) : digital, PDF file
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: ELAM / I.M. Diakonoff --
ANSHAN IN THE ELAMITE AND ACHAEMENIAN PERIODS / J. Hansman --
MEDIA / I.M. Diakonoff --
THE SCYTHS / T. Sulimirski --
THE RISE OF THE ACHAEMENIDS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THEIR EMPIRE / J.M. Cook --
PERSIA AND THE GREEKS / A.R. Burn --
CYRUS THE GREAT (558-529 b.c.) / Max Mallowan --
ALEXANDER IN IRAN / E. Badian --
THE PERSIAN OCCUPATION OF EGYPT / E. Bresciani --
THE BABYLONIAN EVIDENCE OF ACHAEMENIAN RULE IN MESOPOTAMIA / A.L. Oppenheim --
THE EVIDENCE OF THE PERSEPOLIS TABLETS / R.T. Hallock --
ACHAEMENID COINS, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES / A.D.H. Bivar --
THE OLD EASTERN IRANIAN WORLD VIEW ACCORDING TO THE AVESTA / M. Schwartz --
THE RELIGION OF ACHAEMENIAN IRAN / M. Schwartz --
ARAMAIC IN THE ACHAEMENIAN EMPIRE / J.C. Greenfield --
OLD IRANIAN CALENDARS / Willy Hartner --
CLASSIC ACHAEMENIAN ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE / Edith Porada --
THE BEHISTUN RELIEF / Ann Farkas --
TEPE NŪSH-I JĀN: THE MEDIAN SETTLEMENT / David Stronach --
PASARGADAE / David Stronach --
METALWORK AND GLYPTIC / P.R.S. Moorey --
PLANT NAMES / H.W. Bailey --
THE ACHAEMENID DYNASTY.
Other Titles: Median and Achaemenian periods
History of Iran
Responsibility: edited by Ilya Gershevitch.

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The second volume describes the formation, in the sixth century BC, of the earliest multi-national empire, its administration, its confrontation with Greece, and its eventual dissolution under the  Read more...

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