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The pre-Islamic Middle East

Author: Martin Sicker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sicker shows that the political history of the pre-Islamic Middle East provides ample evidence that the geopolitical and religious factors conditioning political decision-making tended to promote  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Sicker
ISBN: 0275968901 9780275968908
OCLC Number: 461362572
Description: 231 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction The Middle East in Early Antiquity Egypt and Asia The Rise and Decline of Assyria The Rise and Fall of Media The Empire of the Achaemenids The Persian-Greek Wars The Macedonian Conquest The Dissolution of Alexander's Empire Reconfiguration of the Middle East Rome Enters the Middle East The Roman-Parthian Conflict The Struggle over the Euphrates Frontier The Roman-Persian Stalemate The Era of Shapur II The Struggle for Persia's Frontiers End of the Sassanid Empire Afterword Bibliography
Responsibility: Martin Sicker

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