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The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanian periods

Author: Ehsan Yar-Shater
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Series: Cambridge history of Iran, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The third volume, published in two parts, is an account of every aspect of Iranian civilisation from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the advent of Islam in the seventh century AD. It is the most  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ehsan Yar-Shater
ISBN: 052120092X 9780521200929 0521246938 9780521246934 0521246997 9780521246996
OCLC Number: 9580501
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 2 volumes (lxxv, 1488 pages, 73 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: VOLUME 3 (1): PART 1: POLITICAL THEORY: The Seleucid Period / E. Bickerman --
The Political history of Iran under the Arsacids / A.D.H. Bivar --
Iranians in Asia Minor / Leo Raditsa --
The political history of Iran under the Sasanians / R.N. Frye --
The history of Eastern Iran / A.D.H. Bivar --
The political history of Transoxiana / E.V. Zeimal --
Iranian settlement east of the Pamirs / R.E. Emmerick --
PART 2: NUMISMATICS: Parthian coins / David Sellwood --
Minor states in Southern Iran / David Sellman --
Sasanian coins / Robert Gobl --
PART 3: IRAN HISTORICAL TRADITION: Iranian common beliefs and world-view / Ehsan Yarshater --
Iranian national history / Ehsan Yarshater --
PART 4: IRAN AND HER NEIGHBOURS: Iran and Mesopotamia / Wilhelm Eilers --
Iran, Armenia, and Georgia / David M. Lang --
Iran and China / William Watson --
Cultural relations between Parthia and Rome / Otto Kurz --
Byzantium and ths Sasanians / Nina Garsoian --
Iran and the Arabs before Islam / C.E. Bosworth --
Irano-Turkish relations in the late Sasanian Period / A. von Gabain. --
VOLUME 2 (2): PART 5: INSTITUTIONS: Iranian society and the law / A. Perikhanian --
Political, social and administrative institutions: taxes and trade / V.G. Lukonin --
Geographical and administrative divisions: settlements and economy / Christopher Brunner --
Time-reckoning / E. Bickerman --
Iranian festivals / Mary Boyce --
PART 6: RELIGIOUS HISTORY: Development of religious thought / Carsten Colpe --
Zoroastian religion / J. Duchesne-Guillemin --
Jews in Iran / J. Neusner --
Christians in Iran / J.P. Asmussen --
Buddhism among Iranian peoples / R.E. Emmerick --
Manichaeism and its Iranian background / G. Widengren --
Mazdakism / Ehsan Yarshater --
PART 7: ART HISTORY: Parthian art / Daniel Schlumberger --
Sasanian art / Dorothy Shepherd --
Sasanian silver / Prudence Harper --
The development of the arts in Transoxiana / Guity Azarpay --
PART 8: LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE: Parthian writings and literature / Mary Boyce --
Zoroastrian Pahlavi writings / J.P. de Menasce --
Manischaean middle Persian writings / Mary Boyce --
Middle Persian inscriptions / Philippe Gignoux --
Sogdian language and literature / Mark Dresden --
Khotanese Saka literature / H.W. Bailey --
Khwarazmian language and literature / D.N. Mackenzie --
Bactrian literature / Ilya Gershevitch --
PART 9: BIBLIOGRAPHY: Sources of Parthian and Sasanian history / G. Widengren.
Series Title: Cambridge history of Iran, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Ehsan Yarshater.

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