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The Resource The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 2, The Median and Achaemenian periods, edited by Ilya Gershevitch, (electronic resource)

The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 2, The Median and Achaemenian periods, edited by Ilya Gershevitch, (electronic resource)

Label
The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 2, The Median and Achaemenian periods
Title
The Cambridge history of Iran
Title number
Volume 2
Title part
The Median and Achaemenian periods
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ilya Gershevitch
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 impact of Alexander's conquest of Iran in 331 BC. This was a time of great importance in the history of the entire Middle East, and embraced figures of the stature of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. The sources for this period are more diverse than for any other in Iran's history, the bulk of the evidence being preserved in Babylonian, Elamite, Egyptian and Greek. The involvement in this volume of specialists in each of these fields has ensured that the results of the intensive research of recent years are incorporated in this synthesis. In addition to the strictly historical accounts there are chapters on art and architecture, metalwork and glyptic, calendar systems, weights and measures, religion, and the eastern Iranian world as reflected in the Avesta
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gershevitch, I
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  • Achaemenid dynasty
  • Medes
  • Iran
Label
The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 2, The Median and Achaemenian periods, edited by Ilya Gershevitch, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Contents
Elam / I.M. Daikonoff -- Anshan in the Median and Achaemenian Periods / J. Hansman -- Media / I.M. Diakonoff -- The Scyths / T. Sulimirski -- The rise of the Achaemenids and the establishment of their empire / J.M. Cook -- Persia and the Greeks / A.R. Burn -- Alexander in Iran / E. Radian -- The Persian occupatiion of Egypt / E. Bresciani -- The Babylonian evidence of Achaemenian rule in Mesopotamia / A.L. Oppenheim -- The evidence of 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 Archaemenian architecture and sculpture / Edith Porada -- The Behistun Relief / Ann Parkas -- Tepe Nush-i Jan: the Median settlement / David / Stronach -- Pasargadae / David Stronach -- Metalwork and glyptic / P.R.S. Moorey -- Appendix I: Plant names / H.W. Bailey -- Appendix II: The Achaemenid Dynasty
Control code
ssj0000389398
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 946 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9781139054935
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000389398
Label
The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 2, The Median and Achaemenian periods, edited by Ilya Gershevitch, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Contents
Elam / I.M. Daikonoff -- Anshan in the Median and Achaemenian Periods / J. Hansman -- Media / I.M. Diakonoff -- The Scyths / T. Sulimirski -- The rise of the Achaemenids and the establishment of their empire / J.M. Cook -- Persia and the Greeks / A.R. Burn -- Alexander in Iran / E. Radian -- The Persian occupatiion of Egypt / E. Bresciani -- The Babylonian evidence of Achaemenian rule in Mesopotamia / A.L. Oppenheim -- The evidence of 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 Archaemenian architecture and sculpture / Edith Porada -- The Behistun Relief / Ann Parkas -- Tepe Nush-i Jan: the Median settlement / David / Stronach -- Pasargadae / David Stronach -- Metalwork and glyptic / P.R.S. Moorey -- Appendix I: Plant names / H.W. Bailey -- Appendix II: The Achaemenid Dynasty
Control code
ssj0000389398
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 946 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9781139054935
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000389398

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