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Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran (Daniel T Potts) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2017) 9780190668662
Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran (Daniel T Potts) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2017) 9780190668662
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran

Author: Potts, Daniel T

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Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2017

Paperback; ISBN: 9780190668662

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1024

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Iran's heritage is as varied as it is complex, and the archaeological, philological, and linguistic scholarship of the region has not been the focus of a comprehensive study for many decades. The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran provides up-to-date, authoritative essays on a wide range of topics extending from the earliest Paleolithic settlements in the Pleistocene era to the Arab conquest in the 7th century AD. The volume, authored by specialists based both inside and outside of Iran, is divided into sections covering prehistory, the Chalcolithic, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Achaemenid period, the Seleucid and Arsacid periods, the Sasanian period, and the Arab conquest. In addition, more specialized chapters are included which treat numismatics, religion, languages, political ideology, calendrics, the use of color, textiles, Sasanian silver and reliefs, and political relations with Rome and Byzantium. No other single volume covers as much of Iran's archaeology and history with the same degree of authority. Drawing on the results of the latest fieldwork in Iran and studies by scholars from around the world, this volume addresses a longstanding gap in the literature of the ancient Near East.

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Part I. Background and beginnings

1. The history of archaeological research in Iran: A brief survey, Ali Mousavi

2. Key questions regarding the palaeoenvironment of Iran, Matthew D. Jones

3. The Paleolithic of Iran, Nicholas J. Conard, Elham Ghasidian and Saman Heydari-Guran

4. The development and expansion of a Neolithic way of life, Lloyd R. Weeks

Part II. The Chalcolithic period

5. The Chalcolithic of northern Iran, Barbara Helwing

6. The Chalcolithic in the central Zagros, Abbas Moghaddam and Ardashir Javanmardzadeh

7. The Later Village (Chalcolithic) period in Khuzestan, Abbas Moghaddam

8. The Chalcolithic in southern Iran

Cameron A. Petrie, Part III. The Bronze Age

9. The Early Bronze Age in northwestern Iran, Geoffrey D. Summers

10. The Bronze Age in northeastern Iran, Christopher P. Thornton

11. Luristan and the central Zagros in the Bronze Age, D. T. Potts

12. Khuzestan in the Bronze Age, Javier lvarez-Mon

13. Early writing in Iran, J.L. Dahl

14. The use of Akkadian in Iran, Katrien De Graef

15. Bronze Age Fars, Bernadette McCall

16. Eastern Iran in the Early Bronze Age, Holly Pittman

Part IV. The Iron Age

17. The Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in northwestern Iran, Michael D. Danti

18. Luristan during the Iron Age, Bruno Overlaet

19. The central Alborz region in the Iron Age, Ali Mousavi

20. Linguistic groups in Iran, Ran Zadok

21. Iranian migration, M. Witzel

22. Assyria and the Medes, Karen Radner

23. Elam in the Iron Age, Javier lvarez-Mon

24. Elam, Assyria, and Babylonia in the early 1st millennium BC, Matt Waters

25. Iron Age southeastern Iran, Peter Magee

Part V. The Achaemenid period

26. Southwestern Iran in the Achaemenid period, R�my Boucharlat

27. Administrative realities: The Persepolis Archives and the archaeology of the Achaemenid heartland

Wouter F.M. Henkelman

28. Avesta and Zoroastrianism under the Achaemenids and early Sasanians, P.O. Skj�rvi

29. Royal Achaemenid iconography, Mark B. Garrison

30. Color and gilding in Achaemenid architecture and sculpture, Alexander Nagel

31. Eastern Iran in the Achaemenid period, Bruno Genito

32. Old Persian, Jan Tavernier

33. Greek sources on Achaemenid Iran, Maria Brosius

VI. Seleucid, post-Achaemenid and Arsacid archaeology and history

34. Alexander the Great and the Seleucids in Iran, Paul Kosmin

35. Media, Khuzestan and Fars between the end of the Achaemenids and the rise of the Sasanians, Pierfrancesco Callieri and Alireza Askari Chaverdi

36. Fratarak? and Seleucids, Josef Wieseh�fer

37. The Arsacids (Parthians), Stefan R. Hauser

38. Parthian and Elymaean rock reliefs, Trudy S. Kawami

39. Arsacid, Elymaean and Persid coinage, Khodadad Rezakhani

40. Aramaic, Parthian and Middle Persian, Seiro Haruta

41. The use of Greek in pre-Sasanian Iran, Georges Rougemont

VII. The Sasanian period

42. Sasanian political ideology, M. Rahim Shayegan

43. Sasanian coinage, Nikolaus Schindel

44. Sasanian interactions with Rome and Byzantium, P. Edwell

45. Sasanian rock reliefs, Matthew P. Canepa

46. Kuh-e Khwaja and the religious architecture of Sasanian Iran, Soroor Ghanimati

47. Sasanian administation and sealing practices, Negin Miri

48. Luxury silver vessels of the Sasanian period, Kate Masia-Radford

49. Sasanian textiles, Carol Bier

50. Pre-Islamic Iranian calendrical systems in the context of Iranian religious and scientific history,

Antonio Panaino

51. The Islamic conquest of Sasanian Iran, Michael Morony

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