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Cambridge History of Iran Volume 2, The Median and Archaemenian Periods (I Gershevitch) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1985) 9780521200912
Cambridge History of Iran Volume 2, The Median and Archaemenian Periods (I Gershevitch) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1985) 9780521200912
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Title: The Cambridge History of Iran Volume 2, The Median and Archaemenian Periods

Author: Gershevitch, I

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1985

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521200912

Volumes: 1; Pages: 964

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its administration, its confrontation with Greece, and its eventual dissolution under the impact of Alexander's conquest of Iran in 331 B.C.. 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.ContentsList of platesList of text figuresList of maps1. Elam I. M. Diakonoff2. Anshan in the Median and Achaemenian periods J. Hansman3. Media I. M. Diakonoff4. The Scyths T. Sulimirski5. The rise of the Achaemenids and establishment of their empire J. M. Cook6. Persia and the Greeks A. R. Burn7. Cyrus the Great (558-529 B.C.) Max Mallowan8. Alexander in Iran E. Badian9. The Persian occupation of Egypt E. Bresciani10. The Babylonian evidence of Achaemenian rule in Mesopotamia A. L. Oppenheim11. The evidence of the Persepolis tablets R. T. Hallock12. Achaemenid coins, weights and measures A.D. H. Bivar13. The old eastern Iranian world view according to the Avesta M. Schwartz14. The religion of Achaemenian Iran M. Schwartz15. Aramaic in the Achaemenian Empire J. C. Greenfield16. Old Iranian calendars Willy Hartner17. Classic Achaemenian architecture and sculpture Edith Porada18. The Behistun relief Ann Farkas19. Tepe Nush-i Jan: the Median settlement David Stronach20. Pasargadae David Stronach21. Metalwork and glyptic P. R. S. MooreyAppendixesBibliographyIndex.ContributorsI. M. Diakonoff, J. Hansman, T. Sulimirski, J. M. Cook, A. R. Burn, Max Mallowan, E. Badian, E. Bresciani, A. L. Oppenheim, R. T. Hallock, A.D. H. Bivar, M. Schwartz, J. C. Greenfield, Willy Hartner, Edith Porada, Ann Farkas, David Stronach, P. R. S. Moorey
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