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Cambridge History of Iran Volume 3, The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid Periods Part 2 (Ehsan Yarshater) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1983) 9780521246934
Cambridge History of Iran Volume 3, The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid Periods Part 2 (Ehsan Yarshater) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1983) 9780521246934
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Title: The Cambridge History of Iran Volume 3, The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid Periods Part 2

Author: Yarshater, Ehsan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1983

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521246934

Volumes: 1; Pages: 883

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This volume covers the history of Iran from the collapse of the Il-Khanid empire (c. 1335) to the second quarter of the eighteenth century. The period is of special interest as one which, in the traditional view, witnessed the emergence of Iran as a 'national state'. It is in the latter half of this era that moderate Shi'ism acquired the definitive hold on the country which has been maintained to the present day, and which helps to differentiate Iran from the other Islamic states of south-west Asia. In addition to chapters on commercial and diplomatic contacts with Europe--contacts usually fortified by a common hostility to the Ottoman Turks--which became prominent from the sixteenth century, the volume contains chapters on social and economic history, the arts and architecture, the exact sciences, religion, philosophy and literature.ContentsList of platesList of line drawingsList of mapsPart V. Institutions18. Iranian society and law A. Perikhanian19. Political, social and administrative institutions: taxes and trade V. G. Lukonin20. Geographical and administrative divisions: settlements and economy Christopher Brunner21a. Time-reckoning E. Bickerman21b. Iranian festivals Mary BoycePart VI. Religious History22. Development of religious thought Carsten Colpe23. Zoroastrian religion J. Duchesne-Guillemin24. Jews in Iran J. Neusner25. Christians in Iran J. P. Asmussen26. Buddhism among Iranian peoples R. E. Emmerick27a. Manichaeism and its Iranian background G. Widengren27b. Mazdakism Ehsan YarshaterPart VII. Art History28. Parthian art Daniel Schlumberger29a. Sasanian art Dorothy Shepherd29b. Sasanian silver Prudence Harper30. The development of the arts in Transoxiana Guity AzarpayPart VIII: Languages and Literature31. Parthian writings and literature Mary Boyce32a. Zoroastrian Pahlavi writings J. P. de Menasce, O. P.32b. Manichaean Middle Persian writings Mary Boyce32c. Middle Persian inscriptions Phillippe Gignoux33. Sogdian language and literature Mark Dresden34. Khotanese Saka literature H. W. Bailey35. Khwarazmian language and literature D. N. Mackenzie36. Bactrian literature Ilya Gershevitch37. Sources of Parthian and Sasanian history G. WidengrenBibliographiesIndexIndex of Greek wordsContributorsA. Perikhanian, V. G. Lukonin, Christopher Brunner, E. Bickerman, Mary Boyce, Carsten Colpe, J. Duchesne-Guillemin, J. Neusner, J. P. Asmussen, R. E. Emmerick, G. Widengren, Ehsan Yarshater, Daniel Schlumberger, Dorothy Shepherd, Prudence Harper, Guity Azarpay, J. P. de Menasce, O. P., Phillippe Gignoux, Mark Dresden, H. W. Bailey, D. N. Mackenzie, Ilya Gershevitch
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