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Title: Culture and Social Institutions of Ancient Iran
Author: Dandamayev, M A Vladimir G Lukonin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521611916
Volumes: 1; Pages: 479
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After reviewing knowledge of Iron Age Iran, the authors look in detail at the highly developed social institutions of the Achaemenid Empire, most notably at state administration, agrarian relations, monetary systems, slavery and trade. A wide-ranging discussion of that culture covers such topics as the religion of the Ancient Iranians, ethnic and cultural contacts with the Achaemenid Empire, and superstitious and scientific practices in the ancient Near East during the sixth to the fourth centuries B.C.ContentsList of illustrationsList of maps; Foreword Philip L. Kohl; Author's preface1. The early history and culture of the Iranian peoples of West Asia2. The social institutions and the economic structure of the Achaemenid empire3. Achaemenid cultureConclusionAppendix: the written sourcesAbbreviationsIndex of namesIndex of sitesIndex of subjects.