By (author) Gene R. Garthwaite
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Persians by Gene R. Garthwaite
Book DescriptionThe Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day.* A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day.* Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic.* Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political, social and cultural history.* Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranian identity.* Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranian identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405156806
(230mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gene R. Garthwaite
Khans and Shahs, Paperback (November 2009)
Offering an examination of the Bakhtiyari in Iran, this book explores their powerful political and economic role in Iranian society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It provides an understanding of how political power is created, maintained and lost in a tribal society.
Persians, Hardback (November 2004)» View all books by Gene R. Garthwaite
Presents a narrative of Iranian history since the time of Cyrus the Great in 560 BC. This book traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
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Author Biography - Gene R. Garthwaite
Gene R. Garthwaite is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies and Professor of History at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Khans and Shahs: A Documentary Analysis of the Bakhtiyari in Iran (1983).
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