By (author) Maria Brosius
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Persians by Maria Brosius
Book DescriptionThe only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus material, Maria Brosius explores the history of Persia, and brings a new understanding of Persian society and culture and the structures on which these empires were built: the king and his court; religion and culture; art and architecture. From the lands of Egypt to the Indus River, from the Russian Steppes to the Indian Ocean, Brosius has provided an up-to-date account of the three empires of pre-Islamic Iran, and discussing key topics such as women, religion and art and architecture, she presents a clear survey of the history of these empires. Providing additional reading references along with frequent source citations, students of ancient Persia will find this an invaluable addition to their course studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415320894
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Brosius
Persians, Paperback (March 2006)
Covering both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, this book explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents an introduction to ancient Persia. It discusses topics such as women, religion, and art and architecture.
Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions, Hardback (March 2003)
An interdisciplinary study that offers a systematic approach to ancient archival documents from the Near East, the Mycenean world, and classical Greece. This book addresses questions of formal aspects of creating, writing, and storing ancient documents, and how concepts of record-keeping were adapted by different societies in the ancient world.
Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 BC, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Maria Brosius
The first book to reveal the fascinating picture of women and their economic and political importance in the Persian empire. Xerxes' exploits are famous, but what about Irdabama, a successful landowner who controlled her own wine and grain business? Or the ruthless queen Parysatis who murdered her enemy after a game of dice?
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