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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405156806
ISBN-10: 1405156805
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
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

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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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