Ancient Persia: a concise history of the Achaemenid empire, 550-330 BCE

The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r.522–486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview...

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Main Author: Waters, Matthew William 1967-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Cambridge University Press 2014
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Iran / Achämeniden ca. v700 - v330 / Geschichte 559-330 v. Chr.
Further subjects:B Achaemenid dynasty 559-330 B.C
B Iran History To 640
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Summary:The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r.522–486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview of the Achaemenid period while considering the manifold interpretive problems historians face in constructing and understanding its history. This book offers a Persian perspective even when relying on Greek textual sources and archaeological evidence. Waters situates the story of the Achaemenid Persians in the context of their predecessors in the mid-first millennium BCE and through their successors after the Macedonian conquest, constructing a compelling narrative of how the empire retained its vitality for more than two hundred years (c.550–330 BCE) and left a massive imprint on Middle Eastern as well as Greek and European history
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ISBN:0511841884
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511841880