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Title The Cambridge history of Iran. Volume 3, The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid periods. 1 / edited by by Ehsan Yarshater.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983.


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Physical description 1 online resource (lxxv, 624 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015).
Contents PART 1: POLITICAL THEORY: The Seleucid Period / E. Bickerman -- The Political history of Iran under the Arsacids / A.D.H. Bivar -- Iranians in Asia Minor / Leo Raditsa -- The political history of Iran under the Sasanians / R.N. Frye -- The history of Eastern Iran / A.D.H. Bivar -- The political history of Transoxiana / E.V. Zeimal -- Iranian settlement east of the Pamirs / R.E. Emmerick -- PART 2: NUMISMATICS: Parthian coins / David Sellwood -- Minor states in Southern Iran / David Sellman -- Sasanian coins / Robert Gobl -- PART 3: IRAN HISTORICAL TRADITION: Iranian common beliefs and world-view / Ehsan Yarshater -- Iranian national history / Ehsan Yarshater -- PART 4: IRAN AND HER NEIGHBOURS: Iran and Mesopotamia / Wilhelm Eilers -- Iran, Armenia, and Georgia / David M. Lang -- Iran and China / William Watson -- Cultural relations between Parthia and Rome / Otto Kurz -- Byzantium and ths Sasanians / Nina Garsoian -- Iran and the Arabs before Islam / C.E. Bosworth -- Irano-Turkish relations in the late Sasanian Period / A. von Gabain.
Summary The third volume, published in two parts, is an account of every aspect of Iranian civilisation from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the advent of Islam in the seventh century AD. This complex period, of major importance in Iranian history and extending for almost a thousand years, encompasses the reigns of the Seleucid, the Parthian, the Kushan and Sasanian dynasties. As additions to the general objectives of these volumes, Professor Yarshater has included in this volume chapters on the institutional, administrative, legal, numismatic, linguistic and literary aspects of the period; and he further develops the scope of the volume by including studies of Iran's interaction with neighbouring societies, of Iran's mythical and legendary history, and of Iranian settlements outside the geographical boundaries of Iran and Afghanistan. This volume is the most comprehensive study published of this very important period of Iran's history.
Other author Yarshater, Ehsan, 1920-2018, editor.
Subject Seleucids.
Iran -- History -- To 640.
ISBN 9781139054942 (ebook)
9780521200929 (hardback)