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History of the Persian Empire

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Out of a lifetime of study of the ancient Near East, Professor Olmstead has gathered previously unknown material into the story of the life, times, and thought of the Persians, told for the first time from the Persian rather than the traditional Greek point of view.

"The fullest and most reliable presentation of the history of the Persian Empire in existence."—M. Rostovtzeff

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

I. Ancient History

II. Iranian Origins

III. Founder Cyrus

IV. Camp of the Persians

V. Life among the Subject Peoples

VI. Cambyses and the Conquest of Egypt

VII. Prophet Zoroaster

VIII. Usurper Darius

IX. A New Lawgiver

X. From India to Europe

XI. Problems of the Greek Frontier

XII. The Three Capitals: Ecbatana, Babylon, and Susa

XIII. Persepolis

XIV. A Royal Huckster

XV. Paths of the Gods

XVI. Xerxes as Crown Prince

XVII. The Great King and His Armies

XVIII. Failure in Europe

XIX. Delian League against Persia

XX. New Year's Day at Persepolis

XXI. Overtaxation and Its Results

XXII. Triumphs through Diplomacy

XXIII. Oriental Tales and Romances

XXIV. Science without Theology

XXXV. Divide and Conquer

XXVI. Decision for Sparta

XXVII. Dictator to Greece

XXVIII. The Last Egyptian Empire

XXIX. Brief Recovery

XXX. The Nile Regained

XXXI. Science True and False

XXXII. Religions Dying and Living

XXXIII. Fresh Breezes from the West

XXXIV. Philip and the Start of the Crusade

XXXV. Alexander, Heir to the Crusade

XXXVI. The Oriental God-King

XXXVII. Persepolis—The Crusade Ends

Topographical Index

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226627779
Author:
Olmstead, Arthur T.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Olmstead, A. T.
Author:
Olmstead, Arthur T.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Iran History To 640.
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19590231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
7.92x5.42x1.51 in. 1.50 lbs.

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