by Maria Brosius, A History Of Ancient Persia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Ancient Persia books, An innovative approach to the history of the First Persian Empire, offering an accessible historical narrative for students and general readers alike A History of the Achaemenid Empire considers archaeological and written sources to provide an expansive, source-based introduction to the diverse and culturally rich world of ancient Achaemenid Persia. Assuming no prior background, this accessible textbook follows the dynastic line from the establishment and expansion of the empire under the early Achaemenid kings to its collapse in 330 BCE. The text integrates the latest research, key primary sources, and archaeological data to offer readers deep insights into the empire, its kings, and its people. Chronologically organized chapters contain written, archaeological, and visual sources that highlight key learning points, stimulate discussion, and encourage readers to evaluate specific pieces of evidence. Throughout the text, author Maria Brosius emphasizes the necessity to critically assess Greek sources—highlighting how their narrative of Achaemenid political historyoften depicted stereotypical images of the Persians rather than historical reality. Topics include the establishment of empire under Cyrus the Great, Greek-Persian relations, the creation of a Persian ruling class, the bureaucracy and operation of the empire, Persian diplomacy and foreign policy, and the reign of Darius III. This innovative textbook: Offers a unique approach to Achaemenid history, considering both archaeological and literary sources Places primary Persian and Near Eastern sources in their cultural, political, and historical context Examines material rarely covered in non-specialist texts, such as royal inscriptions, Aramaic documents, and recent archaeological finds Features a comprehensive introduction to Achaemenid geography, Greek historiography, and modern scholarship on the Persian War Part of the acclaimed Blackwell History of the Ancient Worldseries, A History of the Achaemenid Empire is a perfect primary textbook for courses in Ancient History, Near Eastern Studies, and Classical Civilizations, as well as an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in the history of empires, particularly the first Persian empire or Iranian civilization.
by Wolfgang Decker, X Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download X books, Das Corpus umfasst mehr als 2000 bildliche Dokumente zum Sport im pharaonischer Zeit unter Einschluss von Spielen, Tanz, Akrobatik und Jagd. Sie werden systematisch beschrieben und in einem Tafelband an ausgewählten Beispielen illustriert. Die hieroglyphischen Beischriften sind transkribiert und übersetzt.
by A. Kuhrt, The Persian Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Persian Empire books, Bringing together a wide variety of material in many different languages that exists from the substantial body of work left by this large empire, The Persian Empire presents annotated translations, together with introductions to the problems of using it in order to gain an understanding of the history and working os this remarkable political entity. The Achaemenid empire developed in the region of modern Fars (Islam) and expanded to unite territories stretching from the Segean and Egypt in the west to Central Asia and north-west India, which it ruled for over 200 years until its conquest by Alexander of Macedon. Although all these regions had long since been in contact with each other, they had never been linked under a single regime. The Persian empire represents an important phase of transformation for its subjects, such as the Jews, as well as those living on its edges, such as the European Greeks.
by Janett Morgan, Greek Perspectives On The Achaemenid Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Greek Perspectives On The Achaemenid Empire books, How did the Greek view of Persia and Persians change so radically in the archaic and classical Greek sources that they turned from noble warriors into peacock-loving cross-dressers with murderous mothers? This book looks at the development of a range of responses to the Achaemenids and their Empire. Through a study of ancient texts and material evidence from the archaic and classical periods, Janett Morgan investigates the historical, political and social factors that inspired and manipulated different identities for Persia and the Persians within Greece.
by Bruno Jacobs, A Companion To The Achaemenid Persian Empire 2 Volume Set Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To The Achaemenid Persian Empire 2 Volume Set books, A comprehensive review of the political, cultural, social, economic, and religious history of the Achaemenid Empire Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped the Achaemenid Empire become as visible as the powerful impact it had on further historical development. The work not only breaks new ground in this respect, but also in the fact that, in addition to written testimonies of all kinds, it also considers material tradition as an equal factor in historical reconstruction. This comprehensive two-volume set features contributions by internationally-recognized experts that offer balanced coverage of the whole of the empire from Anatolia and Egypt, and across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Comprehensive in scope, the Companion provides readers with a panoramic view of the diversity, richness, and complexity of the Achaemenid Empire, dealing with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science, and religion while illustrating the multifaceted nature of the first true empire in world history. This unique historical account presents multiregional dimensions. This important resource: deals with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science, and religion investigates recently discovered or accessible issues such as court life, written communication, leisure activities, gender roles, etc. examines all kinds of available sources to consider those predecessors who influenced Achaemenid structure, ideology, and self-expression contains the study of Nachleben and the history of perception up to the present day offers a spectrum of opinions in disputed fields of research, such as in the interpretation of the imagery of Achaemenid art or in questions of religion provides a detailed overview of the history of research includes extensive bibliographies in each chapter for use as starting points for further research Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire is an indispensable work for students, instructors, and scholars of Persian and ancient world history, particularly the First Persian Empire.
by Christopher Tuplin, Persian Responses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Persian Responses books, A generation ago the Achaemenid Empire was a minor sideshow within long-established disciplines. For Greek historians the Persians were the defeated national enemy, a catalyst of change in the aftermath of the fall of Athens or the victim of Alexander. For Egyptologists and Assyriologists they belonged to an era that received scant attention compared with the glory days of the New Kingdom or the Neo-Assyrian Empire. For most archaeologists they were elusive in a material record that lacked a distinctively Achaemenid imprint. Things have changed now. The empire is an object of study in its own right, and a community of Achaemenid specialists has emerged to carry that study forward. Such communities are, however, apt to talk among themselves and the present volume aims to give a professional but non-specialist audience some taste of the variety of subject-matter and discourse that typifies Achaemenid studies. The broad theme of political and cultural interaction - reflecting the empire's diversity and the nature of our sources for its history - is illustrated in fourteen chapters that move from issues in Greek historiography through a series of regional studies (Egypt, Anatolia, Babylonia and Persia) to Zarathushtra, Alexander the Great and the early modern reception of Persepolis.
by Hans J. Nissen, Geschichte Alt Vorderasiens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geschichte Alt Vorderasiens books, Jeder, der bei den Hochkulturen Vorderasiens nur an Mesopotamien denkt, wird durch Hans J. Nissen eines Besseren belehrt: Er konzentriert seinen Blick nicht starr auf Mesopotamien. Die gesamte Region wird als dynamisches Gebilde, dessen Einzelteile in intensiver Abhängigkeit zueinander stehen, erfasst. Innerhalb eines Zeitraums von 8000 Jahren - von ihren Anfängen bis zum Ende durch die Kriegszüge Alexanders des Großen - zeichnet er die Entwicklung dieses Großraumes nach, dessen Außengrenzen und Machtschwerpunkte sich ständig verschieben. Der offene Blick auf den gesamten vorderasiatischen Raum wirkt dem traditionellen Bild einer mesopotamischen Hochkultur entgegen. Es wird deutlich, dass erst durch die Wechselbeziehung zwischen den Kleinregionen eine der ältesten Hochkulturen der Welt entstehen konnte. Für die zweite Auflage hat der Autor sein Buch völlig überarbeitet und stark erweitert. Neben der Einbeziehung neuer Funde und Literatur wie der Fundkomplexe von Qatna (Syrien) und Jiroft (Iran) wurde vor allem die Geschichte der Nachbarländer des alten Mesopotamien stärker herausgestellt. Dadurch werden die gegenseitigen Verflechtungen noch deutlicher. Eine ausführliche, thematisch gegliederte Bibliographie kommt in bewährter Weise hinzu.
by Mehrdad Kia, The Persian Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 Volumes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Persian Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 Volumes books, This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651CE. • Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE • Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history
by Erich Bosshard-Nepustil, Vor Uns Die Sintflut Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vor Uns Die Sintflut books, Wie eine synchrone und diachrone Analyse der Sintfluterzahlung Gen 6-9 ergibt, besteht diese aus einer priesterschriftlichen Grundschicht und einer nach-priesterschriftlichen redaktionellen Erweiterung. Dieser Befund fuhrt zu neuen literar- und theologiegeschichtlichen Fragestellungen: Welche Stellung haben die priesterschriftliche und die nach-priesterschriftliche Fassung der Fluterzahlung im Rahmen der jeweiligen Urgeschichte und der daran anschliessenden, umfangreicheren literarischen Komplexe? In welchem Verhaltnis steht die priesterschriftliche Noacherzahlung als die alteste Fluterzahlung des Alten Testaments zu den mesopotamischen Sintflutuberlieferungen und zu vorgegebenen alttestamentlichen Texten und Traditionen? Warum wird die Sintflutstory in Israel gerade in der Perserzeit aufgenommen und fortgeschrieben? Daruber hinaus: Wurde Gen 6-9 innerhalb des Alten Testaments tatsachlich so marginal rezipiert, wie dies ublicherweise angenommen wird?
by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Birth Of The Persian Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Birth Of The Persian Empire books, Of the great ancient civilizations, that of Persia is the least known and the most enigmatic. This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars here give a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and discuss topics which help the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the "Idea of Iran" series which will be a four-volume collection encompassing the history of that country.
by Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World Overviews Abd Al Malik Corinthian War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World Overviews Abd Al Malik Corinthian War books, Covers world cultures from prehistory through the year 700 C.E., including essays on persons, cultures, wars, battles, documents or works, traditions or cultural phenomena, structures or artifacts, places or sites, terms, and groups or civilizations.
by Amélie Kuhrt, The Persian Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Persian Empire books, In this work, A. Kuhrt brings a variety of material together, in annotated translations, together with introductions to the problems of using it in order to gain an understanding of the history and work of this remarkable political entity.
by Gary N. Knoppers, The Pentateuch As Torah Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Pentateuch As Torah books, "This interdisciplinary collection of essays on the promulgation of the Pentateuch and its acceptance as authoritative Torah includes contributions from international specialists on the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Samaritan history, colonial theory, Mediterranean studies, the Elephantine Island texts, and comparative legal history. The material gathered here is a state-of-the-art presentation of the issues, raising new questions and seeking new answers." "The book includes a substantive introduction that pulls the various contributions together and places them in the broader context of recent work on the propagation and acceptance of the Pentateuch as a prestigious writing in the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods."--BOOK JACKET.
by Michael Axworthy, A History Of Iran Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Iran books, Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. IranÕs religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic ShiÕa Muslim clerics in the world, yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life: wine, beauty, sex. Iranian women are subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, but make up nearly 60 percent of the student population of the nationÕs universities. In A History of Iran, acclaimed historian Michael Axworthy chronicles the rich history of this complex nation from the Achaemenid Empire of sixth century B.C. to the present-day Islamic Republic. In engaging prose, this revised editionÊexplains the military, political, religious, and cultural forces that have shaped one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world, bringing us up modern times. Concluding with an assessment of the immense changes the nation has undergone since the revolution in 1979, including a close look at IranÕs ongoing attempts to become a nuclear power, A History of Iran offers general readers an essential guide to understanding this volatile nation, which is once again at the center of the worldÕs attention.