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The Resource Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE
Title
Ancient Persia
Title remainder
a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE
Statement of responsibility
Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
935/.05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS281
  • DS281
LC item number
  • .W38 2014
  • .W38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Empire at large : from the death of Xerxes to Darius II
  • Maintaining an empire : Artaxerxes II and Artaxerxes III
  • Twilight of the Achaemenids
  • Tracking an empire
  • Forerunners of the Achaemenids : the first half of the first millennium BCE
  • Persia rising : a new empire
  • From Cyrus to Darius I : empire in transition
  • Darius, the great king
  • Mechanics of empire
  • Xerxes, the expander of the realm
  • Anatomy of empire
Control code
852958063
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 252 pages
Isbn
9780521253697
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852958063
Label
Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE, Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Empire at large : from the death of Xerxes to Darius II
  • Maintaining an empire : Artaxerxes II and Artaxerxes III
  • Twilight of the Achaemenids
  • Tracking an empire
  • Forerunners of the Achaemenids : the first half of the first millennium BCE
  • Persia rising : a new empire
  • From Cyrus to Darius I : empire in transition
  • Darius, the great king
  • Mechanics of empire
  • Xerxes, the expander of the realm
  • Anatomy of empire
Control code
852958063
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 252 pages
Isbn
9780521253697
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852958063

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