Ancient Persia in Western History : Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire, Hardback Book

Ancient Persia in Western History : Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire Hardback

Part of the International Library of Iranian Studies series

Description

Ancient Persia in Western History is a measured rejoinder to the dominant narrative that considers the Graeco-Persian Wars to be merely the first round of an oft-repeated battle between the despotic 'East' and the broadly enlightened 'West'.

Sasan Samiei analyses the historiography which has skewed our understanding of this crucial era - contrasting the work of Edward Gibbon and Goethe, which venerated Classicism and Hellenistic history, with later writers such as John Linton Myres.

Finally, Samiei explores the cross-cultural encounters which constituted the Achaemenid period itself, and repositions it as essential to the history of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 8 bw integrated, 2 maps
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9781780764801

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