The Cambridge History of Iran

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E. Yarshater
Cambridge University Press, Apr 14, 1983 - History - 700 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

List of plates page
ix
Editorial note
xv
THE SELEUCID PERIOD
3
Z THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF IRAN UNDER
21
IRANIANS IN ASIA MINOR
100
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF IRAN UNDER
116
THE HISTORY OF EASTERN IRAN
181
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF TRANSOXIANA
232
a IRANIAN COMMON BELIEFS AND WORLDVIEW
343
iyEHSAN YARSHATER
359
IRAN AND MESOPOTAMIA
481
IRAN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA
505
IRAN AND CHINA
537
CULTURAL RELATIONS BETWEEN PARTHIA
559
IJ BYZANTIUM AND THE SASANIANS
568
IRAN AND THE ARABS BEFORE ISLAM
593

IRANIAN SETTLEMENT EAST OF THE PAMIRS
263
a PARTHIAN COINS
279
Society
299
IRANOTURKISH RELATIONS IN THE LATE
613
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