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eBook The Persian Empire : A History epub
  • ISBN: 0714111546
  • Author: Lindsay Allen
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd; First Edition edition (July 31, 2004)
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • ePUB size: 1432 kb
  • FB2 size 1584 kb
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Lindsay Allen's book offers an illustrated overview of the Persian Empire, in connection with a recent British Museum exhibit.

Lindsay Allen's book offers an illustrated overview of the Persian Empire, in connection with a recent British Museum exhibit. While university-level students and professionals are sure to get a lot out of it, I'm not sure that it would be a first choice for the general reader. 22 people found this helpful.

History of the Persian E. .has been added to your Cart. when the subject is a history, the ocidental culture should learn with this book of how much we own to the oriental culture. it is odd to know that the Persian comes from the same indo-european origins of Greeks and Romans. it is odd to know that all we know about geometry, astronomy, mathematics and finances were developed by Persians.

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The Persian Empire book.

The Persian Empire book. In her cultural and political history of the development of this power, Lindsay Allen-whose posts in the Ancient Near East departments of the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art make her one of the leading authorities on Persia-surveys written sources, art objects, warfare, politics, archaeological sites, and daily life during Persian rule.

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Lindsay Allen (born March 20, 1995 in Clinton, Maryland) is an American professional basketball guard for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played basketball at the University of Notre Dame. Allen was drafted in the second round (14th overall) of the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Liberty. As of 2018, Allen began dating Ottawa-Glandorf legend John Lammers.

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Books shelved as persian-history: Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland,. The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, 658 views. In The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties, you will discover topics such as. Who Are the Persians? The History of Human Population in Iran.

Find nearly any book by Lindsay Allen. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Persian Empire: A History: ISBN 9780714111544 (978-0-7141-1154-4) Hardcover, British Museum Pubns Ltd, 2004. The Persian Empire: ISBN 9780226014470 (978-0-226-01447-0) Hardcover, The University of Chicago Press, 2005. by Lindsay Allen, Stuart Gillespie. ISBN 9789715613880 (978-971-561-388-0) Softcover, United Nations, Administrative Committee on Coordination, Sub-Committee on Nutrition, 2001.

Lindsay Allen Lecturer in Greek and Near Eastern History at King's College London. Lindsay Allen, The Persian Empire: A History (British Museum Press, 2005). John Boardman, Persia and the West (Thames and Hudson, 2000)

Lindsay Allen Lecturer in Greek and Near Eastern History at King's College London. Producer: Simon Tillotson. John Boardman, Persia and the West (Thames and Hudson, 2000). John Curtis and Nigel Tallis, Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia (British Museum Press, 2014). Lori Khatchadourian, Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires (University of California Press, 2016). Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, King and Court in Ancient Persia 559 to 331 BCE (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

Rhoads Murphy, History of Asia. Lindsay Allen, The Persian Empire: A History. Hammond, The Genius of Alexander the Great. Questions to Consider: 1. Why did the specific features of the classical civilizations differ so much? Geography clearly played a role-think of the Chinese Middle Kingdom as compared to the mountainous terrain of Greece which encouraged separate city-states. Climate may also have played a role.

From the mid 6th century BC, Persian kings ruled over peoples and territory stretching from Northern Libya to Central Asia. Incorporating the ancient civilizations and former imperial centres of Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia, Persian rule created the first land-based world empire. This great diversity of subject peoples and historical traditions became a key theme of imperial ideology. For 250 years, the empire fostered international communication and cultural exchange to an unprecedented degree. The Persian expedition into Greece in the early 5th century BC became one of the most influential events in defining a European identity set apart from Asia. Dynastic rule was brought to an end by Alexander the Great's lengthy invasion of the empire from 331 BC during which nearly all the territory allied to the Persians was brought under Macedonian rule. In the continuing conflict the empire broke up, but it bequeathed a rich store of cultural and historical traditions to its Hellenistic and Roman successors. After providing a simple introduction to the kinds of written sources containing information about the Persian empire, the author gives a survey of the cultural and political history underlying the birth of Persian power. The chapters that follow trace the evolution of the monarchy and describe the invasion of Greece and later political intrigues from the Persian point of view. The historical framework is supplemented with a description of the palace architecture and luxury culture characteristic of Persian rule, as well as accounts of individual ways of life within the empire. The book closes by placing Alexander's invasion in a Persian context and provides a unique survey of surviving traditions of the empire and the rediscovery of its royal capitals at Persepolis and Susa.
Comments: (5)
This book is a very well written account of cultural and social history along with the historical narrative.
It puts the Achaemenid history into context, and uses up to date research.
As one of the other reviews mentioned, the book is "text bookish" but not in a negative way, Its specially useful for students with basic knowledge of world history, and also a very good start for those who are trying to study the Achaemenid empire.

As the author mentioned, the book not a single minded pursuit of Historical narrative, but an attempt to bring alive the cultural and social aspects of Achaemenid Persia to the reader.
This is a well researched book, the reserach is focused on archaeology, which is used on academic field. The main intention of this book is bring to light Achaemenid, "Hakha maneshe an" dynasty. Saddly, this dynasty is ended by Alexandar invasion of Iran.
Lindsay Allen's book offers an illustrated overview of the Persian Empire, in connection with a recent British Museum exhibit. While university-level students and professionals are sure to get a lot out of it, I'm not sure that it would be a first choice for the general reader. The author's writing style is rather academic, and she is very cautious in drawing conclusions from the available evidence. She would like to treat the numerous Greek accounts skeptically, and rely more on a Persian-centric view of events, but the ancient records are unavoidably skewed towards the Greek point of view, which kind of frustrates her program. This is all quite appropriate in a scholarly book, but seems less likely to inspire a wider audience.

There did not seem to be any explicit linkages from the book to the museum exhibit; no doubt many of the objects illustrated in the book were also exhibited, but there would be no way of knowing this just from reading the book.

Readers may also want to know that the book's focus is on the political history of the Achaemenid Dynasty, from Cyrus to Alexander. There are some references to Achaemenid art and religion, but culture is not a primary emphasis of the book. As one who is very interested in ancient Egypt, though, I did appreciate the book's inclusion of several examples that illustrate the incorporation of Egyptian themes into the art of the Persian empire following on Cambyses' conquest of Egypt in 526 BC. [erratum: on p.35, the Apis bull dedication to Cambyses is 524 BC, not 324 BC as in the text].

In summary, and despite the book's marketing, I think it will mostly appeal to students and specialists in the history of the Ancient Near East (four stars), rather than to general readers (three stars).
For most Westerners, the Persian Empire was an Asiatic historical area conquered by the Macedonian Alexander the Great. But in this companion to a British Museum exhibition based on unprecedented loans from the National Museum of Iran and other major museum sources of Persian antiquities, Allen presents the Persian Empire in its own right, as the Roman Empire or the British Empire are in the history books. Besides working at the British Museum, the author has also worked at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The many objects of the exhibition that are pictured are supplemented by photographs of the remains of monuments and buildings, landscape photographs, maps, and works of art to evince the high level of political and artistic accomplishments. Allen presents the Empire by a history defined mostly by the succession of rulers until the conquest combined with a cultural appreciation of the art work, architecture, religious ideas, political order, and pattern of growth and decay.
Allen offers a great introductory look at the heigh of Achaemenid power, presenting the classical historical content drawn from the ancient historians as well as some archaeological analysis. There is also a chapter or two devoted to an examination of Persian culture, which proved to be interesting, if cursory. The entire work is aided by the presence of many great maps and pictures. I would like to see Allen publish a more extensive history of the empire, as I believe her writing skills make her more than capable to produce the latest standard history in her field.
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