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Persians: An Introduction

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The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia.

Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus material, Maria Brosius
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2006)
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Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
مقدمه نویسنده انتظاراتم رو بالا برده بوده، چون وعده میده که از قالب ساختگی تاریخنگاری شرق و غرب بیرون میاد. ولی درواقع کتاب تنها یه پیشدرآمد محدود و مختصریه و چندان از حالت روایی معمول خارج نمیشه. ...more
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best work on Persian history that I have read! This book covers the ancient dynasties of the Persians (Achaemenids, Parthians, Sassanids) and helps the reader elegantly and extensively understand the history of the Persian empire; and the essence of the development of the Persian/Iranian culture. This is a book that I would highly recommend to EVERYONE! I have read other books on Persian history, but this is hands down the best one! A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ!
Lina Gholami
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عنوان کتاب: ایران باستان ، مترجم عیسی عبدی، نشر ماهی

این پژوهش پژوهشی است زنده و روشن که تاریخ ایران باستان را آن گونه که سزاوار است به خوانندگان معرفی می نماید: از آغاز سلسله هخامنشی ( سال) نخستین پادشاهی ای که یک امپراتوری جهانی به وجود آورد گرفته تا شاهنشاهی ناهمگون اشکانی ( سال) و شاهنشاهی قدرتمند ساسانی (سال)که در پادشاهی خسروانوشیروان به اوج خود رسید.
تاریخ و فرهنگ سه سلسله پادشاهی ایران را پیش از فتح عرب و ورود اسلام به بین النهرین و ایران در نیمه سده هفتم میلادی به طور فشرده دربرمی گیرد.
مهرداد اصیل
درواقع سهونیم ستاره. کتاب خیلی خوبیه و اطلاعاتش بهروزه. اما خیلی کوتاهه و صرفاً به درد آشنایی کلی با تاریخ ایران از آغاز هخامنشیان تا پایان ساسانیان میخوره ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting and well written. A little repetitive
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب ایران باستان، نوشته ی ماریا بروسیوس، ترجمه ی عیسی عبدی، انتشارات ماهی سال 1385.
این کتاب تاریخ ایران باستان در دوران هخامنشی، اشکانی و ساسانی رو مرور می کنه و از نکات مثبت این کتاب اختصاص فصل هایی به بررسی زمینه های مختلف هر امپراطوری از قبیل جامع، اقتصاد ، قدرت ساسی و نظامی است.
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A highly accessible overview.
Darrell Drake
Remarkable source of information. Wish it were longer. I'll be looking into finding some of Brosius's other (more in-depth) works.
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