Persisches Feuer

das erste Weltreich und der Kampf um den Westen
Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608944631
Page: 463
View: 1196
Der populäre Bestseller aus Großbritannien vom Jungstar der Historikerszene Es geschah vor 2500 Jahren, dass Ost und West Krieg miteinander führten. Im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. war eine globale Supermacht fest entschlossen, zwei Staaten Wahrheit und Ordnung zu bringen, die sie für terroristische Schurkenstaaten ansah. Die Supermacht war Persien, dessen Könige das erste Weltreich gegründet hatten. Die terroristischen Staaten waren Athen und Sparta, eigenwillige Städte in einem weit abgelegenen armen und bergigen Land: Griechenland. Die Geschichte, wie die Bürger dieses Landes dem mächtigsten Mann der Welt widerstanden und ihn besiegten, ist eine der beeindruckendsten Episoden der Geschichte. "Persisches Feuer" gibt nicht nur eine dramatische Darstellung dieser großen Auseinandersetzung, sondern auch ein einzigartiges Gesamtbild von Ost und West. Von den Priestern in Babylon bis zur Geheimpolizei der Spartaner, von den Luxusgärten der Perser bis zu den athenischen Prostituierten, von Darius, dem Mörder und größten politischen Genie des Orients bis zu Themistokles, dem Mann, der den Westen rettete, werden alle Akteure in der faszinierenden Erzählung Tom Hollands lebendig. "Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat." Ian McEwan Tom Holland, geboren 1968, studierte in Cambridge und Oxford Geschichte. Der Autor und Journalist hat sich mit BBC-Sendungen über Herodot, Homer, Thukydides und Vergil einen Namen gemacht. Holland lebt mit Frau und zwei Kindern in London. Tom Holland ist Bestseller-Autor für Fiction und Historisches Buch. Er hat zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhalten, u. a. "Steven-Runciman-Preis für historische Erzählungen" zusammen mit Robin Lane Fox.

From Cyrus to Alexander

A History of the Persian Empire
Author: Pierre Briant
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 1575061201
Category: Ancient World
Page: 1196
View: 9352

A Political History of the Achaemenid Empire

Author: M. A. Dandamaev
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004091726
Category: History
Page: 373
View: 7404

The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World

Author: George Rawlinson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864037441
Page: 616
View: 3679
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Five Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Or, The History, Geography, And Antiquites Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, And Persia, Collected And Illustrated From Ancient And Modern Sources, Volume 3; The Five Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Or, The History, Geography, And Antiquites Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, And Persia, Collected And Illustrated From Ancient And Modern Sources; George Rawlinson 2 George Rawlinson J. Murray, 1871 History; Ancient; General; Assyria; Babylonia; History / Ancient / General; History / Middle East / General; History, Ancient; Iran

Ancient Persia

A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550–330 BCE
Author: Matt Waters
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107652723
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 9736
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.

Birth of the Persian Empire

Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,Sarah Stewart
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857733079
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 642
Of the great ancient civilizations, that of Persia is the least known and the most enigmatic. This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars here give a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and discuss topics which help the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the Idea of Iran series which will be a four-volume collection encompassing the history of that country.

The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

A Historical Encyclopedia
Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693914
Category: History
Page: 722
View: 5277
This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651CE. • Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE • Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history

History of the Persian Empire

Author: Albert T. Olmstead,Albert Ten Eyck Olmstead,Arthur T. Olmstead
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226627779
Category: History
Page: 576
View: 6791
Traces the achievements of the Iranian empire through two centuries of glory to its downfall in the third century B.C

The Persian Empire

A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period
Author: Amélie Kuhrt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136016945
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 773
Bringing together a wide variety of material in many different languages that exists from the substantial body of work left by this large empire, The Persian Empire presents annotated translations, together with introductions to the problems of using it in order to gain an understanding of the history and working os this remarkable political entity. The Achaemenid empire developed in the region of modern Fars (Islam) and expanded to unite territories stretching from the Segean and Egypt in the west to Central Asia and north-west India, which it ruled for over 200 years until its conquest by Alexander of Macedon. Although all these regions had long since been in contact with each other, they had never been linked under a single regime. The Persian empire represents an important phase of transformation for its subjects, such as the Jews, as well as those living on its edges, such as the European Greeks.

Ancient Persia in Western History

Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire
Author: Sasan Samei
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780764804
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 2775
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.

Culture and history of the ancient Near East

Author: Hilmar Klinkott,Sabine Kubisch,Renate Müller-Wollermann
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004160655
Category: History
Page: 568
View: 2451
This book examines modes of economic contribution in the ancient world, chiefly through taxes, tribute, and gifts. The interdisciplinary approach supplies the basis for economic terminology, taking into account the specific cultural context and the correlation between modern and ancient termini.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 9545
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

From Persian Empire to Islamic Iran

A History of Nationalism in the Middle East
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 7363
This book explores the relationship between Iranian nationalism and Islam, especially Shi'ism as the adopted official religion of the country by the founder of the Safavid Dynasty in 1501 A.D. It covers selected periods in fourteen centuries of theIranian history with greater emphasis on the last two centuries where secular Western reformist ideas overlap with progressive religious thinking, resulting in the COnsitutional Movement of 1905-1909.

The World of Achaemenid Persia

History, Art and Society in Iran and the Ancient Near East
Author: John Curtis,St John Simpson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857718010
Category: History
Page: 648
View: 5867
Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf. Topics covered include aspects of Achaemenid religion, administration, material culture, ethnicity, gender and the survival of Achaemenid traditions. The publication of the book is an event: it represents a watershed not only in better appreciation and understanding of the rich and complex cultural heritage established by Cyrus, but also of the lasting significance of the Achaemenid kings and the impact that their remarkable civilization has had on wider Persian and Middle Eastern history. ‘A major guide to and an explanation of thewhole phenomenon of the Persian Empire, from the acknowledged experts.’ - Sir John Boardman, FBA,Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Art and Archaeology,University of Oxford

The Rise and Organisation of the Achaemenid Empire

The Eastern Iranian Evidence
Author: W. J. Vogelsang
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 4325

Forgotten Empire

The World of Ancient Persia
Author: John Curtis,Nigel Tallis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520247310
Category: Art
Page: 272
View: 8673
A richly-illustrated and important book that traces the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's largest and richest empires.

Writing Ancient Persia

Author: Thomas Harrison
Publisher: Duckworth Pub
Category: History
Page: 190
View: 2195
The history of Achaemenid Persia - the empire of Cyrus the Great, Darius and Xerxes - has largely been rewritten in the last thirty years. Inspired by new sources of information, and by a determination to see Persia in its own terms, historians have created a powerful new image of the Persian Empire: tightly organised and resilient, tolerant towards the religions and cultures of its subject peoples, and with kings and queens whose concerns were pragmatic rather than whimsically despotic. Writing Ancient Persia offers a far-reaching appreciation and critique of this recent movement. The bias of Greek sources on Persia, it argues, cannot simply be peeled away to reveal authentic source material. Persian evidence points to a significantly less rosy image of Persian imperialism. And past writers on Achaemenid Persia, far from rejecting it as the nurror image and enemy of the Greeks, frequently traced its influence on the classical Greco-Roman world, and identified strongly with Persia as a model.

The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire - Ancient History for Kids | Children's Ancient History

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 154192214X
Category: Art
Page: 64
View: 2270
Today, you hear stories and see movies depicting the strength of the Persian Empire. You get to understand how and why Persian leaders made important decisions.studying ancient history will allow you to see, appreciate and learn from the connections of the past and the present. This will lead to better decision making skills. Grab a copy now.

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt
Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644122814
Category: History
Page: 944
View: 1307
«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.