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The Persian Empire Epub ´ The Persian  eBook ñ
    The Persian Empire Epub ´ The Persian eBook ñ sites, and daily life during Persian rule She traces the evolution of the monarchy, showing how it fostered unprecedented international communication and cultural exchange, and describes how the Persian expedition into Greece in the early fifth century BCE became a defining moment that established a European identity apart from an Asian one Throughout, lavish illustrations bring to life the traditions of this ancient Middle Eastern civilization and finally place Alexander s invasion within a Persian context As the subject experiences renewed interest, The Persian Empire promises to be the definitive work on one of the most powerful dynasties in ancient history."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Persian Empire
  • Lindsay H. Allen
  • English
  • 04 October 2018
  • 0714111544

The Persian Empire[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Persian Empire Author Lindsay H. Allen – Essayreview.co.uk Beginning in the sixth century BCE, Persian kings ruled a vast, culturally diverse empire that stretched from northern Libya to central Asia The regime and its rich multicultural traditions prospered Beginning in the sixth century BCE, Persian kings ruled a vast, culturally diverse empire that stretched from northern Libya to central Asia The regime and its rich multicultural traditions prospered foryears until its invasion, and eventual defeat, by Alexander the Great s army inBCE Yet until the British The Persian eBook ñ Museum s exhibition in the summer of , the Persian perspective of this landmark event in world history will have been largely neglected In one of the few accounts available, The Persian Empire provides a comprehensive and accessible portrayal of one of the world s first land based dynastic kingdomIn 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 She traces the evolution of the monarchy, showing how it fostered unprecedented international communication and cultural exchange, and describes how the Persian expedition into Greece in the early fifth century BCE became a defining moment that established a European identity apart from an Asian one Throughout, lavish illustrations bring to life the traditions of this ancient Middle Eastern civilization and finally place Alexander s invasion within a Persian context As the subject experiences renewed interest, The Persian Empire promises to be the definitive work on one of the most powerful dynasties in ancient history.


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10 thoughts on “The Persian Empire

  1. says:

    Three and a half stars A visually beautiful though very specialized introduction to the art, architecture and history of the earliest Persian dynasty c.550 330 BCE Starting with Cyrus the Great, the Achaemenid pronounced A kee men id emperors conquered and ruled a vast stretch of territory stretching from the Hindu Kush to Anatolia and the Nile valley Allen deftly traces the origins of Persian artistic, archaeological and even governmental traditions back to other cultures in the regions, Three and a half stars A visually beautiful though very specialized introduction to the art, architecture and history of the earliest Persian dynasty c.550 330 BCE Starting with Cyrus the Great, the Achaemenid pronounced A kee men id emperors conquered and ruled a vast stretch of territory stretching from the Hindu Kush to Anatolia and the Nile valley Allen deftly traces the origins of Persian artistic, archaeological and even governmental traditions back to other cultures in the regions, in particular the Assyrian kings like Assurbanipal 668 c630 BCE , proud of their knowledge of science and literature, ruling a multi ethnic court of political advisers, scholars and artists from conquered and allied territories Cyrus and his successors were heirs to the great artistic traditions of Assyria and Mesopotamia compare, for example, these winged bulls or lammasu, at the gates of the great city of Persepolis c 515 BCE rather bashed about during Alexander the Great s conquest in 330 BCE.and these lammasu guarding the entrance to the palace of King Ashurnasirpal II, who reigned from 883 to 859 BCE at Nimrud in northern Iraq recently destroyed by ISIS.The famed cylinder of Cyrus the Great frames his conquest of Babylon, Sumer and Akkad in a positive and predestined light, but also borrows from the style and content of Cyrus defeated predecessors This is the Cyrus cylinder c 539 BCE with a link to a new translationHere is the a cylinder proclaiming the reign of Nabonidus of Babylon c.556 539 BCE.Successors, most notably Darius I and Xerxses extended trade routes, built cities across the realm and consolidated the empire with an elaborate bureaucratic system Scattered across the vast Persian empire from Egypt to Persepolis and beyond one can find remnants and even bureaucratic records of trade and administrative connections legal disputes and pleas, travel expense receipts, records of loans The empire was impressively well organizedTrade routes The Achaemendian kings were always conscious of the polyglot, multicultural nature of their empire Darius I announced his military victories by creating a giant billboard beside the highway between Hamadan and Baghdad in the Zagros Mountains The sculpted relief showing the victories of Darius I was accompanied by inscriptions in three languages Elamite, Babylonian and Old Persian Additional copies of the inscription were sent out across the empire, and included a papyrus written in Aramaic and found in Elephantine in Egypt.The intrepid and energetic can still climb up the cliff at Bisotun in Iran to view the inscriptions.Alas, despite the gorgeous pictures, Allan s text was uneven and often very heavy going Relief maps indicating the terrain and the location of trade routes and passes would have been helpful for example, before I started doing the necessary supplementary Googling, I had no idea how formidable the Zagros Mountains can be, nor the way lovely fertile valleys can be tucked in amongst the mountains see above photo of Bisotun.Please click through to the full review and updates forsumptuous images of artwork and quotes from the book

  2. says:

    For such a short book, page wise, this was kind of a slog But nonetheless about as much as is known concerning an empire that loomed over antiquity for a 200 plus years was defeated by Alexander the Great and yet never forgotten The problem with Achaemenid history is, most of it was written from the Greek perspective, the rest gathered piecemeal from monumental inscriptions, much like that of the Maya Could there be a cache of cuneiform tablets, yet hidden in some remote and nearly inaccessi For such a short book, page wise, this was kind of a slog But nonetheless about as much as is known concerning an empire that loomed over antiquity for a 200 plus years was defeated by Alexander the Great and yet never forgotten The problem with Achaemenid history is, most of it was written from the Greek perspective, the rest gathered piecemeal from monumental inscriptions, much like that of the Maya Could there be a cache of cuneiform tablets, yet hidden in some remote and nearly inaccessible place, with the Persians side of history

  3. says:

    Lavishly illustrated, this new synthesis of history, archeology, art history, theology and economics attempts to untangle the Persian Empire from its own puffery and the views of its enemies to sort out how it actually functioned ruling a vast and diverse sweep of peoples and land A favorite of mine are the synthetic art works Persian Emperors in Egyptian cartouches, Mongolian saddle blankets, Mughal manuscripts ,work on Alexander s assumption of power in Babylon and the desperate summo Lavishly illustrated, this new synthesis of history, archeology, art history, theology and economics attempts to untangle the Persian Empire from its own puffery and the views of its enemies to sort out how it actually functioned ruling a vast and diverse sweep of peoples and land A favorite of mine are the synthetic art works Persian Emperors in Egyptian cartouches, Mongolian saddle blankets, Mughal manuscripts ,work on Alexander s assumption of power in Babylon and the desperate summoning of Persian glory by the Shah in 1971

  4. says:

    A nice overview of the history of Persia s Achaemenid period from the origins of the Achaemenid dynasty to the aftermath of the defeat of Darius III by Alexander of Macedon.

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