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Shadows in the desert

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Published by Osprey Publishing in 2007
First edition
320pp

The ruins of Persepolis evoke the best-known events of ancient Persia's history: Alexander the Great's defeat of Darius III, his conquest of the Achaemenid empire, and the burning of the great palace complex at Persepolis. However, most of the history of ancient Persia remains as mysterious today as it was to contemporary Western scholars. Compared to the world-famous Alexander, the many wars won by the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, and their revolutionary military technology, have been almost forgotten in the sands of the East. In its day, Persia was a superpower to rival Greece and Rome, and conflict between them spanned over a millennium. Through these wars, and trade, these foes learnt from each other, not only adopting elements of military technology, but influences in the arts, architecture, religion, technology and learning.

Item details

Author(s):
Farrokh, Kaveh
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846031087
ISBN-13:
9781846031083
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Osprey
Title:
Shadows in the desert - Ancient Persia at war

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Published by Osprey Publishing in 2007
First edition
320pp

The ruins of Persepolis evoke the best-known events of ancient Persia's history: Alexander the Great's defeat of Darius III, his conquest of the Achaemenid empire, and the burning of the great palace complex at Persepolis. However, most of the history of ancient Persia remains as mysterious today as it was to contemporary Western scholars. Compared to the world-famous Alexander, the many wars won by the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, and their revolutionary military technology, have been almost forgotten in the sands of the East. In its day, Persia was a superpower to rival Greece and Rome, and conflict between them spanned over a millennium. Through these wars, and trade, these foes learnt from each other, not only adopting elements of military technology, but influences in the arts, architecture, religion, technology and learning.

Author(s):
Farrokh, Kaveh
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846031087
ISBN-13:
9781846031083
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Osprey
Title:
Shadows in the desert - Ancient Persia at war

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