Gene R. Garthwaite The Persians

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The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day.

  • A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day.
  • Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic.
  • Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political, social and cultural history.
  • Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranian identity.
  • Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranian identity.

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The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560 BC to the present day. The book traces events from the rise of the Persian Empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, to the reestablishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally to the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic. For each period, the book utilizes the most recent scholarship in order to examine Iran's political, social, and cultural history. It presents this history within an analytical framework that focuses on rulership as the central theme of identity for Iranians. It also considers the part played in Iranian identity by land, political culture, religion, and the arts.

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Gene R. Garthwaite is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies and Professor of History at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Khans and Shahs: A Documentary Analysis of the Bakhtiyari in Iran (1983).

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