Lost Civilizations - The Ancient Persians

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The ancient Persians created a society in which art and architecture flourished alongside religion and law. Though the mighty Persian Empire fell after a little more than two centuries, its influence remained strong for years to come.

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"Well-written, well-researched...Boxed sidebars provide additional information...black-and-white photos, maps, and reproductions highlight important points in the text."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)

"This excellent presentation incorporates information about archeological study and projects that led to revealing the history of that area. Chapters trace this ancient land from its early settlements and agrarian societies...through the growth of city-states and empires to their demise. The text is highly readable, material is well-organized; and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps are well integrated. The addition of quotes from many primary archeological sources makes this a vivid study...An extensive bibliography and list suggested reading round out a welcome and useful addition to sources on ancient cultures."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)

"A clear and informative presentation. Six chapters cover the rise and fall of this early civilization as well as information on daily life, architecture, artisans, royalty, religious beliefs, and scientific understanding. Sidebars provide additional facts...The black-and-white photos of artifacts and sites provide additional information. A solid resource where ancient history is a part of the curriculum."
-- School Library Journal (May 2001) (School Library Journal 20010501)

"The use of quotations from primary and secondary scholarly sources provides a firsthand glimpse into the period and the personal views on a number of topics. Informative black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps appear throughout. A well-written, solidly researched study."
-- School Library Journal (March 2001) (School Library Journal 20010301)

"Nardo gives a sense of the change throughout the civilization's long history as well as the stability it brought to the ancient world through, among other things, its administration of law. Among the black-and-white illustrations, many works of art are reproduced...the texts are quite readable and authoritative. Well-researched, well-organized, enlightening overviews."
-- Booklist ( Febraury 2001) (Booklist 20010215)

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Grade 5-8–This slim volume chronicles the empire from its beginning (about 5000 B.C.) to its decline in 333 B.C. The administration of this vast empire, its monetary system, communication system, and diplomacy are described in detail. Additionally, the book covers the lifestyle of the upper class and the common people. The chapter on the military includes battle strategies and the use of chariots and ships as well as weapons and armor. Readers learn not only history but, through text boxes, about the process of researching history and evaluating resources. Insets, black-and-white illustrations, and maps provide additional information. This brief, well-organized book will provide students with material for reports and projects.–Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX
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