A History of Persia
This is a facsimile of a classic history first published by Macmillan in 1915 and issued in two further editions by Routledge and Kegan Paul. Sir Percy Sykes was an explorer, consul, soldier and a spy who lived and travelled in Persia over a period of twenty-five years. This two-volume collection provides a comprehensive history of Persia from Alexander the Great, through British, French and Russian colonialism, to the early twentieth century oil industry.
With a new introduction by Sykes' biographer, Antony Wynn, this comprehensive history provides essential background reading to students and academics of Persia.
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ELAM AND SUSA THE CAPITAL
THE ARYANS OF PERSIATHEIR ORIGIN AND TRADITIONS
THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREATHIS ACHIEVEMENTS
THE EXPANSION OF PARTHIA AND THE DOWNFALL OF THE HOUSE
ROME AND PARTHIATHE SECOND TRIAL OF STRENGTH
MEDIA BABYLONIA AND LYDIA
THE DECLINE OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE
Artaxerxes Mnemon 404 B C The March of Cyrus on BabylonThe
THE RISE OF THE SASANIAN DYNASTY
KHUSRU PARVIZ AND HERACLIUS
The Accession of Cambyses 529 B C The Death of Bardiya
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