A History of Persia

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Psychology Press, Oct 1, 2003 - History - 1179 pages
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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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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
18
CHAPTER III
36
ELAM AND SUSA THE CAPITAL
49
CHAPTER V
61
CHAPTER VI
73
CHAPTER VII
82
THE ARYANS OF PERSIATHEIR ORIGIN AND TRADITIONS
95
THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREATHIS ACHIEVEMENTS
275
CHAPTER XXV
284
CHAPTER XXVI
295
CHAPTER XXVII
305
THE EXPANSION OF PARTHIA AND THE DOWNFALL OF THE HOUSE
324
CHAPTER XXIX
333
CHAPTER XXX
346
ROME AND PARTHIATHE SECOND TRIAL OF STRENGTH
354

CHAPTER IX
102
CHAPTER X
115
MEDIA BABYLONIA AND LYDIA
126
CHAPTER XII
133
CHAPTER XIII
139
CHAPTER XIV
156
CHAPTER XV
170
CHAPTER XVI
186
CHAPTER XVII
195
CHAPTER XVIII
212
THE DECLINE OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE
220
Artaxerxes Mnemon 404 B C The March of Cyrus on BabylonThe
231
CHAPTER XXI
244
CHAPTER XXII
255
CHAPTER XXIII
264
CHAPTER XXXII
364
CHAPTER XXXIII
373
CHAPTER XXXIV
380
THE RISE OF THE SASANIAN DYNASTY
391
CHAPTER XXXVI
399
CHAPTER XXXVII
411
CHAPTER XXXVIII
427
CHAPTER XXXIX
441
CHAPTER XL
449
CHAPTER XLI
461
KHUSRU PARVIZ AND HERACLIUS
476
CHAPTER XLIII
488
CHAPTER XLIV
503
The Accession of Cambyses 529 B C The Death of Bardiya
526
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