The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 3, Issue 1

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Ehsan Yarshater
Cambridge University Press, 1983 - Iran
The third volume, published in two parts, is an account of every aspect of Iranian civilisation from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the advent of Islam in the seventh century AD. This complex period, of major importance in Iranian history and extending for almost a thousand years, encompasses the reigns of the Seleucid, the Parthian, the Kushan and Sasanian dynasties. As additions to the general objectives of these volumes, Professor Yarshater has included in this volume chapters on the institutional, administrative, legal, numismatic, linguistic and literary aspects of the period; and he further develops the scope of the volume by including studies of Iran's interaction with neighbouring societies, of Iran's mythical and legendary history, and of Iranian settlements outside the geographical boundaries of Iran and Afghanistan. This volume is the most comprehensive study published of this very important period of Iran's history.
 

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Contents

List of plates page
ix
Editorial note
xv
THE SELEU CID PERIOD
3
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF IRAN UNDER
21
THE HISTORY OF EASTERN IRAN
181
THE PoliticAL HIs Tory of TRANSoxIANA
232
IRANIAN SETTLEMENT EAST of THE PAMIRS
263
a PARTHIAN CoINs
279
by EHs AN YARs HATER
359
IRAN AND MESOPOTAMIA
481
I2 IRAN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA
512
I3 IRAN AND CHINA
537
I4 CULTURAL RELATIONS BETWEEN PARTHIA
559
BYZANTIUM AND THE SAS ANIANS
568
I6 IRAN AND THE ARABS BEFORE ISLAM
593
IRANOTU R K IS H RELATIONS IN THE LATE
613

Society
299
IRANIAN HISTORICAL
343

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