The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 3, Issue 2

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Ehsan Yarshater, Ilya Gershevitch
Cambridge University Press, 1983 - Iran - 1396 pages
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
660
INSTITUTIONS
681
a TIMERECKONING
778
RELIGIOUS HISTORY
819
ZOROASTRIAN RELIGION
866
JEWS IN IRAN
909
CHRISTIANS IN IRAN
924
BUDDHISM AMONG IRANIAN PEOPLES
949
PARTHIAN WRITINGS AND LITERATURE IISI
1151
by MARY BOYCE
1166
6 MANICHAEAN MIDDLE PERSIAN WRITINGS
1196
C MIDDLE PERSIAN INSCRIPTIONS I 205
1205
SOGDIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
1216
KHOTANESE SAKA LITERATURE
1230
KHWARAZMIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 1 244
1244
BACTRIAN LITERATURE
1250

a MANICHAEISM AND ITS IRANIAN BACKGROUND
965
6 MAZDA KISM
991
PARTHIAN ART
1027
a SASANIAN ART
1055
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS IN TRANSOXIANA
1130
SOURCES OF PARTHIAN AND SASANIAN HISTORY
1261
Bibliographies
1284
Index
1397
Index of Greek words
1487
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