The Cambridge History of Iran: The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanian periods. Vol. 3

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Ehsan Yarshater
Cambridge University Press, 1968 - Iran - 1488 pages
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Annotation 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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THIS IS VOLUME 3(2), or vol. 3 part 2, NOT VOLUME 2!

Contents

Lisf of plates page
ix
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xvii
IRANIAN SOCIETY AND LAW
627
POLITICAL SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
681
a TIMERECKONING
778
IRANIAN FESTIVALS
792
DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
819
ZOROASTRIAN RELIGION
866
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS IN TRANSOXIANA
1130
PARTHIAN WRITINGS AND LITERATURE 115
1151
by MARY BOYCE
1166
b MANICHAEAN MIDDLE PERSIAN WRITINGS
1196
SOGDIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I2l6
1216
KHOTANESE SAKA LITERATURE
1230
KHWARAZMIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
1244
BACTRIAN LITERATURE I2JO
1250

JEWS IN IRAN
909
CHRISTIANS IN IRAN
924
a MANICHAEISM AND ITS IRANIAN BACKGROUND
965
PARTHIAN ART IO2y
1027
a SASANIAN ART
1055
SOURCES OF PARTHIAN AND SASANIAN HISTORY
1261
Bibliographies
1284
Index J397
1397
Index of Greek words
1487
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