A History Of Persia, Volume 1

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Routledge, Apr 15, 2013 - HISTORY - 648 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

Illustrations
xxvii
Preliminary Essay
xxix
Chapter I Configuration and Climate
xli
Chapter II Deserts Rivers Flora Fauna and Minerals
18
Chapter III The Geography of Elam and Babylonia
36
Chapter IV Elam and Susa the Capital
49
Chapter V Elam Sumer and Akkad at the Dawn of History
61
Chapter VI Elam and Babylon
73
Chapter XXV The Wars of the Successors
284
Chapter XXVI The Seleucid Empire to the Rise of the Parthia
295
Chapter XXVII The Rise of Parthia and the Appearance of Roman in Asia
305
Chapter XXVIII The Expansion of Parthia and the Downfall of the House of Seleucus
324
Chapter XXIX Parthia Rome and Pontus
333
Chapter XXX Parthia and RomeThe First Trial of Strength
346
Chapter XXXI Rome and ParthiaThe Second Trial of Strength
354
Chapter XXXII The Organization Religion and Architecture of the Parthians
364

Chapter VII The Assyrian Empire and the Downfall of Elam
82
Chapter VIII The Aryans of PersiaTheir Origin and Traditions
95
Chapter IX The Religion of the Medes and Persians
102
Chapter X The Rise of Media and the Fall of Assyria
115
Chapter XI Media Babylonia and Lydia
126
Chapter XII The Heroic Age of Persia
133
Chapter XIII The Rise of Persia
139
Chapter XIV The Persian Empire at its Zenith
156
Chapter XV The Ancient Persianstheir Customs Language and Architecture
170
Chapter XVI Persia and Hellas during the Reign of Darius
186
Chapter XVII The Repulse of Persia by Hellas
195
Chapter XVIII The Persian Empire after the Repulse from Hellas
212
Chapter XIX The Decline of the Persian Empire
220
Chapter XX The Rise of Macedonia under Philip and Alexander
234
Chapter XXI The Battles of the Granicus and of Issus
244
Chapter XXII The Career of Alexander the Great to the Death of Darius Codomannus
255
Chapter XXIII The Limit of Conquest
264
Chapter XXIV The Death of Alexander the Greathis Achievements and Character
275
Chapter XXXIII The Struggle for Armenia
373
Chapter XXXIV The Decline and Fall of Parthia
380
Chapter XXXV The Rise of the Sasanian Dynasty
391
Chapter XXXVI Shapur I the Captor of Valerian
399
Chapter XXXVII Shapur the Great
411
Chapter XXXVIII The Struggle with the White Huns
427
Chapter XXXIX The Crushing of the White Huns
441
Chapter XL Noshirwan the Just
449
Chapter XLI Organization Language and Architecture under the Sasanian Dynasty
461
Chapter XLII Khusru Parviz and Heraclius
476
Chapter XLIII The Overthrow of the Persian Empire by the Arabs
488
Chapter XLIV The Career of Mohamed at Mecca
503
Chapter XLV The Flight to Medina and the Establishment of Islam
514
Chapter XLVI Islam under the First Four Caliphs
525
Chapter XLVII The Tragedy of Kerbela
538
Chapter XLVIII Persia a Province of the Omayyad Caliphate
545
Chapter XLIX Persian Ascendancy in the Early Abbasid Period
558
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