Ancient Persia in Western History - Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire

Author(s): Sasan Samiei

History

Ancient Persia in Western History is a measured rejoinder to the dominant narrative that considers the Graeco-Persian Wars to be merely the first round of an oft-repeated battle between the despotic 'East' and the broadly enlightened 'West'. Sasan Samiei analyses the historiography which has skewed our understanding of this crucial era - contrasting the work of Edward Gibbon and Goethe, which venerated Classicism and Hellenistic history, with later writers such as John Linton Myres. Finally, Samiei explores the cross-cultural encounters which constituted the Achaemenid period itself, and repositions it as essential to the history of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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  • : 9781780764801
  • : I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
  • : I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
  • : 0.535239
  • : July 2014
  • : .75 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Sasan Samiei
  • : Hardback
  • : 935
  • : 336