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The Persians (Lost Civilizations)

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The captivating story of an advanced ancient civilization, the Persians.

Now available in paperback, The Persians tells the story of this cultured ancient civilization, tracing the unique features of Persian life as well as their influence down the centuries. This book describes the difficulties early Persians encountered and how such challenges contributed to their unique character and the establishment of the Achaemenid Empire. It recounts the keenly fought conflicts with the Greeks for mastery of the Eastern Mediterranean, a contest which was to dominate the geopolitics of the ancient world, and it paints a vivid picture of the many great Persian cities and the civilization's spectacular achievements: an efficient road system that linked an empire together; respect for subject peoples; and advances in irrigation techniques that created a ‘paradise’ envied by its neighbours.

Authors: Parker Geoffrey, Parker Brenda
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781789146899
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2023

Geoffrey Parker was Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. His many books include Sovereign City (2004), Power in Stone (2014), and The Persians (2016), all published by Reaktion Books.

Brenda Parker is a former lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

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