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Author Sykes, Percy, Sir, 1867-1945.

Title A history of persia. Volume one / Percy Sykes ; with a new introduction by Antony Wynn
Published London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 563 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Chapter I Configuration and Climate; The Situation of Persia; Boundaries and Provinces; Meaning of Iran and of Persia; The Formation of the Iranian Plateau; The Resemblance of Persia to Spain; The Aridity of Central Asia; The Climate of Persia; The Rainfall; Cold and Heat; Wind; The Climate of Ancient Persia; Population; The Mountains of the Iranian Plateau
The Administration of Elam by DungiThe Overthrow of the Third Dynasty of Ur; The Sack of Erech by Kudur-Nankhundi, circa 2280 B.C.; The Dynasty of Isin or Nisin, circa 2339-2115 B.C.; The Influence of Sumerian Civilization; Chapter VI Elam and Babylon; The Rise of Babylon; A Retrospect; The Difficulty of connecting Early Elamite Dynasties with those of Sumer; The one certain Synchronism between Elam and Babylonia; The Elamite Conquest and its Results; Chedorlaomer, King of Elam; The Decay of the Elamite Empire; The First Dynasty of Babylon, 2225-1926 B.C.; The Laws of Hammurabi; The Second Dynasty of the Sea-land, circa 2068-1710 B.C
The Northern RangesThe Southern Ranges; Chapter II Deserts, Rivers, Flora, Fauna, and Minerals; The Lut, the Desert of Persia; Rivers; The Oxus; Lakes; The Persian Gulf; The Caspian Sea; Communications; Flora; Fauna; Minerals; Chapter III The Geography of Elam and Babylonia; Early Civilization; Elam, the Home of the Earliest Civilization of Persia; Physical Changes in Elam and Babylonia since the Dawn of History; The Rivers of Babylonia and Elam; The Euphrates; The Tigris; The Kerkha; The Ab-i-Diz; The Karun; The Expedition of Sennacherib; The Voyage of Nearchus
The Prehistoric PeriodThe Archaic Period; Elam in the Legend of Gilgames; Chapter V Elam, Sumer, and Akkad at the Dawn of History; Sumerians and Semites; The Legend of Oannes; The Sumerian Language; Religion; The Earliest Sumerian Settlemens; Eannatum, King of Lagash, before 3000 B.C.; Victories of Eannatum over the Elamites; The earliest-known Letter and Elam; Elam and the Kish Dynasty, 2900-2800 B.C.; The Empire of Akkad, 2800 B.C.; The Campaign of Sargon against Elam; The Stele of Naram-Sin; The Kingdom of Guti; Gudea, Patesi of Lagash, 2500 B.C.; The Rise of the Third Dynasty of Ur
The Rivers of Babylonia and Elam at the Present DayThe Boundaries of Elam; Its Cities, Ancient and Modern; The Natural Fertility of Elam; The Boundaries of Babylonia; Meaning of Sumer and Akkad; Chaldea and Babylonia; Description of Babylonia; Climate, Flora, and Fauna; Chapter IV Elam and Susa, the Capital; Recent Study of Origins; The Meaning of Elam; Negrito Aborigines; The Legend of Memnon; The Various Tribes of Elam; Anzan or Anshan; The Ancient Language; The Religion; Susa, the Ancient Capital; Excavations by Loftus; The Dieulafoy and de Morgan Missions; The Four Quarters of Susa
Summary 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
Notes Originally published 1915 by Macmillan & Co. Ltd
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject HISTORY -- Middle East -- Iran.
Iran -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203715144