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Title The Cambridge history of Iran. Volume 3 Part 2, The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid periods / edited by by Ehsan Yarshater
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983
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Description 1 online resource (xix, pages 627-1488)
Series Cambridge histories online
Cambridge histories online
Contents PART 5: INSTITUTIONS: Iranian society and the law / A. Perikhanian -- Political, social and administrative institutions: taxes and trade / V.G. Lukonin -- Geographical and administrative divisions: settlements and economy / Christopher Brunner -- Time-reckoning / E. Bickerman -- Iranian festivals / Mary Boyce -- PART 6: RELIGIOUS HISTORY: Development of religious thought / Carsten Colpe -- Zoroastian religion / J. Duchesne-Guillemin -- Jews in Iran / J. Neusner -- Christians in Iran / J.P. Asmussen -- Buddhism among Iranian peoples / R.E. Emmerick -- Manichaeism and its Iranian background / G. Widengren -- Mazdakism / Ehsan Yarshater -- PART 7: ART HISTORY: Parthian art / Daniel Schlumberger -- Sasanian art / Dorothy Shepherd -- Sasanian silver / Prudence Harper -- The development of the arts in Transoxiana / Guity Azarpay
PART 8: LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE: Parthian writings and literature / Mary Boyce -- Zoroastrian Pahlavi writings / J.P. de Menasce -- Manischaean middle Persian writings / Mary Boyce -- Middle Persian inscriptions / Philippe Gignoux -- Sogdian language and literature / Mark Dresden -- Khotanese Saka literature / H.W. Bailey -- Khwarazmian language and literature / D.N. Mackenzie -- Bactrian literature / Ilya Gershevitch -- PART 9: BIBLIOGRAPHY: Sources of Parthian and Sasanian history / G. Widengren
Summary 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
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
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Subject Seleucids.
Iran -- History -- To 640.
Form Electronic book
Author Yarshater, Ehsan, 1920-2018, editor
ISBN 9781139054959 (electronic book)
1139054953 (electronic book)