Ancient Persia in Western History: Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire (International Library of Iranian Studies)

Ancient Persia in Western History: Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire (International Library of Iranian Studies)

By: Sasan Samei (author)Hardback

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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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Sasan Samiei completed his PhD in Iranian History at University College London and also holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE)

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  • publication date: 30/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781780764801
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781780764801
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1780764804

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