"In addition to the images and excellent maps, there are discussions of the way warfare was waged as well as the contributions of the societies in terms of arts and literature. We all owe a great deal to these ancient cultures as they have passed along much to succeeding generations. It is a book that once you start reading, will be drawn into it. It was one that I thoroughly enjoyed and I know that you will as well." - Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (April 2009)
About the Author
Dr Kaveh Farrokh was born in Athens, Greece, in 1962 and immigrated to Canada in 1983. Kaveh has collected data and primary sources on Sassanian cavalry for 18 years resulting in travels to locations such as Naghshe-Rustam (Iran). He has given lectures and seminars in the University of British Columbia and the Knowledge Network Television Program of British Columbia and has written articles for various journals. Kaveh obtained his PhD in 2001 from the University of British Columbia where he specialized on the acquisition of Persian languages. He is currently a learning and career specialist in Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He acted as a historical advisor on a film project titled Cyrus the Great, and has appeared on the History Channel documentary as an expert on the Persian Empire. The author lives in Vancouver, Canada.