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'the work is an excellent introduction to these three ancient civilisations which combines a depth of research, and a wide focus with a lively literary style, which makes it an easy and highly enjoyable read... this work is an excellent introduction to the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian civilisations, and takes a refreshing, non-western based, approach to ancient history.' - Gareth C. Sampson, BMCR
The ancient world is not so far from the modern world. What do we _ so called educated westerners - know about South West Asia.?? In general, I say squat!!!!! Read morePublished 15 months ago by DrJake
This book has serious flaws: Sometimes the author repeats whole phrases several times in a few pages. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sephora Markson Hartz
After reading the "Great Game" my interest in that region increased greatly. I have read numerous books relating to that region all the way back to 2000 BCE and "The... Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Ronald A. Homan
The best work on Persian history that I have read! This book covers the ancient dynasties of the Persians (Achaemenids, Parthians, Sassanids) and helps the reader elegantly and... Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Sassan31
It is difficult to find a history of pre-Islamic Persia. Olmstead's History of the Persian Empire is dated, and Axworthy, A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind while good, skims... Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by doc peterson
Well done! A very interesting and informative work. It includes everything that you wanted to know, and answers all of your questions about this mysterious people group of the... Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by Tracie G.
This is a readable book and give a good introduction to the reader of the history of the different Persian Empires, but it would be nice if the Seleucid period and the effects of... Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by J. Monforton