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Persians : the age of the great kings / Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones.


"The Achaemenid Persian kings ruled over the largest empire of antiquity, stretching from Libya to the steppes of Asia and from Ethiopia to Pakistan. From the palace-city of Persepolis, Cyrus the Great, Darius, Xerxes, and their heirs reigned supreme for centuries until the conquests of Alexander of Macedon brought the empire to a swift and unexpected end in the late 330s BCE. In Persians, historian Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones tells the epic story of this dynasty and the world it ruled. Drawing on Iranian inscriptions, cuneiform tablets, art, and archaeology, he shows how the Achaemenid Persian Empire was the world's first superpower--one built, despite its imperial ambition, on cooperation and tolerance. This is the definitive history of the Achaemenid dynasty and its legacies in modern-day Iran, a book that completely reshapes our understanding of the ancient world."--Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9781541600348
  • ISBN: 1541600347
  • Physical Description: xiv, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of 22 plates : illustrations, map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, [2022]

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General Note:
First published in 2022 by Wildfire an imprint of Headline Publishing Group, an Hachette UK company.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Achaemenid dynasty, 559-330 B.C.
Iran > History > To 640.
Iran > Civilization > To 640.
Iran > Histoire > Jusqu'à 651.
Iran > Civilisation > Jusqu'à 651.

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