Ancient Persia In Western History: Hellenism And The Representation Of The Achaemenid Empire

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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.


  • | Author: Sasan Samiei
  • | Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • | Publication Date: May 20, 2021
  • | Number of Pages: 336 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1350197769
  • | ISBN-13: 9781350197763
Author:
Sasan Samiei
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date:
May 20, 2021
Number of pages:
336 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1350197769
ISBN-13:
9781350197763