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Early Persian Empires : Power Structures in Achaemenid and Sasanid Iran (Hardcover) (Leila Papoli-yazdi

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The early Persian empires of the Achaemenid and the Sasanid, their imperial regions and their lasting traditions, have long dictated our understanding of historical developments in Iran. Contemporary historians writing about these empires have focused almost exclusively on the political history of the empires’ power holders, while lower-class and other “ordinary” people have been almost entirely absent from these accounts. Taking on such mainstream, nationalist-influenced histories, Early Persian Empires looks at how the Achaemenid and Sasanid empires are represented in contemporary Iran, and it asks how these representations are used for political ends and what place this heritage has in Iranian culture today as well as what possibilities this heritage might hold for progressive, political resistance.
Number of Pages: 240.0
Genre: History
Series Title: Roots of Imperialism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Leila Papoli-yazdi & Maryam Dezhamkhooy
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2018
TCIN: 51133000
UPC: 9780745335537
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1068

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