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The Age of the Parthians

Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Date & Lieu : 2007 , New York
Préface : Pages : 162
Traduction : ISBN : 978-1-84511-406-0
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 160x240 mm
Thème : Histoire

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The Age of the Parthians

The Age of the Parthians: The Idea of Iran


The following chapters are based on a collection of six papers delivered at a symposium held at the School of Oriental and African Studies between March and May 2005, and generously sponsored by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation. They can broadly be divided into two categories. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, David Bivar and Josef Wiesehöfer discuss aspects of the Parthian period drawing on new evidence gained from the fields of art and numismatics, archaeology and historical documents. The remaining three authors, Rolf Michael Schneider, Wang Tao and Oktor Skjærvø use their material to describe the power of representation. Skjærvø discusses the different approaches adopted by scholars to the dating of the Avesta and the impact these views have had on our understanding of this religious corpus. Schneider and Wang Tao explore the political propaganda employed by Imperial Rome and China, respectively, towards Parthian Iran...

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