Paperback / softback
In Stock - low on stock, only 1 copy remainingFree UK DeliveryUsually dispatched within 24 hours
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.
Registered Address: Speedy Hen Ltd, Unit 1 Falcon Park, Neasden Lane, London, NW10 1RZ. Company Registration Number: 6862611 - VAT Registration Number GB970516124