Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 272

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566568227

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

Illustrations: 97 full-color photos & maps

Release date: 01/09/10

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Towards One World

Ancient Persia and the West

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About this book

The 2nd volume in a series that examines the spread of cultures from the East into Europe.

The Persian Empire was the first major eastern power to actually extend its borders into Europe. The Persians came in the 6th century BC as a great power seeking to incorporate parts of southeastern Europe as provinces into a centrally ruled and administered empire. While Persia's foothold in Europe was tiny, distant, and brief, and the contact is usually viewed in terms of conflict- the Greco-Persian wars, the conquests of Alexander, the numerous wars between Rome and Iran- Europe's interaction with ancient Persia was neither short-lived nor conflicting: it was the beginnings of a complex relationship between East and West that continues to this day. This book explores that relationship in detail.

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About the author

Warwick Ball, a Near Eastern archaeologist and author, has spent over twenty-five years carrying out excavations, architectural studies and monumental restoration throughout the Middle East and adjacent regions, having lived, worked and traveled in most countries between the Mediterranean and China. He is currently director of Eastern Approaches, a special-interest cultural tours company specializing in the East.

Author of many books and articles on the history and archaeology of the region, his book, Rome in the East: the Transformation of an Empire, was winner of the James Henry Breasted History Prize and was Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 2000. Born in Australia, Warwick Ball now lives in Scotland.

Additional information

Author

Ball, Warwick

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

272

Type

PB

Illustrations

97 full-color photos & maps

Release date

01/09/10

Author Home

UK

Subtitle

Ancient Persia and the West

Format

5.5" x 8.5"