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The Persians

The Persians Author Geoffrey Parker
ISBN-10 9781780236988
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 224
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During the first and second millennia BCE a swathe of nomadic peoples migrated outward from Central Asia into the Eurasian periphery. One group of these people would find themselves encamped in an unpromising, arid region just south of the Caspian Sea. From these modest and uncertain beginnings, they would go on to form one of the most powerful empires in history: the Persian Empire. In this book, Geoffrey and Brenda Parker tell the captivating story of this ancient civilization and its enduring legacy to the world. The authors examine the unique features of Persian life and trace their influence throughout the centuries. They examine the environmental difficulties the early Persians encountered and how, in overcoming them, they were able to develop a unique culture that would culminate in the massive, first empire, the Achaemenid Empire. Extending their influence into the maritime west, they fought the Greeks for mastery of the eastern Mediterranean—one of the most significant geopolitical contests of the ancient world. And the authors paint vivid portraits of Persian cities and their spectacular achievements: intricate and far-reaching roadways, an astonishing irrigation system that created desert paradises, and, above all, an extraordinary reflection of the diverse peoples that inhabited them. Informed and original, this is a history of an incomparable culture whose influence can still be seen, millennia later, in modern-day Iran and the wider Middle East.

The Indus

The Indus Author Andrew Robinson
ISBN-10 9781780235417
Release 2015-11-15
Pages 192
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When Alexander the Great invaded the Indus Valley in the fourth century BCE, he was completely unaware that it had once been the center of a civilization that could have challenged ancient Egypt and neighboring Mesopotamia in size and sophistication. In this accessible introduction, Andrew Robinson tells the story—so far as we know it—of this enigmatic people, who lay forgotten for around 4,000 years. Going back to 2600 BCE, Robinson investigates a civilization that flourished over half a millennium, until 1900 BCE, when it mysteriously declined and eventually vanished. Only in the 1920s, did British and Indian archaeologists in search of Alexander stumble upon the ruins of a civilization in what is now northwest India and eastern Pakistan. Robinson surveys a network of settlements—more than 1,000—that covered over 800,000 square kilometers. He examines the technically advanced features of some of the civilization’s ancient cities, such as Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, where archaeologists have found finely crafted gemstone jewelry, an exquisite part-pictographic writing system (still requiring decipherment), apparently Hindu symbolism, plumbing systems that would not be bettered until the Roman empire, and street planning worthy of our modern world. He also notes what is missing: any evidence of warfare, notwithstanding an adventurous maritime trade between the Indus cities and Mesopotamia via the Persian Gulf. A fascinating look at a tantalizingly “lost” civilization, this book is a testament to its artistic excellence, technological progress, economic vigor, and social tolerance, not to mention the Indus legacy to modern South Asia and the wider world.

The Greeks

The Greeks Author Philip Matyszak
ISBN-10 9781780239439
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 208
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This book is a portrait of Ancient Greece—but not as we know it. Few people today appreciate that Greek civilization was spread across the Middle East, or that there were Greek cities in the foothills of the Himalayas. Philip Matyszak tells the lost stories of the Greeks outside Greece, compatriots of luminaries like Sappho, the poet from Lesbos; Archimedes, a native of Syracuse; and Herodotus, who was born in Asia Minor as a subject of the Persian Empire. Stretching from the earliest prehistoric Greek colonies around the Black Sea to Greek settlements in Spain and Italy, through the conquests of Alexander and the glories of the Hellenistic era, to the fall of Byzantium, The Greeks illuminates the lives of the Greek soldiers, statesmen, scientists, and philosophers who laid the foundations of what we call “Greek culture” today—though they seldom, if ever, set foot on the Greek mainland. Instead of following the well-worn path of examining the rise of Athenian democracy and Spartan militarism, this book offers a fresh look at what it meant to be Greek by instead telling the story of the Greeks abroad, from modern-day India to Spain.

Lost Civilizations

Lost Civilizations Author Markus Hattstein
ISBN-10 140756403X
Release 2009
Pages 303
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Disinformation Guide to Ancient Aliens Lost Civilizations Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History

Disinformation Guide to Ancient Aliens  Lost Civilizations  Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History Author Preston Peet
ISBN-10 9781609258672
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 344
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*Previously published as Underground! Where did "modern" civilization begin? What lies beneath the waves? Do myths describe interstellar impact? How'd they lift that stone? Was the Ark of the Covenant a mechanical device? Were there survivors of an Atlantean catastrophe? Who really discovered the "New" World? "Hidden history" continues to fascinate an ever wider audience. In this massive compendium, editor Preston Peet brings together an all-star cast of contributors to question established wisdom about the history of the world and its civilizations. Peet and anthology contributors guide us through exciting archeological adventures and treasure hunts, ancient mysteries, lost or rediscovered technologies, and assorted "Forteana," using serious scientific studies and reports, scholarly research, and some plain old fringe material, as what is considered "fringe" today is often hard science tomorrow. Contributors include: Graham Hancock (Fingerprints of the Gods and Underworld), David Hatcher Childress (Lost Cities and Civilizations series), Colin Wilson (From Atlantis to the Sphinx), Michael Cremo (Forbidden Archeology), William Corliss (Ancient Infrastructures), Robert Schoch (Voyages of the Pyramid Builders), John Anthony West (Serpent in the Sky), Michael Arbuthnot (Team Atlantis), Erich Von Daniken (Chariots of the Gods), and many more.

Lost civilizations

Lost civilizations Author Fabio Bourbon
ISBN-10 0760711712
Release 1998
Pages 352
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The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir

The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir Author Susan Daitch
ISBN-10 9780872867017
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 312
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"With shades of Umberto Eco and Paul Auster, this brilliant, addictive adventure novel is about the search for a mythical lost city located somewhere in modern-day Iran. As a succession of explorers and shady characters dig deeper into the landscape, the ancient secret of Suolucidir is gradually revealed. This is brainy, escapist fiction at its best."--Publishers Weekly, Starred & Boxed Review "The author's prose is rich with winking allusions and sendups of modern tomb-raiding tropes, down to an explorer with 'a long stiff braid down her back.'"--The New Yorker " . . . cerebral, satirical, and entertaining archaeological thriller . . . this richly crafted and handsomely written novel rewards rereading."--David Cooper, New York Journal of Books "It's always a delight to discover a voice as original as Susan Daitch's."--Salman Rushdie "One of the most intelligent and attentive writers at work in the US today."--David Foster Wallace Indiana Jones meets Italo Calvino in a masterful, absurdist blend of biting social satire, rollicking adventure, invented history and mythology. A series of archeological expeditions unfolds through time, each one looking for the ruins of a fabled underground city-state that once flourished in a remote province near the border of present-day Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Sealed off for centuries by seismic activity, Suolucidir beckons with the promise of plunder and the glory of discovery, fantasies as varied as the imaginations of her aspiring modern-day conquerors. As the tumult of the twentieth century's great wars, imperial land grabs and anti-colonial revolutions swirl across its barren, deserted landscape, the ancient city remains entombed below the surface of the earth. A succession of adventurers, speculators and unsavory characters arrive in search of their prize, be it archeological treasure, oil, or evidence of crimes and punishments. Intrigue, conspiracies, and counter-plots abound, and contemporary events interfere with each expedition, whether in the form of the Axis advance, British Petroleum, or the Revolutionary Guards. People disappear, relics are stolen, and the city closes in upon itself once more. A satiric, post-colonial adventure story of mythic proportions, The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir takes place against a background of actual events, in a part of the world with a particular historical relationship to Russia and the West. But though we are treated to visual "evidence" of its actual existence, Suolucidir remains a mystery, perhaps an invention of those who seek it, a place where history and identity are subject to revision, and the boundaries between East and West are anything but solid, reliable, or predictable. Praise for The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir: "Susan Daitch has written a literary barnburner of epic proportions. The question buried at the core of The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir is one of empirical--or is the imperial?--knowledge itself. Her labyrinthine tale of archeological derring-do calls to mind both 1984 and 2666, and does so by looking backward in time as well as forward. It is also utterly original, the work of a visionary writer with an artistic sensibility all her own."--Andrew Ervin, author of Burning Down George Orwell's House "This is a novel of archeology and history, of mythology and empire, powered by an undeniable call to adventure and a deep yearning for understanding, written by a novelist who manages to surprise on nearly every page."--Matt Bell, author of Scrapper "Daitch's latest is a beguiling and virtuoso companion to our inevitable end: a novel that wrenches, sentence by fine sentence, some order from the chaos, while never shortchanging the chaos itself."--Mark Doten, author of The Infernal "Daitch's novel is Indiana Jones for the introspective c


THE LOST KEY Author Ebrahim Soufiani
ISBN-10 9781477239278
Release 2012-10-31
Pages 336
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Dr Soufiani, founder and director of a civil engineering firm in London, is a London University PhD qualified and practising civil and environment engineer. He was researcher at University of London, research assistant at University of East London, and lecturer at Iran University of Science & Technology. Soufiani’s passion about Persian literature has steered him to over ten years of extensive research with a great Persian philosopher, Manuchehr Jamali. Jamali has managed to open up many incredible doors to him in comprehending Persian literature to its true meaning of values, love, unity, and dignity. Soufiani’s understanding of Eastern and Western cultures has given him a great leverage in his exploration of Persian literature in comparison with Western civilization and the lack of democracy in the Middle East. With this book, he highlights Persian literature as an invaluable asset and the lost key in opening the lock of the declining morality in our modern world and the absence of democracy in the Middle East. The world must sincerely assist in exploration of this nation’s literature for the sake of morality. The Middle East must explore and use her own invaluable potential rich literature to rise and fl y from her own ashes to establish the ethical society that will give them the tools for building and establishing the foundation of a democratic system. Many Persian poems have been translated throughout this book to highlight the core values of beautiful Persian romantic and humanistic culture.

Literature Connections to World History 7 12

Literature Connections to World History  7 12 Author Lynda G. Adamson
ISBN-10 1563085054
Release 1998
Pages 511
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Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

Les Perses

Les Perses Author Eschyle
ISBN-10 OCLC:937603521
Release 1920
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Persians Author Time-Life Books
ISBN-10 0809491044
Release 1995
Pages 168
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Looks at the history and culture of the Persians and describes the ruins and artifacts they left behind

Teacher s Guide for Zari Girl of Ancient Persia

Teacher s Guide for Zari  Girl of Ancient Persia Author Alice Lockmiller
ISBN-10 9780557423699
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 56
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A complementary resource for the historical fiction novel, this guide is for experienced teachers of tweens age 10-12. Learn more about the history, geography, culture, religion, lifestyle, heroes, government, language, alphabet, writings, art, and music of this place and time. Guides include age-appropriate curriculum elements such as historical reading material, worksheets, writing projects, puzzles, arts & crafts, tests and timeline events.

The Ancient Persians

The Ancient Persians Author James Barter
ISBN-10 1590186214
Release 2005
Pages 112
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Examines the ancient civilization of the Persians, who first made and used coins, established gardens, and designed a system of roads in the modern country of Iran.

Lost Civilizations

Lost Civilizations Author Parragon
ISBN-10 1407564048
Release 2010-10-09
Pages 303
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Lost Civilizations

Lost Civilizations Author Bill Harris
ISBN-10 0792458427
Release 1993
Pages 112
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Examines such archaeological remains as Stonehenge, the Easter Island statues, and the Minoan ruins on Crete and speculates about the vanished civilizations that built them.

Lost civilizations

Lost civilizations Author Austen Atkinson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111892795
Release 2002
Pages 192
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Examines twenty ancient peoples--including the Anasazi, the Indus civilization, and the Assyrians--compiling current theories and data from new technologies to provide information about such things as religion and architecture.

The Sea and Civilization

The Sea and Civilization Author Lincoln Paine
ISBN-10 9781782393573
Release 2014-02-06
Pages 300
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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.