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Towards One World

Ancient Persia and the West

Published by Olive Branch Press
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About The Book

The 2ndvolume 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.

About The Author

Warwick Ball is a Near Eastern archaeologist who has spent over twenty-five years carrying out excavations, architectural studies, and monumental restoration throughout the Middle East. He has led many tours to Syria and has written numerous books and articles on Western Asia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Olive Branch Press (September 1, 2010)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566568227

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