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  Persian Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Persia's earliest known kingdom was the proto-Elamite Empire, followed by the Medes; but it is the Achaemenid Empire that emerged under Cyrus the Great that is usually the earliest to be called "Persian." Successive states in Iran before 1935 are collectively called the Persian Empire by Western historians.
Persia's weakness was exposed to the Greeks in 401 BC, when the Satrap of Sardis hired ten thousand Greek mercenaries to help secure his claim to the imperial throne (see Xenophon).
Persia was drawn into the periphery of WWI because of its strategic position between Afghanistan and the warring Ottoman, Russian, and British Empires.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Persia   (4234 words)

 Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Persia is a historical nation that exists as a part of modern day Iran, in much the same way that Castile comprises a part of Spain.
Persia was conquered by the Buwayhid tribal confederation from the shores of the Caspian Sea in 913.
Persia found stability in the Qajar dynasty, ruling from 1779 to 1925, but by this time the country could not hope to compete with the new industrial powers of Europe.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/persia   (2861 words)

Persia proper is bounded on the north by Transcaucasia, the Caspian Sea, and Russian Turkestan; on the south by the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf; it is over one-fifth as large as the United States (excluding Alaska) and twice as large as Germany, having an area of about 642,000 square miles.
Pherecles, the Seleucid satrap, having insulted Tiridates, was slain, and Parthia freed from the Macedonians.
On his arrival in Persia, Mgr Cluzel was immediately acknowledged by the shah, decorated with the insignia of the Lion and Sun, and officially confirmed, by a special imperial firman, as the representative of the Father of the Faithful.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11712a.htm   (14955 words)

 Iran's History , Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iran's history may be said to have begun in 641, when the Arabs overthrew the Sassanids, introduced Islam, and incorporated Persia into the caliphate.
Persia was later invaded by the Turks (10th cent.), Jenghiz Khan (13th cent.), and Timur (14th cent.).
Persia then entered into a long period of decline during which it steadily lost territory and fell under the domination of the European powers.
www.netciti.com /IranSara/iranhistory.html   (589 words)

 History of Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Prince of Persia Webseite zu den Spielen Prince of Persia 1, Prince of Persia 2 und Prince of Persia 3D.
Farvardyn An illustrated reference portal about the history and geography, civilizations, religions, and languages of ancient Persia.
Iran in the Bible History of Persia and Persian Kings according to the Bible.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-History_of_Persia.html   (325 words)

 History of Persia
Gradually Persia has sunk to be a mere "buffer" state dividing the Asiatic empire of Russia from the "Indian Empire" of England to the south.
Persia ceased to be an absolute monarchy, a government controlled only by the conscience of its ruler and the loyalty of his subjects.
Two powers united in 1912 in compelling Persia to acknowledge their "sphere of influence," and to dismiss the irregular forces, the Bakhtiaris and other similar tribes which have done all of Persia's effective fighting for her.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Story_of_the_Greatest_Nations_and_the_Worlds_Famous_Events_Vol_1/historyp_baf.html   (3004 words)

 Literary History of Persia
Sir John Mal- colm's History ends with the year 1230/1814; R. Watson's excellent monograph with A.D. The latest History of Persia, by Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes (2nd edition, London, 1921), is continued down to the actual year of publication.
But, though their power in Persia was shattered, they still continued to exist, and, from time to time, to reappear on the pages of Persian history.
It was my good fortune to visit Persia in 1887-8 towards the end of this period, and, while enjoying the remarkable security which then prevailed in the country, to see almost the last of what may fairly be called mediaeval Persia.
www.bahai-library.com /?file=browne_literary_history_four.html   (13060 words)

 Iransaga - Persia or Iran, a brief history
The country has always been known to its own people as Iran (land of the Aryans), although for centuries it was referred to as Persia (Pars or Fars, a province in southern Iran) by the Europeans, mainly due to the writings of Greek historians.
Most people today, know Persia or Iran through its carpets, its caviar, its costly war with its neighbour Iraq, or through its importance as one of the world's major oil-producing nations.
Persia's first vigorous growth began in the Neolithic era, and by the third millennium B.C. it had developed into a civilization of great sophistication.
www.artarena.force9.co.uk /history.html   (343 words)

 Royalty.nu - Royalty & Monarchy in Iran and Persia - Persian Royal History
Persia and the West: An Archaeological Investigation of the Genesis of Achaemenid Persian Art by John Boardman.
The medieval period of Persia's history began with its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD and gave way to the modern period at the end of the 18th century.
The History of the Seljuq Turks: From the Jami al-Tawarikh translated by Kenneth Allin Luther, edited by C. Edmund Bosworth.
www.royalty.nu /MiddleEast/Iran   (1999 words)

The term Persia is the name used for this country by European countries since the Persian Empire of the Achaemenids in the 6th century BC.
Iran traces its national origin to Persia, an empire that emerged in the 6th century BC under the Achaemenid dynasty.
During the 19th century Persia came under pressure from both Russia and the United Kingdom leading to a process of modernisation that continued into the 20th century.
www.crystalinks.com /iran.html   (504 words)

 The History Of Jews In Persia/Iran
The origin of the Jewish diaspora in Persia is connected to the deportation of Israelites in 727 B.C. from Samaria to Media and Persia.
The overthrow of the Achaemenid dynasty by Alexander the Great was a setback to Jewish life in Iran, but later, during the Sassanid dynasty, the Jewish population of Iran grew considerably.
The battle of Nehavend in 642 A.D. and the defeat of the Sassanid by Arab-Muslims ended the independence of Persia after nearly 12 centuries and it became a part of the Arab-Islamic entity.
www.parstimes.com /history/jews_persia.html   (1238 words)

 Zoroastrians and Judaism
He connected his empire by a royal road that stretched from the city of Sardis in western Asia Minor to Susa, a road with post stations one day's ride apart, with riders covering as many as 1600 miles in a week (9.5 miles per hour, 24 hours per day).
Inspired by the tradition of law that he found in Babylon, he codified what he believed were just laws for his empire, and he wanted the various peoples he ruled to have local laws that pertained to their own customs.
They appear to have been assembled with national unity in mind, as a compilation of the history of the Jewish people, with a clear distinction between the people favored by Yahweh and the outsiders detested by Ezra.
www.fsmitha.com /h1/ch08.htm   (6279 words)

Modern Persia and Iran - Samanid, Muslim Persian dynasty that ruled (819–1005) in Khorasan and Transoxiana Ismail,...
Muhammad Ali, shah of Persia - Muhammad Ali, 1872–1925, shah of Persia (1906–9), son of Muzaffar ad-Din Shah, of the...
Persia: The Achaemenids - The Achaemenids By the 6th cent.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0838507.html   (259 words)

 Ancient Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ancient Persia refers to a province in the southern Iranianplateau after it was settled by Iranian language speakingtribes, and more generally, to the entire Iranian plateau and the empire thereof, after Persia proper's rise to politicalhegemony.
This Median empire in turn fell to Cyrus the Great, who extended the dominion of Persia's Achaemenid dynasty across the Near East in the 6th century BC.
The culture of Ancient Persia (and its characteristic Zoroastrian religion) can be seen as coming to an end with the Islamic conquest of the Iranianplateau in the 7th century.
www.therfcc.org /ancient-persia-14841.html   (189 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia History of Iran -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ancient nation of Iran, historically known to the West as Persia until March 21, 1935 (see also History of Persia, History of Levant).
Modern Iranian history began with a nationalist uprising against the Shah (who remained in power) in 1905, the granting of a limited constitution in 1906 (making the country a constitutional monarchy), and the discovery of oil in 1908.
The key to the region was the British discovery of oil there in 1908 (see British Petroleum).
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/hi/History_of_Iran   (1664 words)

 Persia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The article Iran contains a description of the geography and economy of the modern country and a short account of its history since the Arab invasion of the 7th cent.
This article is concerned with the history of the ancient Persian Empire, in which present-day Iran has its roots.
Persia White at unveiling of PETA's fall anti-fur campaign unveiling
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Persia.asp   (475 words)

 Artaxerxes I of Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Artaxerxes I was king of Persia from 464 BC to 424 BC He belonged to the Achaemenid dynasty was the successor of Xerxes I. He mentioned in two books of the Bible Ezra and Nehemiah.
Morgan states that his purpose for writing this book is to provide a clear, concise history of Persia after the arrival of the saljuqs until the rise of the Qajar dynasty.
Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century BC : A Study in Cultural Receptivity
www.freeglossary.com /Artaxerxes_I_of_Persia   (410 words)

 ANE History: Persia
As is the nature of empires, his creation was unstable, and within a generation of his death, it had fallen apart.
Thus, in a single engagement, Media ceased to be the master of Persia, and Persia became the master of Media; soon, it would become the master of the entire Near Eastern world, as well.
During the reign of his jerk of a son, the influence of Persia would extend all the way to Egypt as well.
www.theology.edu /lec24.htm   (2122 words)

 ancient persia iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The excerpts cover the history of two 'founding' dynasties, one of which is mostly legendary and the other based on more historical evidence.
In the second of these dynasties, we know we are dealing with real people but as in many histories dealing with the ancient world, legend, fantasy and fact often blend.
Her population was Iranian in culture and language even if many aspects still remain enigmatic." You will learn about its history and the archaeological evidence to support it.
www.archaeolink.com /ancient_persia_and_iran.htm   (881 words)

 Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some of what the West has gotten from the rich history or Persia (Iran, Iraq, the Near East): Persian Rugs, Persian cats, Algebra, saffron - the most expensive spice, to name just a few.
The Parthian Empire is a fascinating period of Persian history closely connected to Greece and Rome.
Silk Road Seattle is a collaborative public education project using the "Silk Road" theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A. D.) to the Sixteenth Century.
www.chamisamesa.net /persia.html   (127 words)

 Iranfo.com - Persian Directory and Search : People and Culture : History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abbas the Great - Biography of Abbas I, 16-17th century Shah of Persia, who was known for his great military and artistic achievements, but also for his tyranny.
History and Language of Persia - History, language, pictures and essays about Persia.
History of Iran - History of Iran from Encyclopedia.com
www.iranfo.com /categories/People_and_Culture/History   (331 words)

 Iransaga - The Heroic Age of Persia
From the dawn of history, Persia has been a distinct cultural entity; however, knowledge of the early inhabitants of prehistoric Iran is limited.
This early history is drawn from Persia's legendary past, and reflects the attitudes of society of that time.
Much information about the ancient Iranians, their gods and the creation of their world can be found in the religious texts of the Zoroastrians, which include the Avesta and later sources such as the Bundahishn and Denkard.
www.art-arena.com /heroic.htm   (422 words)

 A Literary History of Persia, vol III [0-936347-64-5] - $85.00 : Ibex Publishers, English & Persian Books about ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The classic work on the subject, A Literary History of Persia is still the standard work in the English language on the history of Persia and Persian literature.
A Literary History of Persia abounds with specimens of his great skill in rendering Persian poetry into English verse which, though marked by the translator’s period in style and wording, are still extremely readable and provide as true an impression of the originals as this is possible at all.
A Literary History of Persia is his most important work.
www.ibexpub.com /index.php?main_page=pubs_product_book_info&products_id=27&zenid=473e2dd9f7e3c62170d5df3031f73007   (356 words)

 History of PERSIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Cambyses' absence the throne in Persia is seized by a rebel.
It will become known to history by its Greek name, Persepolis, the city of the Persians.
Persian emperors of the 6th century BC are among the first to make a display of lavish floor coverings.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa65   (1387 words)

 Tomfolio.com: History: Asia, Iran (Persia)
Iran (persia) Hardcover Bird's account of her travels in Iran is enriched by her having spent three years of her childhood in Tabriz during the reign of the Shah.
A history of Persia through the conquest by Islam in the 10th century.
History of the early contacts between the eastward sailng Portuguese and the Persians.
www.tomfolio.com /bookssub.asp?catid=91&subid=3594   (1898 words)

 Achaemenid Persia - its history, people and warfare.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is meant to be a resource for those interested in Iran, its people and their history.
In particular, it focuses on the romance and colour of the "Achaemenid Empire".
It contains information on the achievements, the events and the individuals that shaped its history.
members.ozemail.com.au /~ancientpersia/index.html   (109 words)

 zand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Zand tribe of Kurds originated in Luristan and rose to prominence during the chieftainship of Muhammad Karim Khan-e Zand.
He became ruler of Southern Persia as Regent for the Safawi Ismail III in 1750.
A History of Persia from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the year 1858, with a review of the principal events that led to the establishment of the Kajar Dynasty.
www.4dw.net /royalark/Persia/zand.htm   (246 words)

 History of Persia: Cyrus the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a replica of a Bas-Relief found in Pasargade, the capital city of Persia founded by Cyrus.the Great It depicts King Cyrus (580-529 BC).
He was the first Achaemenian Emperor of Persia, who issued a decree on his aims and policies, later hailed as his charter of the rights of nations.
Inscribed on a clay cylinder, this is known to be the first historical declaration of Human Rights, and is now kept at the British Museum.
www.oznet.net /cyrus/cyframe.htm   (310 words)

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