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Persia was invaded by Cassius, the Roman consul.
Persia, resigned in 1845, and was succeeded, in 1848, by Joseph Audo, who died in 1878, and was succeeded by Elia Abbolionan, who died in 1894 and was succeeded by Ebedjesus Khayyat, after whose death at Bagdad, in 1899, the patriarchal dignity was conferred in 1900 upon the present incumbent, Joseph Emanuel.
Persia was raised to the dignity of an
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  Persia - LoveToKnow 1911
PERSIA, a kingdom of western Asia, bounded on the N. by the Caspian Sea and the Russian Transcaucasian and Transcaspian territories, on the E. by Afghanistan and Baluchistan, on the S. by the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, and on the W. by Turkish territory.
On the north-west Persia is united by the highlands of Armenia to the mountains of Asia Minor; on the north-west the Paropamisus and Hindu Kush connect it with the Himalayas.
In south-eastern Persia the Kuhi-Basman, a dormant volcano, 11,000 to 12,000 ft. in height, in the Basman district, and the Kuh-i-Taftan, i.e.
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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 was left unprepared for the worldwide expansion of European colonial empires in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century.
In 1919, northern Persia was occupied by the British General William Edmund Ironside to enforce the Turkish Armistice conditions and assist General Dunsterville and Colonel Bicherakhov contain Bolshevik influence (of Mirza Koochak Khan) in the north.
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Ardashir I of Persia Ardashir I (Artaxerxes, Artaxares, Artashastra) was the founder of the 240.
Peroz I of Persia Peroz (Peirozes, Priscus, fr.
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame is a tough 1994.
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 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.
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 Mr. Dowling's Persia Page
Persia was a kingdom east of the Greek peninsula.
In 490 BC, was the king of Persia.
Persia planned to conquer the Greek peninsula by defeating individual poli, but Athens convinced other poli to combine forces with one another.
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 Nintendo.com Games : Battles of Prince of Persia
Intricate storyline: Follow the story from the point of view of any of the participants and learn what happens to the Prince and his land between the stories of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.
Follow the Prince on his harrowing journey in a Prince of Persia story that has never been told before.
Battles of Prince of Persia is a turn-based strategy game that pits the Prince and eight other generals against each other in a massive war that spans the Middle East.
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 GameSpy: Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Monica Bellucci Joins Prince Of Persia Cast (11/08/04) - A sight worth seeing, but she will only be providing voicing talents.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (09/07/04) - Ubisoft's poor royal is back in trouble; in fact, he never really left it.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (12/03/04) - A little darkness and a lot of angst go a long way toward ruining one of last year's surprise hits.
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 Persia - MSN Encarta
For convention's sake the name of Persia is here kept for that part of the country's history concerned with the ancient Persian Empire until the Arab conquest in the 7th century ad.
A particularly significant accomplishment of his reign was the establishment of Zoroastrianism as the official religion of Persia.
War with Rome was renewed by Narses; his army was almost annihilated by Roman forces in 297, and he was compelled to conclude peace terms whereby the western boundary of Persia was moved from the Euphrates River to the Tigris River and much additional territory was lost.
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 Persia - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Westerners referred to the state as Persia until March 21, 1935, when Reza Shah Pahlavi formally asked the international community to call the country by its native name, Iran, which means Land of the Aryans.
Persia became the Ilkhanate, a division of the vast Mongol Empire.
Persia found relative stability in the Qajar dynasty, ruling from 1779 to 1925, but lost hope to compete with the new industrial powers of Europe; Persia found itself sandwiched between the growing Russian Empire in Central Asia and the expanding British Empire in India.
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 Persia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The religion of Persia itself was Zoroastrianism, and the unity of Persia may be attributed in part to the unifying effect of that broadly established faith.
After Alexander the Great’s death, Persia fell for the most part to Seleucus I and his successors (the Seleucids), but their grasp on the vast territories was weak administratively, although they did introduce a vital Hellenistic culture, mingling Greek with Persian elements.
Persia developed as a strong centralized state, based on a revived Zoroastrian religion and a class society.
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 Persia - Wikinfo
Persia is a historical nation which is now known as Iran.
It was reconquered and thoroughly organized by Darius I, the son of Hystaspes, whose dominions extended from India to the Danube.
At Masjid-al-Salaman in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East was made on May 26, 1908.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - PERSIA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With the overthrow of the Median sway by Cyrus (550
The Arab conquest of Persia and the defeat and death of Yezdegerd III.
The majority of Jews in Persia are engaged in trade, in jewellery, in wine and opium manufacture, as musicians, dancers, scavengers, pedlars, and in other professions to which is attached no great respect.
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Persia proper was a tract of no very large dimensions on the Persian Gulf, which is still known as Fars or Farsistan, a corruption of the ancient appellation.
This conquest was followed closely, by the submission of the Greek settlements on the Asiatic coast, and by the reduction of Caria and Lycia.
Persia was doubtless in early times included in Elam, and its population was then either Semitic or allied to the Accadians, who founded more than one state in the Babylonian plain.
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 Persian Empire, Persopolis - Crystalinks
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.
Meanwhile in Persia a usurper, the Magian Gaumata, arose in the spring of 522, who pretended to be the murdered Bardiya (Smerdis) and was acknowledged throughout Asia.
This probably was the reason why Xerxes in 484 BC abolished the Kingdom of Babel and took away the golden statue of Bel (Marduk, Merodach), the hands of which the legitimate king of Babel had to seize on the first day of each year, and killed the priest who tried to hinder him.
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 Encyclopedia: Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persia or Persian most often refer to: Persia The Persians, an ethnic group, also called Tajiks Persian language Persian (Pokémon) See also Iranian, Iranian peoples, Iranian languages and Aryan.
The history of Iran (Persia) covers thousands of years, from the ancient civilization on the Iranian plateau, Mannaeans civilization in Azerbaijan, Shahr-e sookhteh in Zabol and ancient Kingdom of Jiroft followed by the kingdom of Elam and the Achaemenid, the Parthian, the Sassanian and following Empires to the modern...
The Saffarid dynasty of Persia ruled a short-lived empire centred on Seistan, a border district between modern-day Afghanistan and Iran, between 861-1003.
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 Iqbal's The Development of Metaphysics in Persia
The outcome of all Idealistic speculation in India is Buddha, in Persia Bahaullah, and in the west Schopenhauer whose system, in Hegelian language, is the marriage of free oriental universality with occidental determinateness.
In Persia, due perhaps to Semitic influences, philosophical speculation has indissolubly associated itself with religion, and thinkers in new lines of thought have almost always been founders of new religious movements.
Greek philosophy, though an exotic plant in the soil of Persia, eventually became an integral part of Persian thought; and later thinkers, critics as well as advocates of Greek wisdom, talked in the philosophical language of Aristotle and Plato, and were mostly influenced by religious pre-suppositions.
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The name "Persia" seized to be used in 1935, and replaced with "Iran".
The name came from an area in southern Iran called Persia, but came to be used for the larger area with the expansion performed by the Greeks in the last centuries BCE.
The name Persia was used up until 1935, when there came a demand to change from Persia considered to be non-Western into the name used by people of the region: Iran.
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 The Persians
Centered on the Persian homeland on the northeastern shore of the Persian Gulf, it stretched from present-day Pakistan in the east to the Balkan Peninsula in the west and from the Persian Gulf in the south to Central Asia in the north.
Politically, they ended Persia’s expansion to the west and led to its loss of control of the western coast of Asia Minor (present-day Asian Turkey).
The last of the Sassanid kings was Yazdegerd III, during whose reign (632-651) the Arabs invaded Persia, destroyed all resistance, gradually replaced Zoroastrianism with Islam, and incorporated Persia into the caliphate.
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 Royalty.nu - Royalty & Monarchy in Iran and Persia - Persian Royal History
Persia's Achaeminid Empire flourished between 550 and 331 B.C. This beautifully illustrated book was created in association with the British Museum, which is mounting the most comprehensive exhibit ever staged on the Achaeminids.
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.
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 Persia and Constantinople Make Way for Islam
Justin's war against Persia began while he was losing Italy to the Lombards.
War between Persia and Constantinople was renewed as Constantinople sided with the Abyssinians and allied themselves with the Turks on Persia's eastern frontier, whom they persuaded to attack Persia.
Maurice had defeated the advance by the Avars, but his government was short of money, and he angered his soldiers by reducing their pay and obliging them to pay for their own arms and clothing.
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 Persia - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Persia was an ancient Earth region and empire, ruled by the Persians, that was located in south-western Asia, and existed during the mid 1st Millennium BC.
As he mentioned Persia right along the Grecian war galleys, he probably referred to the time when Persia fought against Greece in the 5th Century BC.
Persia invaded Greece in 480 BC, engaging the Spartans, led by King Leonidas, at the Battle of Thermopylae.
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 Prince of Persia The Two Thrones Review
The various instalments in the Prince of Persia Sands of Time trilogy has been one of the staple titles in the run up to the last couple of Christmases, and this year is no different with the release of the swansong game in the series, The Two Thrones.
Adding such a new element could have been frustrating to the player, and whilst the gathering of sand (usually from the corpses of enemies) still presents a challenge there does seem to be careful balance to ensure that frustration levels are kept in check.
As well as continuing the evolution of the series, the race against time to gather the sands is also a nod to the very first Prince of Persia game at the end of 1980s, where time was very much of the essence.
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 Overview of Islamic Gardens: PERSIA
As a result the Islamic garden, also called the oasis or paradise garden, is an ensemble of Islamic ideals and local traditions and varies according to the historical and geographical context in which each garden is found.
Persia was one of the first countries to come under the rule of the Islamic empire in 642 CE after the Sassanian dynasty was defeated.
Persia at this time had a well-developed culture and architecture and because Muslims were lacking in these things these traditions continued, only adapting Muslim ideology when appropriate.
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