Ancient Persia: A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE
Publish date: January 31st 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Matt Waters provides a detailed but brief historical overview of the Achaemenid period, 550-330 BCE. The author also examines the many interpretive problems historians face in constructing and understanding its history, especially since much of the history of this period is gained from Greek, rather...
Considering the limited amount of materials available to study it there are a considerable number of surveys of ancient Persia for readers to choose from, ranging from A. T. Olmstead's classic History of the Persian Empire to Lindsay Allen's recent The Persian Empire. Matt Waters concise survey, whi...