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Internet Ancient History Sourcebook:


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Note: To continue investigation of Medieval Persian Culture, see the Islamic History Sourcebook

Persia: General
  • WEB Encyclopedia Iranica
    Very detailed entries, but only D and E are online. [At Internet Archive]
  • WEB
    Focused on a later period of Persian history than covered in this class, but still a good entrance to all things Persian.

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The Persian State: Acheamenids (560-330 BCE)

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The Persian State: Parthia and Arcsacids (247 BCE-226 CE)

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The Persian State: Sassanids (224-636 CE)

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Persian Religions

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Art and Architecture

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Dates of accession of material added since July 1998 can be seen in the New Additions page.. The date of inception was 4/8/1998.

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