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  • Samak the Ayyar

    A Tale of Ancient Persia

    Translated by Freydoon Rassouli, Jordan Mechner ...
    The adventures of Samak, a trickster-warrior hero of Persia’s thousand-year-old oral storytelling tradition, are beloved in Iran. Samak is an ayyar, a warrior who comes from the common people and embodies the ideals of loyalty, selflessness, and honor—a figure that recalls samurai, ronin, and knights yet is distinctive to Persian legend. His exploits—set against an epic background of palace ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • A History of Ancient Persia

    The Achaemenid Empire

    by Maria Brosius ...
    series Blackwell History of the Ancient World
    An innovative approach to the history of the First Persian Empire, offering an accessible historical narrative for students and general readers alikeA History of the Achaemenid Empire considers archaeological and written sources to provide an expansive, source-based introduction to the diverse and culturally rich world of ancient Achaemenid Persia. Assuming no prior background, this accessible ... Read more

    $43.00 USD

  • The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia

    the authoritative edition

    The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Armies of Ancient Persia

    The Sassanians

    by Kaveh Farrokh ...
    Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under the Sassanians, was overwhelmed by the Islamic conquests in the seventh century AD. Yet, the armies of ancient Persia have received relatively little detailed attention, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Epic of Kings

    Hero Tales of Ancient Persia

    by Firdausi ...
    The Shahnameh, ("The Book/Epic of Kings"), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Firdausi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. It is the world's longest poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia

    by Firdausi ...
    The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia Firdausi - The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (The Shahnameh) is an epic poem by the Persian poet Firdausi, written between 966 and 1010 AD. Telling the past of the Persian empire, using a mix of the mythical and historical, it is regarded as a literary masterpiece. Not only important to the Persian culture, it is also important to ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Firdausi, The Epics of Kings: Hero Tales of Ancient Persia

    by eBooksLib ...
    KAIUMERS first sat upon the throne of Persia, and was master of the world. He took up his abode in the mountains, and clad himself and his people in tiger-skins, and from him sprang all kindly nurture and the arts of clothing, till then unknown. Men and beasts from all parts of the earth came to do him homage and receive laws at his hands, and his glory was like to the sun. Then Ahriman the Evil, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • THE ADVENTURES OF SAID - A Children’s Fairy Tale from Ancient Persia

    Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories - Issue 360

    by Anon E. Mouse ...
    Book 360 - Baba Indaba Children's Stories
    ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 360In this 360th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE ADVENTURES OF SAID”.Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".A long time ago and far, far away, in the time of Haroun Al-Raschid (763AD –809AD), ruler of Bagdad, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Ancient Persia

    A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550–330 BCE

    by Matt Waters ...
    The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r.522–486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview of the Achaemenid period while considering the manifold interpretive problems historians face in ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • The Little Rabbit’S Smart Move

    A Fable from Ancient Persia

    by Tara Eghdam ...
    This is a story of a little rabbit who not only saved herself but all the animals in the valley from a greedy wolf by just being clever. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Imperial Matter

    Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires

    A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit to learn more.What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But ... Read more


  • Ancient Persia in Western History

    Hellenism and the Representation of the Achaemenid Empire

    by Sasan Samiei ...
    Ancient Persia in Western History is a measured rejoinder to the dominant narrative that considers the Graeco-Persian Wars to be merely the first round of an oft-repeated battle between the despotic 'East' and the broadly enlightened 'West'. Sasan Samiei analyses the historiography which has skewed our understanding of this crucial era - contrasting the work of Edward Gibbon and Goethe, which ... Read more

    $32.39 USD