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Internet Ancient History Sourcebook



See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections.


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

Persia: General
  • WEB Encyclopedia Iranica [Internet Archive backup here]
    Very detailed articles on all aspects of Iranian/Persian culture and history
  • WEB Livius: Persia and Livius: Greater Iran [Internet Archive backup here]
    Many articles, sources, illustrations on Persian and the wider area in which Persian was spoken in antiquity.
  • WEB [Internet Archive backup here]
    Focused on the Parthia persiod but useful for 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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Modern Perspectives on Ancient Iran
  • Tolerant empires vs. intolerant democracies.

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The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook is part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project. The date of inception was 4/8/1998. Links to files at other site are indicated by [At some indication of the site name or location]. WEB indicates a link to one of small number of high quality web sites which provide either more texts or an especially valuable overview.

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the Fordham University History Department, and the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies in providing web space and server support for the project. The IHSP is a project independent of Fordham University.  Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action.

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