Iran - bibliography
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Aeschylus, Persai
Aithie, Charles and Patricia, Yemen, Stacey International 2009
Al-Khalili, Jim, Pathfinders, The golden age of Arabic science, Penguin 2012
Al-Tabari, The History of al-Tabari
Amanat, Abbas, Iran, a Modern History, Yale 2017
Ammianus Marcellinus, Histories
Ansari, Al M., Confronting Iran, Hurst 2006
Arberry, A.J. (ed), The Legacy of Persia, Oxford 1953
Armstrong, Karen, The Great Transformation, Atlantic, 2006
Armstrong, Karen, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Penguin 2014
Arrian, History of Alexander
Ascherson, Neal, The Black Sea, Vintage 2007
Asher, Armen & Teryl, The peoples of Ararat, www.booksurge.com
Atwood, Christopher T, Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, Facts on File 2004
Axworthy, Michael, Iran Empire of the Mind, Penguin 2007
Baha' al-Din, tr D.S.Richards, The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin, Routledge 2016
Ball, Warwick, Out of Arabia, East & West 2009
Ball, Warwick, Towards One World: Ancient Persia and the West, East & West 2010
Baumer, Christoph, The Church of the East, I.B.Tauris 2006
Baumer, Christoph, The History of Central Asia (4 volumes), I.B.Tauris 2012 - 2018
Bell, Gertrude, Persian Pictures (Ernest Benn 1894) Anthem 2005
Blunt, Wilfrid, Isfahan, Pearl of Persia, Pallas Athene
Boardman, John, The Greeks in Asia, Thames & Hudson 2015
Bowersock, G.W., Mosaics as History, Harvard 2006
Bowersock, G.W.,The Crucible of Islam, Harvard 2017
Bowersock, G.W., Empires in collision in late antiquity, UPNE 2012
Braund, David, Georgia in antiquity, Oxford 1994
Brereton, Gareth (ed), I am Assurbanipal, Thames and Hudson 2018
Briant, Pierre, From Cyrus to Alexander (tr Peter T. Daniels), Eisenbrauns 2002
Briant, Pierre, Darius in the Shadow of Alexander (tr Jane Marie Todd), Harvard 2015
Brook, Kevin Alan, The Jews of Khazaria, Rowman & Littlefield 2006
Burkert, Walter, Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis, Harvard 2004
Burkert, Walter, The orientalizing revolution, Harvard 1992
Butt, Gerald, The Arabs: Myth and Reality, I.B.Tauris 1997
Cambridge History of Iran, vols 3 to 7
Canby, Sheila, R, Shah Abbas: The remaking of Iran, British Musem 2009
Cimok, Fatih, Biblical Anatolia, A Turizm Yayinlari, 2000
Cimok, Fatih, The Hittites, A Turizm Yayinlari, 2010
Clark, Victoria, Yemen: Dancing on the heads of snakes, Yale 2010
Cline, Eric H, 1177 BC The Year Civilization Collapsed, Princeton 2014
Colledge, Malcolm A.R., Parthian Art, Elek 1977
Cornelius Nepos
Crone, Patricia, The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran, Cambridge 2012
Ctesias' History of Persia, Routledge 2010
Curatola & Scarcia, The Art and Architecture of Persia, Abbeville Press 2009
Curtis, John and St John Simpson (eds), The World of Achaemenid Persia. I.B.Tauris 2010
Curtis, John and Tallis, Nigel, Forgotten Empire, British Museum 2005
Curtis, John, The Cyrus cylinder and ancient Persia, British Museum
Curtis, Vesta and others (eds) The Parthian and early Sasanian empires, Oxbow 2016
Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh, Persian Myths, British Museum, 1993
Dalrymple, William. From the Holy Mountain, Flamingo 1998
Darayee, Touraj, Sasanian Persia, I.B.Tauris 2009
de la Vaissiere, Etienne, Sogdian Traders, Brill 2005
Di Cosmo, Nicola & Maas, Michael (eds), Empires and exchanges in Eurasian late antiquity, Cambridge 2018
Diodorus Siculus, The Persian Wars to the Fall of Athens, Univ of Texas 2009
Dodgson, M.H and Lieu, Samuel, The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226 - 363, Routledge 1991
Doughty, Charles M., Arabia Deserta , Cambridge 1888
Droysen, Johann Gustav, History of Alexander the Great (1833) tr Kimmich, American Philosophical Society 2012
Elliot, Jason, Mirrors of the Unseen - Journeys in Iran, Picador 2006
Ettinghausen, Grabar, Jenkins-Madina, Islamic Art and Architecture 650 - 1250, Yale 2001
Farrokh, Kaveh, Shadows in the Desert, Ancient Persia at War, Osprey 2007
Farrokh, Kaveh, Sassanian Elite Cavalry, Osprey 2005
Ferdowsi, Shahnameh tr Dick Davis, Penguin 2007
Fisher, Greg, Rome and the Arabs before the rise of Islam
Fitzgerald, Edward (tr), Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Frankopan, Peter, The First Crusade, Vintage 2013
Frankopan, Peter, The New Silk Roads, Bloomsbury 2018
Frankopan, Peter, The Silk Roads, Bloomsbury 2015
Fredrik Hiebert & Pierre Cambon (eds), Afghanistan, Crossroads of the ancient world, British Museum 2011
Ghirshman, R, Iran, Pelican 1954
Hall, Edith, Inventing the Barbarian, Oxford 1989
Hallock, Richard T., Persepolis Fortification Tablets, Chicago 1969
Hardy, Roger, The Poisoned Well: empire and its legacy in the Middle East, C Hurst & co 2016
Harrison, Thomas, Writing Ancient Persia, Bristol Classical Press 2011
Herodian, History of the Roman Empire
Herodotus, The Histories
Hicks, Jim, The Persians, Time Life 1976
Hitgen, Hoger, Marib, CTG Sana'a 2005
Holland, Tom, Persian Fire, Abacus 2006
Holt, Frank L, The Treasures of Alexander the Great, Oxford 2016
Holt, Frank L., Lost World of the Golden King, Univ of California 2012
Huntingford G.W.B. (tr), The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, Hakluyt Society 1980
Hussey, J,M.,The Byzantine World, Hutchinson 1967
Jackson, Peter, The Mongols & the Islamic World, Yale 2017
Josephus, Jewish Antiquities
Josephus, The Jewish War
Kapadia, S.A., The Teachings of Zoroaster, John Murray 1913
Kaplan, Robert D., The Revenge of Geography, Random House 2012
Kapuscinski, Ryszard, Travels with Herodotus, Penguin 2007
Kuhrt, Amelie, The Persian Empire, Routledge 2007
Lane Fox, Robin, Alexander the Great, Penguin 1986
Lane Fox, Robin, Pagans and Christians, Viking 1986
Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd, King and Court in ancient Persia 559 - 331 BCE, Edinburgh UP 2013
Maas, Michael (ed), Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila, Cambridge 2015
Maçães, Bruno, The Dawn of Eurasia, Allen Lane
Mackey, Sandra, The Iranians: Pwersia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation, Penguin 1996
Majd, Hooman, The Ayatollah begs to differ: The paradox of modern Iran, Penguin 2009
Malouf, Amin, the Crusades through Arab Eyes, Saqi, 1984
Mansfield, Peter, The Arabs, Penguin 1992
Marozzi, Justin, The man who invented history: Travels with Herodotus, John Murray 2008
Mayor, Adrienne, The Poison King, Princeton 2010
Mayor, Adrienne, The Amazons, Princeton 2014
Morgan, David, Medieval Persia 1040-1797, Longman, 1988
Morgan, Llewelyn, The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Profile Books 2012
Nansen, Valerie, The Silk Road, Oxford 2012
Oxford Handbook of Iranian History, ed Touraj Daryaee, Oxford 2012
Peacock A.C.S., The Great Seljuk Empire, Edinburgh UP 2015
Phillips, Jonathan, The Life and Legend of Sultan Saladin, Penguin 2019
Phillips, Jonathan, The Crusades 1095-1204, Routledge 2014
Plutarch, Lives
Pope, Arthur Upham, Persian Architecture, Souroush, 1969
Rawlinson, H.G., Bactria (1912), Westholme 2013
Rea, Cam, The rise of Parthia in the east, Createspace, Charlestion SC
Reich, David, Who We Are and How We Got Here, Oxford 2018
Renault, Mary, The Nature of Alexander, Penguin 1975
Rogan, Eugene, The Arabs, Allen Lane 2009
Rogan, Eugene, The Fall of the Ottomans, Allen Lane 2015
Rose, Jenny, Zoroastrianism, I.B.Tauris 2011
Roxburgh, David J.(ed), Turks 600-1600, Royal Academy of Arts 2005
Russell, Gerard, Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms, Simon & Shuster 2014
Ruthven, Malise, Islam in the World, Penguin 1991
Said, Edward W., Orientalism, Routledge 1978
Scott, James C, Against the Grain, Yale 2017
Shahbazi, A.Shapur, Persepolis, SAFIR 2004
Sharon, Moshe, Black Banners from the East: the Establishment of the Abbasid State: Incubation. Magnes Press 1983
Sharon, Moshe, Black Banners from the East II:Revolt: The Social and Military Aspects of the Abbasid Revolution. Magnes Press 1983
Smith, Anthony, Blind White Fish in Persia, Penguin, 1990
St John Simpson and Svetlana Pankova (eds), Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia, British Museum 2017
Starr, S Frederick, Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age, Princeton 2013
Stewart, Sarah (ed), The Everlasting Flame, I.B.Tauris 2013
Strassler, Robert B (ed), The Landmark Herodotus, Quercus 2007
Tacitus, Annals
Talbert, J.A. (ed), Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman world, Princeton 2000
Tarn, W.W. Alexander the Great, Cambridge, 1948
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
Tuplin, Christopher (ed), Persian Responses, Classical Press of Wales 2007
Wieshofer, Josef, Ancient Persia, I.B.Tauris 1996
Xenophon, Agesilaus
Xenophon, Anabasis
Xenophon, Cyropaedia
Xenophon, Hellenica
Zarathushtra, The Gathas, tr Piloo Nanavutty, Mapin 1999

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