James Davidson: A tribute to the Persians, 10 July 2003
Show More From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire by Pierre Briant, translated by Peter Daniels.
Eisenbrauns, 1196 pp., $79.50, January 2002, 1 57506 031 0Show More
Ancient Persia from 550 BC to 650 AD: reissue by Josef Wiesehöfer, translated by Azizeh Azodi.
Tauris, 332 pp., £35, April 2001, 1 85043 999 0Show More
“... Turkish umbrellas, which still seemed to gel less than a lifetime ago, but already seems amazing. Josef Wiesehöfer’s Ancient Persia agrees with Briant on many points; he, too, finds evidence that Nabonidus’ regime was ‘efficient and sensible’, and does a partially convincing deconstruction of the opposition between Cyrus and Xerxes as good cop ...”