Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia, 2005, HC, New in Shrink-wrap.

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Curtis, John E. [ed.], et al. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
English, New in Shrink-wrap, HC, 4to, 11 3/4" x 9 1/4", 272 pp.
ISBN: 0520247310

Brown paper over board with pictorial dust jacket, white and gray lettering to front panel and spine, black lettering to back panel. 272 pp. Includes Forewords by Neil MacGregor and Mohamad-Reza Kargar, Preface by Henri Loyrette, Editors' Foreword by John E. Curtis and Nigel Tallis, Maps, 12 chapters, King List and Glossary, and Bibliography. From publisher: "This sumptuous book traces the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's largest and richest empires. Encompassing a rich diversity of different peoples and cultures, Persia's Achaemenid Empire flourished between 550 and 331 B.C. ... Forgotten Empire is divided into sections such as the expansion of the Persian Empire, arms and warfare, trade and commerce, writing, luxury dinner services, jewelry, religious and burial customs, and the rediscovery of ancient Persia."