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A Historical Atlas of Iran (Historical Atlases of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East)

ISBN: 9780823938643
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 64
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Objective Portraits of the Geography, History, and Culture of Six Countries in This Complex Area of the World Asian and Middle Eastern countries are home to some of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average student, these areas of the world sometimes conjure images of remote, political hotspots or cultures of religious fanaticism. This unique and timely geography series offers an objective portrait of south asia, central Asia and the Middle East while tracing each country's history to the present day. Using maps of the ancient to modern worlds as its foundation, each book explores pivotal historical moments, encompassing various periods of leadership, the rise and fall of empires, wars, conquests, and any other dramatic changes that affect each country and its surrounding environs. Special attention is paid to include facts about modern events such as the Iran hostage crisis, the Persian Gulf War, and the recent war in Afghanistan. Each book in this series contains rare maps, vivid photography, extensive captions, and resources that include a timeline, glossary, suggested reading list, and bibliography. An invaluable resource for young readers in today's world. For thousands of years, the region occupied today by the nation of Iran has been an important trade link between the Mesopotamian civilizations and the civilizations of India and China. With great empires that rivaled the culture of the Greek city-states, the Persian Empire flourished over the centuries. Through the use of historical and modern maps, young readers will understand how Arab invaders conquered the land and introduced Islam. With a thorough overview of Iranian history that includes adiscussion of U.S. involvement in the region, this book is a selection to which students may continually refer.

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