The fourth in a series of books containing papers taken from seminars in honour of Vladimir Lukonin discussing the relationships between Mesopotamia and Iran from earliest times through to the introduction of the Sasanian and Parthian dynasties. Previous books dealt with the periods c.3500-1600BC, 1600-539BC and 539-331BC, this one takes us through to the seventh century AD. (All volumes are available excluding one - 1600-539BC-, the reissue of which is under consideration.) Contents: Introduction (John Curtis); Parthian and Sasanian History of Iran (Richard N Frye); Parthian Culture and Costume (Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis); The Rock Reliefs of Sasanian Iran (Georgina Herrmann); Sasanian Silver Vessels (Prudence O Harper); Mesopotamia in the Sasanian Period (St John Simpson); Sasanian Art beyond the Persian World (Guitty Azarpay).
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