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Iranian Expanse – Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE - California Scholarship Online
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Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Matthew P. Canepa

Abstract

The product of a decade of research, The Iranian Expanse is a study of the natural and built environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world from the consolidation of the Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BCE to the fall of the Sasanian Empire in the seventh century CE. It analyzes the formation and development of some of the most enduring expressions of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world: palaces, paradise gardens and hunting enclosures, royal cities, sanctuaries and landscapes marked with a rich history of rock art and ritual activity. It explores how these stru ... More

Keywords: Persia, Iranian, Archaeology, Architecture, Hellenistic, Zoroastrianism, Achaemenid, Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520290037
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290037.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew P. Canepa, author
University of California, Irvine

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