HIS102Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Sasanian Empire

131 views3 pages
Published on 9 Aug 2018
School
Department
Course
Professor
Persia: Crossroads of Empire
1. Introduction: The Age of Classical Empires
- 900 BCE to 651 CE
- What is Asia? A landmass, a continent. (East Asia, West Asia)
2. Four Persian Empires (IRAN)
- Achaemenid (559-330 bce)
- The capital of persia was persepolis.
- Cyrus he united the first persian empire and defeated the babylonians.
- He presented himself as a traditional mesopotamian ruler.
- He restored temples and conquered and many intermarriage alliances to
expand the empire.
- Darius was not a direct relative, but he was the strongest military ruler, he
created and extended an administrative structure.
- Xertes had the least impact, was engaged with many wars with greeks,
Persian wars. (fought to keep persia together).
- Seleucid (323-83 BCE)
- Persia was conquered by alexander the great from macedonia.
- The seleucids ruled the part known as iran.
- Alexander’s generals took over the empire.
- The greek influence was present through art and architecture.
- Seleucid claimed he was a descendant from alexander the great.
- Parthian ( 247 Bce- 224 CE)
- Nomadic (wanderers) people from north west iran.
- They often traveled with animals, and were herders of animals
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 3 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Document Summary

Persia: crossroads of empire: introduction: the age of classical empires. A landmass, a continent. (east asia, west asia: four persian empires (iran) Cyrus he united the first persian empire and defeated the babylonians. He presented himself as a traditional mesopotamian ruler. He restored temples and conquered and many intermarriage alliances to expand the empire. Darius was not a direct relative, but he was the strongest military ruler, he created and extended an administrative structure. Xertes had the least impact, was engaged with many wars with greeks, Persia was conquered by alexander the great from macedonia. The seleucids ruled the part known as iran. The greek influence was present through art and architecture. Seleucid claimed he was a descendant from alexander the great. Nomadic (wanderers) people from north west iran. They often traveled with animals, and were herders of animals. They restored persian rule in central iran and got rid of the foreigners.

Get OneClass Grade+

Unlimited access to all notes and study guides.

YearlyMost Popular
75% OFF
$9.98/m
Monthly
$39.98/m
Single doc
$39.98

or

You will be charged $119.76 upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.