The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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oŽS Until the time of the Arab conquest of AD 641, the civilization of Iran falls into
four distinct periods: Achaemenid, ... This short-lived period of foreign rule ended
in 247 BC when an Iranian provincial governor rebelled and founded the ...
Arabs conquer Iran. ... Perhaps the stark contrasts found on the Iranian
plateausteep-sided mountains and flat valleys, bitterly cold winters and ...
Certainly, it had an effect on the attitudes of the peoples who came under Iranian
Under the inspiration of Zoroaster, the Aryan settlers of Iran ignored the local
deities and demoted a large number of their own gods to infernal rank. As a result
... In time, the harsh duality of Iranian mythology was softened. Under the ...
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