Persian Fire

Tom Holland's brilliant new book describes the very first 'clash of Empires' between East and West. Once again he has found extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own.

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748131035

Category: History

Page: 448

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In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory - rapid, spectacular victory - had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. In the space of a single generation, they had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire which stretched from India to the shores of the Aegean. As a result of those conquests, Xerxes ruled as the most powerful man on the planet. Yet somehow, astonishingly, against the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks of the mainland managed to hold out. The Persians were turned back. Greece remained free. Had the Greeks been defeated at Salamis, not only would the West have lost its first struggle for independence and survival, but it is unlikely that there would ever have been such and entity as the West at all. Tom Holland's brilliant new book describes the very first 'clash of Empires' between East and West. Once again he has found extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own. There is no competing popular book describing these events.


A Dictionary Persian Arabic and English

A fery dragon , اژدر آتشفشان .fire , a vulcano A temple of the magi or worshippers
, ( آتشکده or آتشیانه ) آتشگاه , آتشلك .Fuel for fire , آتش افروز or ) آتشکیره .of
fire in Persia .A fire ot taggots , آنشنهال .Fiery , hot , آتشناگ P A Elait atbāç ...

Author: John Richardson

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Category: Arabic language

Page: 2010

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A Dictionary Persian Arabic and English

To abandon A А آتش .atish zadan , To set on fire آتش زدن .heat آتش زمزم , atistlisar
, Lustre , elegance , beauty زر .Being dirty ( وسخ itisahl , ( ۲.n.8 of الساخ A , atisi
sard آتش سرد A / atis آتش سم sum , A -atishi Randa , Love . Pensiveness , me آتش
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Outram Havelock s Persian Campaign

Thus matters continued until dawn , when the Persian fire having for some half -
hour slackened , it was currently believed that they would make off ; but , to the
joy and surprise of all , as the morning mist cleared away , their army was
descried ...

Author: George Henry Hunt

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Persia and the Persian Question

That it was not a firetemple I consider certain , from its utter lack of resemblance
to any What Persian fire - altar that exists , either in ruins or figured upon was it ?
coins . What could have been the object of keeping the sacred flame in a prison ...

Author: Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green

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Category: Eastern question (Central Asia)

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The Iranian Expanse

Persian. Religion. and. Achaemenid. Sacred. Spaces. A 三 MWM muy loli ] ] Dull
Finne hos. In contrast to many other ancient ... All the sites and structures these
earlier strains of scholarship cited as the earliest Persian fire temples have since
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Author: Matthew P. Canepa

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520379209

Category: Art

Page: 510

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The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in Persia and the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies. Investigating over a thousand years of history, from the Achaemenid period to the arrival of Islam, The Iranian Expanse argues that Iranian identities were built and shaped not by royal discourse alone, but by strategic changes to Western Asia’s cities, sanctuaries, palaces, and landscapes. The Iranian Expanse critically examines the construction of a new Iranian royal identity and empire, which subsumed and subordinated all previous traditions, including those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Anatolia. It then delves into the startling innovations that emerged after Alexander under the Seleucids, Arsacids, Kushans, Sasanians, and the Perso-Macedonian dynasties of Anatolia and the Caucasus, a previously understudied and misunderstood period. Matthew P. Canepa elucidates the many ruptures and renovations that produced a new royal culture that deeply influenced not only early Islam, but also the wider Persianate world of the Il-Khans, Safavids, Timurids, Ottomans, and Mughals.

The New Monthly Magazine

This would seem to imply that if the fire of the Persians was maintained from
natural sources of paphtba , so also was that of Vesta ; but this is by no ... 6 ) ,
both make mention of the tradition of the Persian fire having been lighted from
heaven .

Author: William Francis Ainsworth

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Ruins of Many Lands

The sacred mountain of Ater Quedah is near the city . - - ( See Stephens ' Persia .
) At Bombay the Fire - worshippers form a large and respectable community , and
are known by the name of Parsees , from the Persian province of Pars or Fars .

Author: Nicholas Michell

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The Rosicrucians Their Rites and Mysteries with Chapters on the Ancient Fire and Serpent worshippers and Explanations of the Mystic Symbols Represented in the Monuments and Talismans of the Primeval Philosophers

Hargrave Jennings. Persian Fire - Tower . CHAPTER THE TWENTIETH . THE
ROSY CROSS ” IN INDIAN , EGYPTIAN , GREEK , ROMAN , AND MEDIÆVAL
MONUMENTS . 17 raised far above the planets and stars . In. HOUGH fire is an ...

Author: Hargrave Jennings

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Category: Rosicrucians

Page: 372

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The Fortnightly Review

So far as concerned Heracleitus , and the drawing of his knowledge from the
ancient Bactrians , Medes , and Persians , there ... The first element of this life ,
according to the Persians , and according to the Obscure Philosopher , is fire , out
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The Fortnightly

So far as concerned Heracleitus , and the drawing of his knowledge from the
ancient Bactrians , Medes , and Persians , there ... The first element of this life ,
according to the Persians , and according to the Obscure Philosopher , is fire , out
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Ancient History

Hoshung defeated them , succeeded to the throne of Persia , reigned for forty
years over seven kingdoms , invented agriculture , metallurgy ... The Persian fire -
worship appears to have been more refined than the idolatry of the Assyrians .

Author: Samuel Griswold Goodrich

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Category: History, Ancient

Page: 552

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The Faiths of the World

Fire phy , but more especially the introduction of Chriswas regarded as the
omnipotent organ of the Divine tianity , which ... The had its origin among the
Teutonic tribes in the plains Ethiopians revered the Persian fire - god as their old
of Upper ...

Author: Rev. James Gardner

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The British Quarterly Review

In the copious account which he gives of the ancient Persian religion , traced by
the Persians themselves as he thinks , not erroneously - to Abraham , he labours
hard to vindicate them from the charge of worshipping the sun and fire ; while he
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